Dodge Arena
The Dodge, The Hive
Location Hidalgo, Texas
Opened October 2003
Owner City of Hidalgo
Construction cost $23,000,000
Tenants Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (CHL) (2003- )
Rio Grande Valley Dorados (af2) (2004-2009)
Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League) (2007- )
Capacity Hockey: 5,500
Concerts: 6,800

The State Farm Arena (known as the Dodge Arena until February 2010) is a multi-purpose complex in Hidalgo, Texas.

The arena seats up to 5,500 persons in its configuration for ice hockey, indoor football and indoor soccer, and up to 6,800 persons in its center stage concert configuration, which has also been used for boxing events. The arena also features 25 suites, 500 club seats, 2,200 on-site surface parking spaces, an adjacent lounge with access from outside the arena, as well as a bar and a pro shop.

It is home to the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees of the Central Hockey League since 2003 and the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League since 2007. The Rio Grande Valley Dorados of arena football's AF2 league were tennents from 2004 until 2009, when the team folded along with the league.

It was built in 2003 at a cost of $20 million, and is owned by the City of Hidalgo Municipal Facilities Corporation. The former DaimlerChrysler Corporation, at that time the owner of the Dodge brand, purchased the naming rights to the arena.

On February 4, 2010, it was announced that State Farm Insurance had purchased the naming rights.

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