The Fort Worth Business Press has only good things to say about the events and acts the 2019 completion of Dickies Arena brings to the Fort Worth area. In 2022 alone, Dickies Arena has an incredible lineup that Matt Homan, president and general manager at the arena is proud of:
This year’s schedule boasts a stellar lineup of concerts, sports, family entertainment, charity balls and community events.
Among the sports highlights in 2022: the American Athletic Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournaments; Professional Bull Riders World Finals, transplanted from Las Vegas, Nev.; the 2022 NCAA Women’s National Collegiate Gymnastics Championships; and Panther City Lacrosse Club matches.
But for sheer excitement and fan frenzy nothing in sports can top college basketball’s “March Madness” – and Dickies Arena is right in the thick of it as the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament gets underway this week. The local venue will host four games on Thursday (March 17) and two on Saturday (March 19).
Concert highlights this year include performances by New Edition, Eric Church, Steely Dan with Snarky Puppy, Rod Stewart with Cheap Trick, The Killers, Keith Urban and Chris Stapleton.
None of those acts, of course, can top the arena’s biggest concert coup of ’22, the May 17 arrival of music legend Paul McCartney’s Got Back Tour.
Landing McCartney sends a message that Fort Worth and Dickies are firmly entrenched in the big leagues. Dickies is the only Texas stop on the former Beatle’s 13-city tour, with other performances mostly on the East and West coasts.
Although McCartney performed a sold-out show at Globe Life Park in 2019, he has not taken the stage in Fort Worth since he performed with his band, Wings, in 1976 at the Tarrant County Convention Center.
“We are one of the smaller venues to get this show,” Homan said. “It’s a big win for Fort Worth.”
You can read more of the article and interview with Matt Homan at the Fort Worth Business Press website.