AUSTIN, TX – Thanks in part to legislation authored by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, the City of Fort Worth is working to complete construction on the new Dickies Arena - a multi-functional facility that will host the Fort Worth Stock Show, large concerts and sporting events.

"As a huge fan of the Stock Show and Fort Worth's other outstanding attractions, I am proud to welcome a new arena to our community," Senator Nelson, whose Senate District 12 includes the museum district and other parts of Fort Worth. "This facility will increase tourism, spur economic development and provide great entertainment -- not just for Fort Worth but for people from near and far who love to visit our wonderful city."

In 2013, the Legislature approved SB 748, authored by Senator Nelson to make this multi-use facility eligible for funding through local hotel occupancy taxes. That legislation, along with private and local donations, provided funding for the project. A topping out ceremony will take place on Monday at Will Rogers Memorial Center. The project is scheduled to be completed and open to the public by November 2019.

SENATOR JANE NELSON represents District 12, including portions of Tarrant and Denton Counties. She is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the highest-ranking Republican in the Texas Senate.

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