Credit Union of Texas Event Center Secures New Five-Year License Agreement with ECHL's Allen Americans Hockey Club
February 11, 2022
Allen, TX – Credit Union of Texas Event Center has announced a new lease agreement that will keep the Allen Americans Professional Hockey Club in Allen through the 2026-27 season. The five-year deal, approved unanimously by Allen City Council, keeps in play a successful partnership that began in 2009.
“We’re glad that the community and visitors alike will continue to enjoy professional hockey at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center for years to come,” said City of Allen Mayor Ken Fulk. “The Allen Americans are a great asset to the city as a destination for sports and entertainment. As a home team, they have become an integral part of our community through the various charitable activities they support while giving us the opportunity to rally together with the #GoRed spirit.”
“We’re excited to have reached a new agreement," said Jack D. Gulati, owner of Allen Hockey Team, LLC. “The fan-centric arena has made the #RinkOfRed [Credit Union of Texas Event Center] the best place to watch affordable family-friendly hockey for our fans, and we are excited about the future of professional hockey in the DFW Metroplex.”
In addition to hosting the Allen Americans, Credit Union of Texas Event Center is also home to the Dallas Sidekicks Soccer Club (MASL) and will welcome the National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships in March. A complete list of upcoming events can be found at CUTXEventCenter.com.
About Credit Union of Texas Event Center
Formerly named Allen Event Center, Credit Union of Texas Event Center is one of the most diverse multipurpose sports and entertainment arenas in the DFW Metroplex. The center hosts more than 100 events annually with an annual $12.5 million economic impact. Events at the 7,000+ seat facility include concerts, sporting events, graduations, trade shows, family ice shows and more. The arena is also home to the Dallas Sidekicks Soccer Club (MASL). Credit Union of Texas Event Center is property of and managed by the City of Allen.
About the Allen Americans
The Allen Americans Professional Hockey Club is a member of the ECHL, the world’s top Double-A hockey league, and is the affiliate of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Seattle Kraken. Championship Hockey is the backbone of the franchise, with the Red having captured back-to-back ECHL Kelly Cup Championships in 2014-15 & 2015-16 and two Central Hockey League President’s Cups in 2012-13 & 2013-14. Over the years, more than 323 players have worn the Red Sweater, with four Americans having moved up to play in the NHL.
About Credit Union of Texas
For almost 100 years, Credit Union of Texas has provided financial services to members throughout North Texas. Living out its vision to deliver an unexpected experience, CUTX has grown to over $1.7 billion in assets. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works or worships, or is related to a member in Dallas, Denton, Collin, Rockwall or Upshur and its surrounding counties. In the last year, CUTX was recognized with the Communities Foundation of Texas “Be in Good Company” Seal of Excellence, voted the Best Credit Union in DFW by the readers of The Dallas Morning News and named the winner of the Torch Awards for Ethics, Better Business Bureau Serving North Central Texas. For more information about CUTX, visit www.cutx.org.