Best New Sports Franchise / Sports Arena

Texas Stars/Cedar Park Center

Central Texas hockey fans lamenting the loss of the Austin Ice Bats must thank their lucky stars (pun intended) for the Texas Stars. With the top-notch talent of the Dallas Stars affiliates taking their inaugural campaign all the way to the league finals, the only thing rivaling the quality of play on the ice would be the quality and comfort of their sparkling new state-of-the-art arena, the Cedar Park Center. Having hosted Tool, Wilco, and George Strait in addition to the Stars, the Cedar Park Center also becomes the full-time home to the NBA D-League Austin Toros starting in November.

Texas Stars
512/467-8277
www.texasstarshockey.com

H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, 512/600-5000
www.cedarparkcenter.com