The State Farm Arena
is a multi-purpose complex, in Hidalgo, Texas
. It was formerly known as Dodge Arena
, until February 4, 2010.
seats up to 5,500 persons in its configuration for ice hockey
, indoor football
and indoor soccer, and up to 6,800 persons in its center stage concert configuration, which has also been used for boxing events.
The arena also features 25 suites, 500 club seats, 2,200 on-site surface parking spaces, an adjacent lounge with access from outside the arena, as well as a bar and a pro shop.
It is home to the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees
of the Central Hockey League
since 2003 and the Rio Grande Valley Vipers
of the NBA Development League
since 2007. The Rio Grande Valley Dorados
of arena football's AF2
league were tenants from 2004 until 2009, when the team folded along with the league. However, starting in 2011, the Rio Grande Valley Magic
of the Southern Indoor Football League
will take their place.
It was built in 2003, at a cost of $20 million, and is owned by the City of Hidalgo Municipal Facilities Corporation. The former DaimlerChrysler
Corporation, at that time the owner of the Dodge
brand, purchased the naming rights
to the arena. On February 4, 2010, State Farm Insurance
bought the naming rights
for the arena.