Trail Drive Management Corp., the not-for-profit operators of Dickies Arena, has unveiled plans for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and community open house on Saturday, October 26, to welcome the community to the brand-new arena.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 10 am on the east side of the arena, on Simmons Bank Plaza, with remarks from Mayor Betsy Price, Ed Bass, and The Beck Group CEO Peter Beck. Immediately following the ceremony, the arena will open for self-guided tours. The tours are free, but anyone wishing to participate must register for a specific time in advance by visiting Ticketmaster.com. Tours will be available every half hour between 10 am and 4 pm.
“After breaking ground over two years ago, we are ready to show the community just how spectacular Dickies Arena will be,” Matt Homan, president and general manager of TDMC, said in a statement. “Dickies Arena will re-shape the entertainment scene in Fort Worth for decades to come, providing a variety of events and activities for guests of all ages.”
In addition to getting the first glimpses of the arena, visitors will be able to taste a variety of food and beverage options that will be available for purchase at a discounted rate. Outside, there will be a variety of activities and performances for visitors to enjoy, including Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live’s BIGFOOT, WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Bayley, a Harlem Globetrotter, and a special presence from Cirque du Soleil.
Following the grand opening, the first scheduled event at Dickies Arena is a concert by Twenty One Pilots on Friday, November 8.