Client City of Laredo

Laredo Entertainment Center

Laredo, Texas

Although the Texas-Mexico border may seem like an unlikely location for ice hockey, when the City of Laredo was approached about the development of a new event center, it seized the opportunity to provide one of the country’s fastest growing cities with a venue embodying the new progressive spirit. The center contains 180,000-SF of seating, 8,000-SF of floor space for hockey and 10,000-SF for concerts. The configuration and entrance at the event floor promotes use for flat floor events as well as spectator events. The club level provides seating, with lounge and VIP suites, amenities not often found in venues of this size. The center was delivered in 18 months, from design authorization to completed project.

At a glance

180,000 SF

8,000 SF for Hockey

10,000 SF for Concerts

Up to 10,000 Seats

29,000 SF Event Floor

Features

Award of Merit-Sports and Entertainment
Best of Texas Construction

Excellence in Construction Awards Finalist
Associated Builders and Contractors

Services

Planning

Architectural Design

Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Structural

"The Laredo Entertainment Center has been a huge success.  The Architects were able to design a building for any kind of event:  hockey, concerts, circus, exhibitions, even monster trucks, all within a tight budget and schedule.  They worked with us from the first concept through the opening event.   This facility has made everyone proud, and created a new image for the City."