The History of Will Rogers Memorial Center
The Tower stands at 209 feet tall, just between the Coliseum and Auditorium. Per the original Tower design, the four side panels were filled with internal fluorescent lighting to provide an element of drama and excitement during special events.
The Auditorium completes the original Memorial Center, with geometrically patterned floors similar to designs found in the Tower and Coliseum, but with additional elements strikingly modern.
Today, new construction can be seen adjacent to the current Coliseum where the Dickies Arena is currently being built. Scheduled to open in November of 2019, the Dickies Arena will be the new host of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo along with many other events. As the 2019 Stock Show & Rodeo draws near, the last at Will Rogers Coliseum, we remember the magnificence of this pivotal structure in Fort Worth and Texas history.
Source: thc.texas.gov | Image: fortworth.com