exelone31 wrote:Guhhhhhh, another "sports" venue in Arlington. Doesn't the Dallas Convention Center have a formerly-primo venue that could have been used for this? Note: I have no idea where the Dallas Fuel play, so they could be planning to play somewhere in Dallas proper.
Yes, the Dallas Convention Center Municipal Auditorium has been all but forgotten and discarded by city decision makers. Sometime during Dwaine Caraway's first stent on the city council, he tried to 'champion' an $80 million renovation of the Auditorium, but I guess the fancy bridges and Great Recession buried that half-hearted attempt.
I'm still not sure why The Dallas Wings have not been courted to play in the Municipal Auditorium.
Fort Worth Convention Center suffers from similar tunnel vision in this regard. Landing the big trade shows and conventions is certainly still big business and relevant for tourist bureaus (possibly even reaching the break even point on municipal $ponsorship$), but it seems the bigger the CVB the less likely it is to understand the future.