Should I Spend Donuts on the Duff Center Arena?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Christmas in Springfield!  Time to hang the stockings and stock up on donuts because there are new Christmas themed premium items in our stores!  Now I know you may be trying to decide if these are worth YOUR donuts, but don’t sweat it!  We’re here to tell you what’s worth the donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Duff Center Arena to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this beer sponsored Arena to your town! 


Building: Duff Center Arena
Donut Price: 200 Donuts
Earns: 200 festivehats/6hrs
Conform-O-Meter: Consumerism +10
Size: 13×13
Unique: Yes, only 1 per Springfield

-Earns a decent amount of event currency every 6hrs.
-Fun looking building for Springfield

-No questline associated with it
-No character tasks associated with it
-VERY Expensive

Final Thought:
Premium or Freemium:
There is only 1 reason to buy this…you need the event currency.  However, I just don’t think it’s worth it.  Sure the currency is tempting, but you should easily be able to achieve all of the prizes with daily tapping.  So honestly, no matter who you are (unless you’re Ryan 😉 ) I’d save your donuts on this one.  200 donuts just isn’t worth it in my opinion.

Of course in the end it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would/wouldn’t do…and I can tell I’ll be passing on this one.   However, this is one of those the earlier you get it the better.  So if you’re thinking about grabbing it do so ASAP to make the most out of the event currency payouts.

What are your thoughts on the Duff Center Arena?  Will you be spending the donuts to bring it to your Springfield (or did you already)? Where have you placed it?  Thoughts on Christmas? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you! 

41 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the Duff Center Arena?

  1. Ive got it for 80 Donuts today in the St. Patrick Mystery Box…. Amazing.

  2. This was the only one sports building I was missing from the past but now that I finally get it… doesn’t fit with my already existing sports arena/design… but, still worth getting it! 😜

  3. I can’t believe this was only 80 D’s
    It was the first thing I scored with the mystery Irish box thing

  4. I play a lot everyday, and I just cannot compute getting to 36,000 in 12 days, because I tap lots of Merrymakers, BUT. So, I compute an extra 10,000 and that MAY be enough? Ridiculously overpriced that it is – it will go into storage post event, and I have all land available “south of the Border”/
    So far this event falls short! I did like the new twins, however.

  5. Too big and I’m not into sports, but I got it because I appreciate the resemblance to a bottle cap.

  6. It says it generates event currency. Does this apply only to this event, or future events?

    • We can’t predict future events. The payout applies to now. We will know when event ends what regular pay, if any, it will have

      • In the past they’ve just been for the event issued then just disappear.
        I used to make the mistake of buying them until I realized 90 doughnuts isn’t worth 12 bonuts.

  7. Duff Center Arena
    Too large of a Building
    Too expensive
    Plenty of Freemium Buildings which generate what Tappers need
    (What is EA thinking? A poor selection of Premiums so far – in my opinion) 🙁

  8. Expensive but I totally love the look of the building and the dino exhibit sign…if it had been sports centric I might have skipped it but I like this look much more than the convention center, and the currency is a bonus. I also had a good place for it in my town already and am happy with my purchase 🙂

  9. Wish this could be put in krustyland.


    Here is what mine looks like in my town… I have it sharing a big parking lot with Duff Stadium and the Coliseum.

  11. Seems a shame they didn’t even give Duffman a task there! ) I don’t have him, so I don’t personally care, but I’m just sayin’…).

  12. It seems that the event was out a few days before they pushed the notification insisting you upgrade, which is a shame. My friends were on 8-12k hats by the time I updated… and I’m 8k short of Patches & Violet with only 12 hours to go!

    The arena would be handy, therefore – and I guess cheaper than the ridiculous get it now price of 380 donuts for Patches and Violet! Still too much, though!

    • I’m in the same boat, even though I’m a frequent tapper, I’m still 6500+ hats shy of the orphans, despite using donuts to rush Virgils cabin and jobs to upgrade the gingerbread mansion. I guess I’m all in to finish, but it’s probably going to cost me all my donuts and I also want Sophie. Help me Gil donut deal, Help Me!

    • The event is always out a few days before the forced update, that’s why you should check here every day to keep up with news 🙂

      • Yeah… I’d usually check but for some crazy reason I was running around frantically sorting presents! 😉 haha.

        Who releases an update right before Christmas, eh? 😉 lol

  13. I’m a sucker for just about anything Duff related. Definitely not my wisest or most practical purchase but I spent my pink sprinklies and I don’t regret it one bit!!

  14. Yes, I agree 200 donuts is expensive; however, I did end up buying it only because I have all the Duff stuff and created a mini Duff World, so it was about completionism for me.

    Honestly, I had no clue the building gave event currency until I collected from it, that was a nice surprise!

    I justified the cost with all the bonuts we were able to obtain recently and still can, so it really only seems like it’s 100 donuts or even less!

  15. Just another sports building to me and this town has too many already. What I would purchase in a heartbeat is some new houses. I don’t care for house farming but without it I only have a couple of dozen houses to support a town with a glut of businesses. I’m not talking about the mansions that are available, I mean the white, blue, brown type houses that Really make up a community.

  16. 200 delicious donuts…Pass. Would rather buy a character. If you play regularly you should be able to get all prizes without help from this building.

    PSA – A lot of Winter 2015 limited time items are leaving the store today!

  17. Just popping in to say a massive thanks to all my NICE neighbours ♡♡♡♡♡

    I got the ski chalet today and it’s because of you all! THANK YOU ☆

  18. Like most of the buildings this event I like it for the design aspect. This may be my favorite. All my sports stuff and Duff stuff create a huge complex and this fit in just perfectly. I guess you could say it kind of capped off my design.
    P.S. I never buy anything for event currency, I didn’t even know it produced any until I saw a Santa hat floating above it.

  19. I’ll go with Alissa’s opinion, not keen on duff stuff anyway
    🍺 🍻 🍩🍩🍩 🎄 ❄ 🎁 ⛄ 🙂

  20. When I said it’s a little bit late for this post I was just joking because I already bought it. I love you and this website. Great job! Thanks for your hard work 🙂

  21. A little bit too late for this post :$

  22. I love it for the currency as you stated and yeah, it is expensive but i love Duff stuff! I really, really want it but 200 sprinkes does make even a completionist take a step back!

  23. Woah, did you say this isn’t worth it this is by far the best building I’ve ever bought, awesome!! 🙂

  24. I bought this for the hat bonus and because the collection of duff related items would seem incomplete to me otherwise if I knew I’d missed it.

  25. Anyone know what the sign over the entrance says? It looks like it’s got a Tyrranosaurus on it…

  26. Well, that’s your last present lekittynoir!!

  27. it was a no brainer for me. I got it right away, I wonder though if the tree’s will remain dead after the snow is gone….and if not what would they look like I wonder after winter?

  28. Have it, replaced my even more useless Tap Ball field.

  29. It’s a great looking building, shame it’s ridiculously expensive.

  30. There is cute animation of a squirrel running out and a dinosaur arm trying to catch it. But that only happens when the glitch occurs and everything goes active.

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