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Jan 17

Cricket Comes to Allen

Posted on January 17, 2019 at 10:34 AM by Cori Kallenberger

With our versatile venues we’ve hosted sports ranging from hockey and soccer to wrestling and rodeo, and now Allen can add cricket to the list! Allen Sports Village will be the first cricket development of its kind in Texas.

Rendering of Allen Sports VillageAllen Sports Village will include a 15,000-seat cricket stadium and 80-acre mixed-used development for office space, residential units, business, retail, restaurants and two hotels. Texas-based Thakkar Developers and The CricRealty Company want to bring the global cricket community to Texas.

Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world and is gaining attention here in the United States with an estimated 20 million fans stateside already.

“The growing Indian American population and increasing international community in North Texas makes the Allen Sports Village a perfect location for professional cricket,” said Sam Thakkar, CEO of the Perfect Group of Business which includes Thakkar Developers.

Allen Sports Village will be able to accommodate a variety of other events in addition to cricket. The multi-use stadium can host other global sports, concerts and special events.
Allen Mayor Stephen Terrell at Thakkar Developers Press Conference
 "We're thrilled to enter into this private-public partnership with the developers to bring this unique project to Allen," said Allen Mayor Stephen Terrell. "With a new international visitor base, we look forward to a big boost in tourism spending—which benefits businesses and residents alike."

Cricket fans and soon-to-be fans get your bats ready! Construction is expected to begin in 2019 and the first phase, including the stadium, is expected to be completed in 2021. Allen Sports Village will be located off of SH 121 (Sam Rayburn Tollway) at Alma Drive.

In the Media
Fox4ward: Proposed Cricket Stadium in Allen
Dallas News: Cricket Stadium Could Be First of Many

Keep in Touch
Follow us on social media with @VisitAllenTexas and on LinkedIn, and we’ll keep you updated on the progress of Allen Sports Village.  If you’re looking to plan an event, Allen has all the space you need. Contact one of our sales managers at 214.509.4670 and we will be happy to assist!