Amarillo voters made history on May 2, 1964 when the $5.5 million Amarillo Civic Center Complex (ACCC) was approved at the ballot box- the first modern-style arena in Amarillo.
This ambitious vote helped put Amarillo on the entertainment map for 50+ years, and the massive economic impact of the ACCC has benefitted Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle in countless ways for more than half a century.
Amarillo can embrace and enhance this 50-year legacy with another progressive vote for the city’s future.
We anticipate City Council will bring forth a ballot measure in May 2020 for a $279 million bond that will create a new, modern and state-of-the-art ACCC that meets the demands of a changing and evolving entertainment market.
The total project cost is $319 million. The proposed project will include renovation and expansion of the civic center, including the addition of a 75,000 sq ft exhibit hall, the addition of a new 10,100 seat arena, renovation of the historic Santa Fe Depot, creation of a large central plaza (park), and relocation of City Hall with an additional parking structure.
More than 50 years ago, voters had a vision for Amarillo. That vision remains a priority today. Amarillo can once again show its commitment to a quality of life for all residents and cast a vote for the next 50 years.
A NEW CONCEPT
More than 50 years ago, Amarillo had a proactive concept for a civic center that would serve as the center of the community and entertainment for all of Amarillo and the entire Texas Panhandle.
This concept was the Amarillo Civic Center Complex (ACCC).
The new proposed ACCC is a modern and expansive facility that will meet demands and needs that have changed significantly over the past five decades – and will help enhance the future of Amarillo.