Dallas Sidekicks Announce 2023-24 Home Schedule
October 12, 2023
The Dallas Sidekicks announced their 2023-24 home schedule today. The team will play 12 home games this season at Credit Union of Texas Event Center, kicking off with a 7 p.m., December 9 match against cross-town rivals the Texas Outlaws. Tickets for the Home Opener are on sale now at Ticketmaster.
Dallas Sidekicks 2023-24 Home Schedule
Saturday, December 9 at 7 p.m. vs. Texas Outlaws
Saturday, December 16 at 7 p.m. vs. San Diego Sockers
Thursday, December 28 at 7 p.m. vs. Milwaukee Wave
Saturday, January 6 at 7 p.m. vs. Empire Strykers
Sunday, January 14 at 3 p.m. vs. Texas Outlaws
Saturday, February 3 at 7 p.m. vs. San Diego Sockers
Thursday, February 15 at 7 p.m. vs. Tacoma Stars
Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. vs. Monterrey Flash
Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. vs. Tacoma Stars
Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. vs. Milwaukee Wave
Sunday, March 24 at 4 p.m. vs. Texas Outlaws
Saturday, March 30 at 7 p.m. vs. St. Louis Ambush
Allen Americans Announce New Ownership Team and Operating Partner
Former NFL Linebacker Myles Jack first African American Co-Owner in Professional Hockey
October 4, 2023
Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators (NHL), today announced a new ownership group including majority owner NFL Linebacker Myles Jack and LaSonjia Jack of Amsonia Sports. The team will be managed and operated by Zawyer Sports and Entertainment and REV Entertainment.
Jack, and his mother LaSonjia Jack, are the first African-American majority owners in professional hockey history. Jack spent seven seasons in the NFL prior to retiring last month, spending the majority of his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who drafted him in the 2016 NFL Draft as the 36th overall pick. Jack also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles.
“From the football field to the business world I have always brought passion and leadership to my teams. The opportunity to lead this franchise and serve our great fans is an incredible responsibility,” Said Owner Myles Jack. “I’m excited to bring a first-class, family friendly entertainment option to this community alongside our great partners.”
Jack is also a partner with the Jacksonville Icemen, Jacksonville Community First Igloo, Savannah Ghost Pirates, Leeds United in London (Professional Football Club in London), and several other sports franchises. The former UCLA Bruin was nominated for the NFL’s 2021 Salute to Service Award, and the Walter Payton Man of the Year award, the league’s highest off-field honor.
Alongside Myles, LaSonjia will also be fully focused on the success of the Allen Americans, with a dedication to bringing a competitive spirit to the Americans, as well as providing a positive impact to the community off the ice.
“It’s such an honor to lead such a great hockey team in Texas - which is a great place for families and businesses. We are looking forward to engaging all our fans, business partners, and community leaders. The Allen Americans are a pillar in this community and we will continue that tradition. We believe in bringing people together and sharing memories, and what better way to do that than to attend an ECHL Hockey Game,” said Co-Owner LaSonjia Jack, President/COO/Co-Owner, Amsonia Sports.
Zawyer Sports and REV Entertainment will oversee the day-to-day operations of the club, including all marketing, brand, sales, and strategy.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Allen Americans to our family. We are committed to making the fan experience one-of-a-kind and will continue to make the Allen Americans an integral part of the community,” said Andy Kaufmann, Owner/CEO of Zawyer Sports. “We are just a few short weeks away from Opening Day and look forward to starting our first season with the Americans.”
The Allen Americans are the latest addition to the Zawyer Sports and Entertainment portfolio. Zawyer Sports owns, manages, and operates several sports franchises and facilities, including the Jacksonville Icemen, Savannah Ghost Pirates, Lake Tahoe Pro Hockey, 32 Degrees Marketing, and Community First Igloo. Zawyer Sports also manages the Atlanta Gladiators and Ghost Pirates Ice.
REV Entertainment, the official events partner of the Texas Rangers, is a full-service entertainment company specializing in a variety of fields including booking venues, generating development, operating professional sports franchises, and venue management.
“The Allen Americans are a point of pride in the metroplex and we are thrilled to be part of the organization. We look forward to the continued growth and success of the team,” said Sean Decker, President of REV Entertainment. “We are excited to be part of a team that represents the pride of Allen and look forward to expanding our vision in the future.”
The 2023 season marks the 15th season of the Allen Americans. Founded in 2009, the Americans have won four league championships (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). The Americans 2023 season kicks off on October 20 against the Idaho Steelheads, with the home opener at Credit Union of Texas Event Center in Allen on October 28 against the Atlanta Gladiators.
"The new owners bring a wealth of experience, passion and dedication to the table," said Allen Mayor Baine Brooks. "Their commitment to excellence both on and off the ice is truly commendable. We are confident their vision for the team will elevate the Allen Americans to new heights, making our city even more hockey-powerful."
Credit Union of Texas Event Center Names Pepsi as its New Official Soft Drink Partner
September 5, 2023
Credit Union of Texas Event Center and Pepsi have agreed to a multi-year partnership deal, making Pepsi the official soft drink of the arena. The agreement will bring a variety of Pepsi products to the facility, including Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Starry and Mug Root Beer. Products will be served for all events at Credit Union of Texas Event Center, beginning with the 22nd Annual Guns & Hoses Boxing Tournament on Saturday, September 9.
Credit Union of Texas Event Center Secures New Five-Year License Agreement with ECHL's Allen Americans Hockey Club
February 11, 2022
Allen, TX – Credit Union of Texas Event Center has announced a new lease agreement that will keep the Allen Americans Professional Hockey Club in Allen through the 2026-27 season. The five-year deal, approved unanimously by Allen City Council, keeps in play a successful partnership that began in 2009.
“We’re glad that the community and visitors alike will continue to enjoy professional hockey at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center for years to come,” said City of Allen Mayor Ken Fulk. “The Allen Americans are a great asset to the city as a destination for sports and entertainment. As a home team, they have become an integral part of our community through the various charitable activities they support while giving us the opportunity to rally together with the #GoRed spirit.”
“We’re excited to have reached a new agreement," said Jack D. Gulati, owner of Allen Hockey Team, LLC. “The fan-centric arena has made the #RinkOfRed [Credit Union of Texas Event Center] the best place to watch affordable family-friendly hockey for our fans, and we are excited about the future of professional hockey in the DFW Metroplex.”