On July 27, 2001 the American Airlines Center opened with the biggest ribbon-cutting ceremony of all time, featured in the Guinness Book of World Records. That set the standard for events at the Arena ever since.
The American Airlines Center is at the heart of Victory Park, a commercial area in Dallas. The indoor arena was built at a cost of $420 million. The American Airlines Center opened in 2001 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony of record-setting size. A site for both sporting events and entertainment, the American Airlines Center is the home to live NHL action by way of Dallas Stars tickets and exciting basketball with Dallas Mavericks tickets. Of over 150 events each year, 90 events are NHL Dallas Mavericks or NBA Dallas Stars games. The remaining events consist of other sports or entertainment events. ?
The American Airlines Center has hosted a variety of sporting events, including HBO Boxing After Dark, Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship, WWE, and Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions. Many popular performers have held concerts at the American Airlines Center. This includes Cher, Miley Cyrus, Beyoncé, Jay Z, P!nk, Rihanna, Michael Buble, Bon Jovi, One Direction, Lady Gaga, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Madonna. The arena also hosts family shows and other events like the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney on Ice, Women of Faith, and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham’s performances.
The American Airlines Center can seat up to 21,000 guests. Seating is divided across the Plaza Concourse, the Flagship Level, the Platinum Level, and the Admiral Level. ?
Getting There and Getting In
Parking & Directions
The American Airlines Center is located at 2500 Victory Avenue in Dallas, Texas. The American Airlines Center is only ten minutes from the Dallas Love Field Airport and 25 minutes from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. To reach the arena, take the Central Expressway (US-75), Stemmons Freeway (I-35E North or South), or I-30 East. On the streets surrounding the American Airlines Center, there are several blue signs with arrows marked “American Airlines Center.” Follow the signs to reach the arena.
American Airlines Center guests can enjoy parking in more than 5,000 parking spaces within two blocks of the arena. Parking is available in surface lots and the AudiPark parking garage (located on 2620 N Houston Street). The parking spaces closest to the arena are located in lots A, F, and G and the AudiPark parking garage. Over 3,000 additional parking spaces are available to the south of the arena in lots B, C, and M and along Field Street. VIP Parking is available in Lot E and in the AudiPark parking garage. Accessible parking spaces are located in Lot F, just across from the north entrance to the American Airlines Center, and in the AudiPark parking garage.
During Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars games, most American Airlines Center Parking is reserved for guests with prepaid parking passes. Guests without prepaid parking passes can park for a cash parking fee in lots A, B, G, and M on a first-come, first-served basis in any unreserved parking spaces. Cash parking is also available in the AudiPark parking garage. During concerts and other events, all parking lots and the AudiPark parking garage are open to the general public.? There are many public transit options for traveling to the American Airlines Center. Victory Station, a light rail station, serves the American Airlines Center. It is only a few minutes’ walk from arena. The Green Line light rail service, the Orange Line light rail service, and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) commuter rail service all stop at Victory Station. The TRE commuter rail service runs from Fort Worth to Dallas, allowing guests to travel to the arena from greater distances. The Red Line light rail and the Blue Line light rail both connect to the Green Line at the West End Station. Bus Routes 027, 049, 183, and 722 also stop near the arena. The Route 049 bus line provides service to the American Airlines Center directly, stopping just across the street from the east entrance to the arena, and runs seven days per week.? From the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, simply take the Route 803 bus to the Trinity Rail Express Centreport Station and take the TRE eastbound toward Union Station to Victory Station.