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Laredo Entertainment Center

Laredo Energy Arena
L.E.A
Former names Laredo Entertainment Center
Location 6700 Arena Boulevard
Laredo, Texas 78041
Broke ground June 2001
Opened September 21, 2002
Owner City of Laredo
Operator SMG
Surface Multi-surface
Construction cost $36,500,000
($47.9 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Architect Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc.[2]
General contractor Beers/Reed Construction[2]
Capacity Hockey: 8,065
Arena Football: 8,067
Basketball: 10,000
Concerts: 11,360
conventions: 10,000
Field dimensions 178,000 square feet (16,500 m2)
Tenants
Laredo Bucks (CHL) (2002–2012)
Laredo Lobos (AF2) (2006–2007)
Laredo Law (AF2) (2004)
Laredo Rattlesnakes (LSFL) (2012-2013)
Laredo Diesel (PASL) (2013-future)

The Laredo Energy Arena (known as the Laredo Entertainment Center until March 17, 2010) is a multi-purpose arena, in Laredo, Texas. It is home to the Laredo Bucks ice hockey team and the Laredo Rattlesnakes indoor football team. The Laredo Energy Arena can seat up to 8,065 fans, at an ice hockey game, 8,067, at an arena football game, 10,000, at a basketball game, and 11,360, at concerts. It is located to Bob Bullock Loop 20, on the northeastern side of Laredo. Within the Laredo Energy Arena complex, there are several hotels within a walking distance. The Laredo International Airport is also nearby.[3]

Uni-Trade Stadium

The Uni-Trade Stadium is a current City of Laredo project under construction. The project consists of building a new multiuse Baseball field near the Laredo Energy Arena. The project was first approved by the city council and was voted in favor of (with 61.32% of the votes in favor 38.68% against) constructing it with money collected by a .25% sales tax increase for the Laredo Energy Arena since 2004 of which there is a surplus of about $20 million. The baseball stadium should be around 8,000 to 11,000 seats.[4][5]

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External links

Texas portal
  • Laredo Energy Arena official web site

Coordinates: 27°33′29.70″N 99°27′09.66″W / 27.5582500°N 99.4526833°W / 27.5582500; -99.4526833

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