American Airlines Center Ticket Information
The American Airlines Center is a multi-purpose arena in downtown Dallas that was opened in 2001. It is owned by the City of Dallas and is the premiere spot for live events in the Metroplex. The AAC can hold up to 19,200 seated falls for basketball and 21,000 fans for concerts.
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 have sparked the renewal of urban areas surrounding downtown Dallas. The arena is just one of many new projects going up in the Victory development that will change the landscape of downtown Dallas.
American Airlines Center Seating Information
Capacity: Approximately 21,000
Events: Concerts, Basketball, Circus, Boxing, UFC, Wrestling, Rodeo & Special Shows
Sections: Floor, Lower Level, Platinum Level, Admiral Suites & Terrace Level
Sports at the American Airlines Center
The Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks have called the American Airlines Center home since construction was finished in 2001. The Stars moved to Texas in 1994 from Minnesota and soon became one of the hottest tickets in town. The area hosted games 3, 4 and 5 of the 2011 NBA Finals, which the Mavericks went on to win. It has also hosted the NHL All-Star Game, Professional Bull Riding and UFC events.
Concerts at the American Airlines Center
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 venue was named the 2006 Concert Venue of the Year by Pollstar Magazine and the Top Dog Venue of the Year by Tour Guide Magazine in 2003.
American Airlines Center Venue Guide
What's the best way to get to AAC?
The best way to get to the venue if you are not driving is the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). Victory Station is only seconds away from American Airlines Center, and you can reach the station on the Green Line.
American Airlines Center FAQ's
What are the best seats at the American Airlines Center?
For Basketball and Hockey games, seats along the long side of the playing surface in the lower level are among the highest in demand. Seating on the first half of the floor and lower-level seating in sections 105, 106, 119, and 120 give concert goers the most intimate views. Platinum seats while higher up offer stronger amenities and access to VIP areas.
What types of seating does the American Airlines Center offer?
Seating in the AAC is spread across three distinct levels with floor seating for some events. For most events, seating in the Lower (100’s), Middle (200’s), and Upper (300’s) levels are reserved seats with fully cushioned seats, with backs and armrests. Floor seating can be either general admission or reserved depending on the show. General Admission Floor ticket holders will not have a seat or a chair. Reserved floor seating is typically a folding chair with a lightly cushioned seat and back. The entire arena is covered and climate-controlled.
What is the AAC bag policy?
All bags must be under 14”x14”x6” in size. Backpacks are only permitted if they are of the single compartment drawstring type. Purses, diaper bags, and medical bags are allowed but must be within the size limitations. Clear bags are always preferred. All venues reserve the right to further restrict what can be brought into the stadium. NBA & NHL events may be subject to league policies.
When do the gates open for AAC Events?
Gates for all AAC concerts, games, and other events open at least one hour prior to the scheduled start time. Holders of seats with access to premium areas and suites may be eligible for even earlier access. Platinum and Suite seats holders have access via their own private entrances.
Will my seats be together?
All seats in a listing are together unless otherwise noted in individual ticket notes.
How will I receive my American Airlines Center tickets?
The delivery method will be disclosed in the ticket notes and/or at checkout. Please read the notes carefully as the stock types can vary greatly. Seats that are electronic transfer require the use of an iOS or Android device for claiming your seats and for entry scanning at the gate.