The American Airlines Center is a multi-purpose arena, located in the Victory Park neighborhood, near downtown Dallas, Texas.
|Address||2500 Victory Avenue|
|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
|Field size||840,000 square feet (78,000 m)|
|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. |
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|
|Dallas Mavericks (NBA) (2001–present) |
Dallas Stars (NHL) (2001–present)
Dallas Desperados (AFL) (2002, 2004–2008)
Dallas Vigilantes (AFL) (2010–2011)
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.