After the move from Minnesota to Dallas in 1993, the Stars have been one of the more consistent NHL franchises. Until recently, the Stars never missed the postseason in back-to-back years. However, the organization has hit a skid as they have gone five straight seasons without earning a playoff berth. From the start of the 1993 season to the end of the 2008 season, the Stars have won seven division titles and two Presidents’ Trophies. The franchise also won back-to-back conference championships during the 1998-1999 and 1999-2000 seasons. The highlight for the Dallas Stars occurred during the 1998-1999 season as they won their first and only Stanley Cup title. Overall, the Stars have reached the postseason 12 times. Center Mike Modano leads the franchise in total points, goals, and assists. Modano spent his entire career with the exception of his final season with the organization. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Dallas Stars hockey tickets.
2013 Stars Season Preview
The Dallas Stars are trying to rebuild once again, as they missed the playoffs in 2013 and traded off some big veterans in the process in an attempt to get younger and more robust for the next few years. Lindy Ruff is now in charge of the team after spending 15 years as manager of the Buffalo Sabres, and new general manager Jim Nill has brought in a litany of new players to compete for positions on the lines. Sergei Gonchar, Rich Peverly, Shawn Horcoff, Chris Mueller and Dan Ellis have come into the Stars organization, while Loui Eriksson was the biggest offseason departure.
The Stars will be at home for much of the month of January, and will need to excel at the American Airlines Center if they want to make the Western Conference playoffs this season. On January 2nd, the Canadiens come into Dallas, followed quickly two days later by the Red Wings. Also on the menu for January are the Islanders, Bruins, Wild, Maple Leafs, Penguins and Avalanche.
Check out our Dallas Stars Season Preview History page for previews of previous Stars seasons.
Dallas Stars Hockey at American Airlines Center Address: 2500 Victory Ave, Dallas, Texas, 75219
The Stars play all their home games at the American Airlines Center, located in Dallas, Texas. When filled to capacity, 19,000 fans can be heard cheering on the Stars. The state-of-the-art facility is also home to the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. The American Airlines Center hosts the top entertainment acts throughout the year. The Dallas Stars home bench is on the American Airlines Center rink side in front of section 119. American Airlines Center parking information is covered in our Stars event guide.
Stars vs. Red Wings
A poll on a Stars fan site held a few years ago asked them who the #1 rival was, and Red Wings was a resounding winner. The Red Wings fans are looked at in disdain whenever Detroit plays in the American Airlines Center. Many Stars have gone on to become Red Wings, as that has also left a sour taste in the fans mouths. This is always a good match up whether in Dallas or “Hockeytown.”
Stars vs. Sharks
Many battles back and forth in this rivalry over the last 15 years have cemented it as one of the best in the NHL. The back and forth over the Pacific Division championship through the years has given this rivalry some legs, including a few playoff matchups.
Dallas Stars in the Stanley Cup, Western Conference Championship, and NHL Playoffs
An expansion team in 1993, the Dallas Stars have certainly shined their light on the NHL since their arrival. The Stars are owners of the NHL’s highest achievements, winning the Stanley Cup in 1999 and multiple Western Conference Championships. 12 playoff appearance aren’t too shabby as well.
Dallas Stars Event Guide
What time do gates open prior to a Stars game?
Gates at American Airlines Center open 90 minutes before the puck drops.
Where are good places to eat before a Stars game?
If you are looking for a trendy, upscale dining experience, try Stephan Pyles. It has a unique atmosphere and a menu perfect for all the foodies out there. Downtown Dallas has some great Mexican food. Of the many good places we recommend trying Meso Mayo, Taco Borracho, or Senor Bean. There are some great sports bars in the area; Nodding Donkey, West End Pub, and Stan’s Blue Note are all worth checking out. Celebration Restaurant has some of the best southern comfort food in the area and has a great ambiance. Other good places in the area are The French Room, Bangkok City, Bolsa, and The Metropolitan Café.
Where is the best place to park at American Airlines Center?
There are a few good parking options around AAC. The best place to find parking is on the northwest corner of the arena. From here all the way to Victory Ave. are large parking lots that offer the best chance of finding a place. The other great place to find parking is to the south of the arena at Museum Way and High Market Street. There are three large parking lots in this area and is only a short walk to the arena. If you are looking to avoid driving all together try the Dart Train. The light rail has stations located all over the Metroplex and drops off close to American Airlines Center.
Does my child need a ticket to go to a Stars game?
Children aged 2 and older will require a ticket to enter American Airlines Center. If your child is under 2 years old they will be allowed to sit on a parents lap for the duration of the game. It is best practice to bring proof of your child’s age to the gate with you to ensure they are allowed to enter the arena.
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Stars game is a good time I'm not a big hockey fan, but went to a Dallas Stars game with some friends who love hockey. The experience at the game didn't convert me into a hardcore NHL fan, but the game was fun and I'm more likely to watch a hockey game now. We got to the game early and grabbed some food around the corner from the American Airlines Center. Parking was easy to find and affordable (we paid $10 to park close). As we made our way into AAC to find our seats, you could feel the energy in the crowd. Hockey fans are passionate, so the level of energy during a Stars game is different than a Rangers or Cowboys game. Stars fans created a buzz for the entire game and only settled down on the breaks between periods. Our seats were great and the action on the ice was engaging. The stars won 3-1 which made the entire experience more enjoyable as we walked out with a bunch of Dallas fans. Overall, a great time and I'd definitely go back. If you are a sports fan who who has never been to a hockey game, I recommend you try it once. August 10, 2010
Hockey in Big D Dallas Stars have grown and found its place in a crowded DFW sports market. Even thought hockey isn't know to be big in southern US. As seen with the floundering Coyotes and relocated Atlanta Thrasher markets. But the Dallas Stars draw some great fans. They currently have ownership woes similar to the Texas Rangers, but hopefully that will be cleared up soon. Even with those problems Dallas has stayed a competitor despite not being able to sign huge name players. But hockey is hockey and it is one of the greatest sports that might be unknown to many in the southern part of USA. July 1, 2011