WILL ROGERS MEMORIAL CENTER
The Will Rogers Memorial Center (WRMC) is a 120-acre multi-purpose entertainment complex in the heart of the Fort Worth Cultural District. To date, Dunaway has completed 12 projects for the WRMC complex, including a campus master plan, parking structures and lots, Gendy Street upgrades and beautification, Trail Drive enhancements, a cattle barn renovation, an equine warm-up facility, and tower promenade improvements.
Dunaway is currently finalizing engineering and survey services as a part of the design team for the new $500 million Dickies Multipurpose Arena, scheduled for completion in late 2019. The Arena will seat up to 14,000, and will host a wide range of events including collegiate and high school sports, regional graduations, concerts, and family events such as the circus and ice shows. The venue will contain two premium entertainment clubs near the north and south entrances, two party suites, 36 patron suites, 32 loge boxes, 75 concession points of sale, and the latest in fan entertainment and communication technology. In addition to the Arena, a 2,200-car parking garage is being constructed to complement the existing Will Rogers Center parking infrastructure, along with an 85,000 square foot underground multipurpose event and equine warm up support building, and a three-acre outdoor greenspace plaza. (Multipurpose Arena rendering by David M. Schwarz Architects, Inc.)