Sundance Square Plaza Turns 5

Chris Sommer
November 01, 2018 - 3:54 pm
Fort Worth

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DALLAS (KRLD) - The one-acre plaza that transformed Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth is celebrating its fifth birthday.

Sundance Square Plaza opened on November 1, 2013.  Sundance Square President and CEO Johnny Campbell said, "I have to credit Ed Bass for really bringing the focus clear.  He said, 'We need to create something that becomes the living room of Fort Worth.'  I couldn't think of a better way to describe all of the things that might one day happen in the Plaza, and how it would literally plug into community and life in downtown Fort Worth."

Campbell said Sundance Square Plaza has hosted countless events over the last five years, including seven appearances by ESPN for events like college basketball's Final Four.  The Plaza will host a free "Five & Funky" celebration Thursday night and Friday.  It starts Thursday evening with a season-opening pep rally for TCU men's and women's basketball.

On Friday morning, free "5-shaped" donuts will be given away, while supplies last.  Other events are planned throughout the day, including live entertainment.

After the "Five & Funky" event, Sundance Square will begin preparing for the holidays.  The city's Christmas tree will arrive in the Plaza on Monday, November 12.