About American Airlines Center
American Airlines Center
The American Airlines Center is home to both the Dallas Stars of the NHL and Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. The arena opened in 2001 and has hosted dozens of concerts, UFC fights, WWE events, and the Big 12 Basketball Tournament.
Best Places to Sit at the American Airlines Center
Floor seats are a top pick for American Airlines Center concerts – especially if you'd like to to be as close to the stage as possible. Sections 106 and 119 offer a less expensive alternative to floor seats while still having a great view of the age, albeit from the side. And Sections 112 and 113 offer a straight-ahead view of the stage and are slightly elevated to give you a great view of everything.
For American Airlines Center sports events, there’s nothing like sitting center court (or center ice) in Sections 106, 107, 118, and 119. These seats will get you as close to the action as possible. However, Sections 208-211 and 216-219 offer a great alternative – they're in the middle of the arena, but because they're slightly elevated, you’ll be able to see the entire playing surface without a problem. Some seats in Sections 208-211 also have access to in-seat wait service and a lounge area.
Tips for Visiting American Airlines Center
If you have time to kill before your next American Airlines Center event, spend some time beforehand at AT&T Plaza, located just outside the arena. It’s a lovely outdoor area with plenty of space and a large video board, making it a great spot to hang out before you head inside for the game or concert.
Food to Try at American Airlines Center
There's an almost endless list of food options at American Airlines Center, although a few of them stand out from the rest. Big Dawgs is the place to go for hot dogs, including the Southern Dawg, which features bacon and crispy onions. If burgers are more your speed, the Grill Zone is your spot, as they feature half-pound cheeseburgers as well as a tasty veggie burger. Finally, there's the Stampede Section, which serves meatballs spiced in different ways, including Thai, Mexican, and classic Italian. Yum!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is American Airlines Center located?
American Airlines Center is a multi-purpose arena, located in the Victory Park neighborhood in downtown Dallas, Texas.
What kind of events does American Airlines Center host?
American Airlines Center events include pro basketball and hockey, as well as large concerts.
Which team is playing at the American Airlines Center?
The arena is home to the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and the NHL's Dallas Stars.
Where can I park for free at the American Airlines Center?
Because of the stadium’s central location, parking can be overwhelming if you don’t plan ahead. While there's no free parking onsite, official parking is reasonably priced and starts at just $15 for American Airlines Center sports events. Fans can also find parking for as little as $5 just a few blocks away from the arena.
What is the seating capacity of the American Airlines Center?
American Airlines Center sports events can hold 19,200. For concerts at the American Airlines Center, the seating capacity is 21,000.
Who owns American Airlines Center?
The American Airlines Center is currently owned by the City of Dallas.
How do I get to the American Airlines Center using public transport?
For all American Airlines Center events you can take the Trinity Railway Express to Victory Station, or the Green and Orange lines on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit, which will drop you at Victory Station, a short walk from the arena.