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American Airlines Center, Dallas

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Opened in 2001, American Airlines Center mixes architecture with technology for a modern, multipurpose arena. The center is home to the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and the NHL's Dallas Stars, and it also hosts large concerts and live entertainment events. The arena's high-tech, retractable seating allows its capacity to change from 18,532 seats for hockey games and 19,200 seats during basketball games to 21,000 for concerts. Take a guided tour of the arena to learn how the space is converted for different events and to see more of the building's impressive architecture. On the tour, you can visit the press box, a luxury suite, party rooms, and many other areas otherwise off limits to the public. Start your trip to Dallas by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • Flew in to watch my slumping New York Rangers take on the surging Dallas Stars. American Airlines Arena is a simple, clean and well designed venue. Our seats were fantastic (Section 104 Row O). It was...  more »
  • Great arena for concerts and games. If you're in town and have the opportunity to catch a Stars or Mavs game, it is worth the price of admission. Great amenities, incredibly clean, and always feel saf...  more »
  • We went to see a basketball game where the home team faced the Washington team. Does not reach to go see a hockey game, but the place is tidy, logistics is very good and the bathrooms are in good condition.
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  • Been to many Mavericks games here. Good: Nice stadium. Loads of staff/security everywhere to help. Fun atmosphere and fun place to watch some basketball. They give away lots of free stuff. Very quick through entrance/security. Bad: Ticketing process is poorly managed. Parking is exorbitantly expensive. Traffic on game days is prohibitive. Taking the train is $5. Upper level seats are jammed together. I'm a tall guy and can't fit into one single seat. I would have to put my legs out over the next row. Usual sky high stadium food prices. Surrounding area is devoid of many restaurants or any place to hang out. Mavericks are terrible and intentionally losing games this season.
  • The thrills and spills of a basketball game live in Dallas, Texas! The ambience is absolutely electric and it truly made the game come to life! Watching a basketball game in the American Airlines Center is truly an experience of a lifetime. The food was great and the people were the best! Do not forget to visit the American Airlines Center!
  • Awesome arena! Saw the Stars play the Avalanche here. It is a massive complex, so make sure you follow signs as not to get lost. Also, the low ceilings in parts of the hallways give this arena a feel like no other I’ve been in.
  • I have been to nearly half of the basketball arenas for NBA teams, and American Airlines Center is by far one of my favorites. It is in a very nice part of Downtown Dallas, ridiculously close to the public transit. Victory park is beautiful and many times there is free live music. There is not a single bad seat in the whole arena. I go there at least 30 times a year and have sat in every section. I actually prefer the last three rows of their balcony as they are easy access, very reasonably priced for most events, and easiest for in and out. All seats are comfy in the arena. Accoustics are great for concerts as well.
  • Only been here to watch the Mavericks, that said even the upper level seats have a pretty good view. I feel like the staff of the building is helpful and the building is very clean. My only grip is the food prices, but that's pretty standard for sports events. Just make sure you eat before you come
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