Allen Wrestles Texas Stampede Away From Dallas

Rodeo and concert event leaves AAC

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    The Texas Stampede is heading to Allen after a nine-year run in Dallas.

    The Texas Stampede ended its nine year Dallas run on Wednesday.

    Operators of the rodeo and concert series announced they will move their events to Allen. The American Airlines Center in Dallas played host to the Texas Stampede since its inception.

    In a news release, Stampede president Tommy Reynolds said, "We have been overwhelmed by the support and welcome that the entire city and community has shown since making the decision to relocate. Allen offers the active participation and commitment we needed to build this new component to the event – the Western Heritage Festival. Allen also offers the opportunity to extend the reach of the event into Collin County, the new destination county that continues to grow and be a big draw for visitors."

    The Dallas Morning News reported the city of Allen offered $150,000 from hotel tax revenues to move the event to their city.

    The rodeo is set for Nov. 12 and 13 at the Allen Event Center.  In addition to the rodeo, there will be a Western Heritage Festival that will run from Nov. 10-13. The four-day celebration will include live music, performances and  children's activities that will celebrate the history and culture of North Texas.