The Community Impact Newspaper reports that ground was recently broken on the new Cedar Park Events Center to be located on New Hope Drive. The new facility will cost an estimated $55 million to complete, with the city providing $43 million of the necessary funding.
The new facility, which will be the new home for the Texas Stars Hockey Club will encompass a total of 181,000 square feet of space. The 16 acre development will include 91,000 square feet of commercial development as well as 91,000 square feet of retail space. In all, the facility will offer 6,800 seats and will be utilized for a number of different events in addition to hockey. Some of these include tennis, basketball, ice shows, boxing, and even community events such as meetings and graduations.
"The Cedar Park Event Center is truly going to be a lifestyle project where the community and tourists can gather for first class entertainment," says Cedar Park Mayor Bob Lemon. "We expect this facility to enhance the quality of life for our residents and spin off new economic development for the city and region."