American Airlines Center

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Exterior view, September 2011
American Airlines Center is located in Texas
American Airlines Center
American Airlines Center
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American Airlines Center is located in the United States
American Airlines Center
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Address2500 Victory Avenue
LocationDallas, Texas
Coordinates32°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 transitUS Passenger rail transport Trinity Railway Express Trinity Railway Express
Tram interchange Dallas Area Rapid Transit Dallas Area Rapid Transit:
Green
Orange
at Victory station
OwnerCity of Dallas[1]
OperatorCenter Operating Company, L.P.
(a joint venture between the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars)[2]
CapacityBasketball: 19,200, up to 21,146 with standing room
Ice hockey: 18,532, up to 19,323 with standing room
Concerts: 21,000
Field size840,000 sq ft (78,000 m2)
Construction
Broke groundSeptember 1, 1999
OpenedJuly 17, 2001
Construction cost$420 million
($606 million in 2019 dollars[3])
ArchitectDavid M. Schwarz/Architectural Services, Inc.
HKS, Inc.[4]
Johnson/McKibben Architects, Inc.
Project managerInternational Facilities Group, LLC.[5]
Structural engineerWalter P Moore[6]
Services engineerFlack & Kurtz Inc.[6]
General contractorAustin Commercial[7]/H.J. Russell[8]
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 in downtown Dallas, Texas. The arena 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.

  1. ^ "#6 Dallas Mavericks". Forbes.com. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  2. ^ "The Most Trusted Place for Answering Life's Questions". Answers. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  3. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "Experience Places". Hksinc.com. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "American Airlines Center". International Facilities Group, LLC. Retrieved February 1, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Architects, Contractors, and Subcontractors of Current Big Five Facility Projects". SportsBusiness Journal. July 20, 2000. Retrieved September 18, 2011.
  7. ^ "Special Report: What's On Deck?". SportsBusiness Journal. June 30, 2001. Retrieved September 18, 2011.
  8. ^ "American Airlines Center". Emporis. Retrieved September 18, 2011.

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