On November 4, 2014, the citizens of Fort Worth overwhelmingly voted in favor of a new multipurpose arena for the community. Dickies Arena, which is adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center campus, is an exciting, state-of- the-art venue for events of all kinds, including concerts, sports, community events and the Fort Worth Stock Show rodeo performances. The facility is the result of a pioneering public-private partnership between the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, the State of Texas and a group of private-sector participants, including foundations, individuals and organizations. Dickies Arena is owned by the City of Fort Worth and managed by the not-for- profit operating entity, Trail Drive Management Corp. (TDMC).
Dickies Arena is located at Harley Avenue and Gendy Street between Montgomery Street and Trail Drive in west Fort Worth. The adjacent Chevrolet Garage garage has 2,200 spaces on six levels. The nearby Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum – now in its ninth decade of service to the community – will continue to serve as a major equestrian venue and an excellent complement to the new arena.
- Concerts: Up to 14,000
- Basketball: 13,300
- Family shows and hockey: 12,200
- Rodeo performances: 9,300
Trail Drive Management Corp.
Trail Drive Management Corp. (TDMC) is the not-for-profit operating entity established to oversee the management and operations of Dickies Arena, a state-of- the-art facility located adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center campus. TDMC’s mission is to enhance the quality of entertainment available to the citizens of Fort Worth by bringing the best concert acts, family and sporting shows and more to the area without creating any
financial burden on the Fort Worth community. The foundation of this mission statement is based on three principles:
A commitment to the citizens of Fort Worth to maintain a facility for the entire community to enjoy.
A commitment to developing strong relationships with local, regional and national promoters to bring the highest quality entertainment to the area while collaborating with the Fort Worth community.
A commitment to operating a financially self-sustaining venue, and using surplus funds for capital maintenance and improvement to ensure the enjoyment of the arena and adjacent Will Rogers Memorial Center campus for years to come.