American Airlines Center Information:
Location: Dallas, Texas
Address: 2500 Victory Avenue Dallas, Texas 75201
Capacity: 19,200 (Basketball); 18,000 (Hockey)
Parking: Blue, Green, & Orange parking lots are open for cash parking to the general public on a first come, first serve basis.
Year Opened: July 17, 2001
Occupants: Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars
Rules: No cameras or video, No outside food or beverage, No bottles or cans, No weapons or firearms, No illegal substances, No laser pointers, beach balls, frisbees etc.
The Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks have called the American Airlines Center home since construction was finished in 2001. The building replaced the tired old Reunion Arena that the teams had used since the 1980s with a state-of-the-art facility that features high-tech sound and P.A. systems, high definition video boards, more than 18,000 seats and an extensive cooling system that can keep ice frozen in the hot Texas climate. The arena sits in a developing area of town called Victory, which was once populated by rail yards and power plants - the American Airlines Center is just one of many new construction projects that has sparked the renewal of urban areas surrounding downtown Dallas.
The Stars moved to Texas in 1994 from Minnesota and soon became one of the hottest tickets in town. They won the Stanley Cup in 1999 behind the strength of Mike Modano and Derian Hatcher at the old Reunion Arena. While the Stars have yet to win a title in the American Airlines Center, they have enjoyed many great years battling it out in the playoffs and frequently participated in the NHL postseason throughout the 2000s. The Stars were one of the first teams to make a significant impact down south, showing that professional hockey can thrive in the warmer states.
The Dallas Mavericks have given their fans plenty to cheer about over the past few years, but until quite recently, they were the team that could never close the deal in the playoffs. With stars Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry and Jason Kidd at their disposal, the Mavericks had an extremely strong squad that made them regular participants in the playoffs during the 2000s. After a series of disappointments, the Mavs finally broke through in 2011 to take the NBA title over the Miami Heat.
The American Airlines Center has also become the preferred concert venue for Dallas, Texas, and it attracts hundreds of acts each year. Big names such as Radiohead, Linkin Park, The Rolling Stones and many more have played the big stage and the arena's stunning acoustics make it a natural fit for large concerts.
The arena is just one of many new projects going up in the Victory development that will change the landscape of downtown Dallas. For now, it remains the preeminent sports and entertainment center for the city and one of the best places in Texas to experience a live event.
American Airlines Center Ticket Information:
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