The 6275 seat Allen Event Center, located in The Village at Allen, developed by the MG Herring Group. In addition to concerts and performances the Event Center has both a competition hockey rink and a community practice rink.
The $50 million premier entertainment and event center will feature 6,275 fixed seats, with capacity for 8,500 seats, and 26 luxury and club suites. It will host approximately 150 events each year, with more than 1,000,000 visitors projected annually.
SITE solutions designed the hardscape and landscape to evoke and compliment the building facade, which has a gently undulating wave shape roof. Premium paving at the west entry evokes free flowing water, with alternating bands of color in gentle curves. The north and south entry paving areas are similar in color and texture, but sharply angular in layout, with triangular “shards” of ice themed paving as seat blocks.
The planting and lighting tie back to the building geometry, and oversized “hockey puck” bollards mark the pedestrian crossings back to the Village at Allen.
Client: Global Entertainment Corporation, The MG Herring Group, The City of Allen.