American Airlines Center
|American Airlines Center|
|The American Airlines Center in Dallas|
|place||2500 Victory Avenue Dallas , Texas 75201
|owner||City of Dallas|
|operator||Center Operating Company, LP|
|start of building||September 1, 1999|
|opening||July 17, 2001|
|costs||420 million US dollars|
|architect||David M. Schwarz / Architectural Services, Inc.
Johnson / McKibben Architects, Inc.
21,146 with standing room
19,323 with standing room
The American Airlines Center is a multi-purpose arena in the US city of Dallas in the state of Texas . It is the athletic home of the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). The owner is the city of Dallas. The arena has 19,200 places for basketball games, which can be increased to 21,146 with standing room. For ice hockey games there are 18,532 places, expandable with standing room up to 19,323. As a concert arena, the hall holds 21,000 visitors.
In 1998, the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars decided that the aging Reunion Arena was no longer up to date and that a modern multi-purpose hall had to be built. In March 1999 American Airlines announced that it had acquired the naming rights for the hall (it is also the namesake of the American Airlines Arena in Miami , Florida ).
The hall was opened on July 17, 2001. The hall has been modernized and renewed several times since it opened. Most noticeable change was the installation of a new LED - video cube in the arena. Some fans call it The Hangar , or simply AAC for short, because of its design and the fact that an airline owns the naming rights .
- americanairlinescenter.com: Official website of the American Airlines Center (English)
- stadionwelt.de: picture gallery
- setlist.fm: American Airlines Center concert list
- forbes.com: NBA Team Valuations # 6 Dallas Mavericks (English)