American Airlines Center

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American Airlines Center
The Hangar
American Airlines Center logo
The American Airlines Center in Dallas
The American Airlines Center in Dallas
place 2500 Victory Avenue Dallas , Texas 75201
United StatesUnited States
Coordinates 32 ° 47 '25.5 "  N , 96 ° 48' 37.1"  W Coordinates: 32 ° 47 '25.5 "  N , 96 ° 48' 37.1"  W.
owner City of Dallas
operator Center Operating Company, LP
start of building September 1, 1999
opening July 17, 2001
surface Parquet
ice surface
costs 420 million US dollars
architect David M. Schwarz / Architectural Services, Inc.
HKS, Inc.
Johnson / McKibben Architects, Inc.
capacity Basketball
19,200 seats
21,146 with standing room
Ice hockey
18,532 seats
19,323 with standing room
21,000 seats

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 .


Web links

Commons : American Airlines Center  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. NBA Team Valuations # 6 Dallas Mavericks (English)