American Airlines Center
The House that Dirk Built
Exterior view, September 2011
|Address||2500 Victory Avenue|
|Public transit|| Trinity Railway Express|
Dallas Area Rapid Transit:
at Victory station
|Owner||City of Dallas|
|Operator||Center Operating Company, L.P.|
(a joint venture between the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars)
|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 sq ft (78,000 m2)|
|Broke ground||September 1, 1999|
|Opened||July 17, 2001|
|Construction cost||$420 million|
($606 million in 2019 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 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.
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