American Airlines Center

Location

Dallas, USA

Capacity

19.200 places

Opening

July 2001

Owner

  • City of Dallas

Architects

  • David M. Schwarz/Architectural Services, Inc.
  • HKS, Inc.
  • Johnson/McKibben Architects, Inc.

By 1998, the Dallas Mavericks, then owned by H. Ross Perot, Jr., and the Dallas Stars were indicating their desire for a new arena to replace the aging and undersized Reunion Arena. Dallas taxpayers approved a new hotel tax and rental car tax to pay for a new arena to cover a portion of the funding, with the two benef