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The American Airlines Center is a multi-purpose arena, located in the Victory Park neighborhood, near downtown Dallas, Texas.

American Airlines Center
AAC
The Hangar
American Airlines Center Logo.svg
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Address 2500 Victory Avenue
Location Dallas, Texas
Coordinates 32°47′26″N 96°48′37″W / 32.79056°N 96.81028°W / 32.79056; -96.81028Coordinates: 32°47′26″N 96°48′37″W / 32.79056°N 96.81028°W / 32.79056; -96.81028
Public transit Victory (TRE-DART station)
Owner City of Dallas
Operator Center Operating Company, L.P.
Capacity Basketball: 19,200, up to 21,146 with standing room
Ice hockey: 18,532, up to 19,323 with standing room
Concerts: 21,000
Field size 840,000 square feet (78,000 m)
Construction
Broke ground September 1, 1999
Opened July 17, 2001
Construction cost $420 million
($562 million in 2016 dollars)
Architect David M. Schwarz/Architectural Services, Inc.
HKS, Inc.
Johnson/McKibben Architects, Inc.
Project manager International Facilities Group, LLC.
Structural engineer Walter P Moore
Services engineer Flack & Kurtz Inc.
General contractor Austin Commercial/H.J. Russell
Tenants
Dallas Mavericks (NBA) (2001–present)
Dallas Stars (NHL) (2001–present)
Dallas Desperados (AFL) (2002, 2004–2008)
Dallas Vigilantes (AFL) (2010–2011)

The American Airlines Center (AAC) is a multi-purpose arena, located in the Victory Park neighborhood, near downtown Dallas, Texas.

The venue serves as the home to the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association, and the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League. The arena is also used for concerts and other live entertainment. It opened in 2001 at a cost of $420 million.