The American Collegiate Hockey Association, a proud member of USA Hockey and an organization of more than 500 college and university affiliated hockey programs, will make history when all five ACHA divisions -- Men's Divisions I, II and III and Women's Divisions I and II -- host their national championships together for the first time in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in March.
The 2019 ACHA National Championships will feature more than 1,500 players from 72 teams across all five ACHA divisions to compete in more than 100 games during March 21-31, 2019 at the newly named Comerica Center in Frisco, Texas, and Children's Health StarCenter in McKinney, Texas and Children's Health StarCenter in Plano, Texas. The event is expected to generate an estimated 5,000 hotel room nights and approximately $8 million economic impact.
Originally constructed in 2003, Comerica Center was built in partnership with the Dallas Stars, City of Frisco and Frisco ISD. The arena portion of the complex, formerly Dr Pepper Arena, is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue that is home of the Texas Legends (NBA G League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks) and hosts concerts, family shows, corporate conferences and other sporting events. The venue seats up to 6,000 people and features amenities such as a state-of-the-art sound system, multiple HD video screens, 12 suites and a private lounge area. In the summer of 2018, the arena underwent major renovations as it strives to remain at the forefront of the entertainment industry while also ushering in a new era as Comerica Center. With the help of the arena's new concessionaire, Ryan Sanders Sports (RS3), the renovations feature state-of-the-art food and beverage services specifically tailored to highlight the unique atmospheres of each event.
For more information about Comerica Center, please visit ComericaCenter.com.
As stewards of ice sports in Texas, the Dallas Stars and its professionally managed Children's Health StarCenters are dedicated to providing unique family entertainment, in a positive, fun and healthy environment, where skaters from beginner to elite, can develop their skills and a life-long passion for getting out on the ice. For more information about the Children's Health StarCenters, please visit DallasStars.com/StarCenters.