Entertainment

ENTERTAINMENT

With three sports teams and an eclectic cultural scene, Allen offers entertainment options for every lifestyle.

Professional Sports

The city’s Allen Event Center hosts three professional sports teams:

  • The Allen Americans, an ECHL hockey team
  • The Dallas Sidekicks, an MASL indoor soccer team
  • The Texas Revolution, an IFL indoor football team

Although not professional, Allen High School’s championship football team draws the community together in the school’s 18,000 seat stadium. The team won the 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Texas State 5A Championships and finished 2nd in Max Preps national football rankings.

Arts & Culture

Allen hosts a variety of arts institutions and cultural amenities including:

Amenities in Greater Dallas

Arts, History, & Culture

With its close proximity to Dallas, residents of Allen are able to take advantage of the many cultural amenities offered by a global city.

  • The American Airlines Center, an arena in downtown Dallas hosting hundreds of events and concerts throughout the year
  • The AT&T Performing Arts Center, hosting concerts and performances year-round
  • The Dallas Arts District, the largest arts district in the US
  • The Dallas Art Museum, which hosts a truly international collection of art from Africa, Asia, and the Pre-Columbian Americas
  • The George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University
  • The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Professional Sports

One of the most successful and passionate sports cities in America, Dallas is home to five world-class, top-level professional sports franchises:

  • The five-time Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys play their home games at the 85,000-seat capacity AT&T Stadium in Arlington
  • The 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks play their home games at the 19,200-seat American Airlines Center.
  • The 1999 Stanley Cup Champion Dallas Stars also play the American Airlines Center
  • Back-to-back AL Pennant winners (2010-11) Texas Rangers play their home games at the 48,114-capicity Global Life Park in Arlington
  • 2010 MLS Cup runners-up FC Dallas, formerly the Dallas Burn, play in the 20,500-seat soccer-specific Toyota Stadium in Frisco

Collegiate-level athletics in the Dallas-Fort Worth region draw considerable passion from the local population, as well. Texas Christian University in Forth Worth, Southern Methodist University in University park and the University of North Texas all field competitive teams in a variety of sports year-round.