American Airline Center (Dallas Stars Stadium)

American Airlines Center, home of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, opened on July 1st, 2001 and cost $20 million to build.  The arena replaced Reunion Arena which opened in 1980.  The Stars share American Airlines Center with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, as they did with Reunion Arena. The arena has held many special events over the years, including the NHL’s All-star game, the Big 12 Basketball Tournament, and dozens of big-name concerts.  

The Dallas Stars were originally founded as the Minnesota North Stars and entered the league as part of the 1967 expansion.  The team moved to Dallas for the 1993-94 season and captured their single Stanley Cup championship a few years later in 1999. The Stars have had other great runs into the playoffs, competing in the finals five times from 1981 to 2020. 

How many seats are in American Airlines Center

American Airlines Center has seats for 18,532 hockey fans and space for almost 1,000 more in standing room areas around the arena.  Seats are divided into three main sections, Lower Level, Platinum Level, and Terrace Level.  For pricing purposes, these sections are further divided into a total of 18 seating types, from Upper Terrace all the way down to Glass. Seating for basketball games increases to 19,200 and tops out for concerts at 21,000.


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Directions – How to get to American Airlines Center

American Airlines Center is located at 2500 Victory Avenue in Dallas, Texas.  The arena is easy to get to from a few major roadways, including Highway 35, Highway 75, Interstate 45, and the Dallas North Tollway.  You can also travel to American Airlines Center on commuter rail, provided by Trinity Railway Express.  Rapid transit goes to the arena, too, and fans can take DART’s green or orange line to Victory station. 

Where to Park near American Airlines Center?

There are several special parking permits offered by the Dallas Stars for certain ticket holders, which may come as part of a package purchased for a game. For all other parking, there are several garages and lots located along Victory Avenue that are within easy walking distance to the arena. Locals have sniffed out deals in the area, and if the weather is nice and you don’t mind a little stroll, you can park for as little as $5 a 15-minute walk away from American Airlines Center at 30 SW 1st Street. 

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservations app.

To reserve your parking spot, visit the Los Angeles Kings SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

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Other American Airlines Center FAQs

What Arena does the Dallas Mavericks play in?

The Dallas Mavericks share American Airlines Center, located in Dallas, Texas, with the Dallas Stars.

Where are the Dallas Stars located?

The Dallas Stars of the NHL’s Central Division in the Western Conference call American Airlines Center, located in Dallas, Texas, home.

When was Reunion Arena demolished?

Reunion Arena, former home of The Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars, was demolished in November of 2009. 

What is the American Airlines Center Health & Safety Information? (related to COVID)

According to the American Airlines Center (AAC) website, general guidance is that face masks are required for all guests ages 2 and up, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Face masks must be worn at all times while at American Airlines Center except when actively eating and drinking in your ticketed seat. Also, there are additional rules in place, depending on the event.  Fans sitting courtside for NBA games must also have proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.  Depending on an event’s organization (concerts, etc.) other restrictions may be in place so be sure to check the AAC website before arriving at the arena. 

How much is a Dallas Stars hockey ticket?

The Dallas Stars have a large number of pricing categories into which their ticket prices are divided.  There are three main seating areas and you can purchase a ticket for as low as $15 and as high as $572 depending on the game and where you’d like to sit. 

What hockey teams play at the American Airlines Center?

The Dallas Stars of the NHL’s Central Division in the Western Conference skate for their home schedule at American Airlines Center, located in Dallas, Texas.

Who owns the American Airlines Center?

American Airlines Center is owned by the City of Dallas and is operated by Center Operating Company, L.P.

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