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Encyclopedia > American Airlines Center
American Airlines Center
"The Hangar", "AAC"


Location 2500 Victory Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75201
Broke ground September 1999
Opened July 17, 2001
Owner The City of Dallas
Construction cost $420 million USD
Architect David M. Schwarz/Architectural Services, Inc.
HKS, Inc.
Johnson/McKibben Architects, Inc.
Tenants
Dallas Stars (NHL) (2001-present)
Dallas Mavericks (NBA) (2001-present)
Dallas Desperados (AFL) (2002, 2004-present)
Capacity
Hockey: 18,532
Basketball: 19,200

The American Airlines Center is an arena located in the Victory Park neighborhood near downtown Dallas, Texas that is used for hockey games, basketball games, football games and concerts. Image File history File links Amaircenlogo. ... The American Airlines Center in Dallas. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas Counties Dallas, Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall Incorporated 2 February 1856 Government  - Mayor Laura Miller (D)[1] Area  - City  385. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... July 17 is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Maldives the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... HKS, Inc. ... The Dallas Stars are a professional ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Conference National Division Eastern Year founded 2002 Home arena American Airlines Center City, State Dallas, Texas Wild card titles 1: 2002 Division titles 2: 2003 & 2006 Conference titles None ArenaBowl championships None The Dallas Desperados are an Arena Football League team that began play in 2002 as an expansion team. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... ARENA may refer to either: Nationalist Republican Alliance, a political party in El Salvador. ... The current version of the article or section reads more like an advertisement than an encyclopedic article. ... Pedestrians along Stone Street. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas Counties Dallas, Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall Incorporated 2 February 1856 Government  - Mayor Laura Miller (D)[1] Area  - City  385. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... A classical music concert in the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2005 A concert is a live performance, usually of music, before an audience. ...


The American Airlines Center is home to the following sports teams:

Contents

The Dallas Stars are a professional ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... Conference National Division Eastern Year founded 2002 Home arena American Airlines Center City, State Dallas, Texas Wild card titles 1: 2002 Division titles 2: 2003 & 2006 Conference titles None ArenaBowl championships None The Dallas Desperados are an Arena Football League team that began play in 2002 as an expansion team. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ...

History

By 1998, the Dallas Mavericks owned by Mark Cuban and Dallas Stars were indicating their desire for a new facility to replace Reunion Arena. Dallas taxpayers approved a new hotel tax and rental car tax to pay for a new facility to cover a portion of the funding, with the two benefiting teams, the Mavericks and the Stars, picking up the remaining costs, including cost overruns. The new arena was to be built just north of Woodall Rodgers Freeway near Interstate 35E on the site of an old power plant. Reunion Arena is an indoor arena in the Reunion district of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA). ... State Highway Spur 366, also named Woodall Rodgers Freeway is a highway that connects Interstate 35E to the intersection of U.S. Route 75 (Central Expressway) and Interstate 345 in Dallas, Texas. ... Interstate 35E (abbreviated I-35E), an interstate highway, is the eastern half of Interstate 35 where it splits to serve different cities in Texas. ... A power station (also power plant) is a facility for the generation of electric power. ...


On 18 March 1999, American Airlines announced that it would be acquiring the naming rights for the arena for US$195 million.[1][2] March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... American Airlines (AA) is the largest airline in the world in terms of total passengers-miles transported[1] and fleet size[2], and the second-largest airline in the world (behind Cathay Pacific) in terms of total operating revenues. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Maldives the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...


On 27 July 2001, the facility opened with the largest ribbon cutting ceremony ever, according to the Guinness Book of Records[citation needed]. The first event occurred the next day with an Eagles concert. On the next night, the arena hosted the last show of Michael Flatley's Feet of Flames tour. The first sporting event took place on 19 August 2001 with the Dallas Sidekicks of the World Indoor Soccer League taking on the San Diego Sockers. July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... First Lady Laura Bush and quarterback Brett Favre attend a ribbon cutting ceremony that honors the reopening of a playground in Kiln, Mississippi destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. ... Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World, Brampton. ... The Eagles are an American rock band that was formed in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. ... Michael Flatley. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... {| style=margin:5px; border:1px solid #8888AA; align=right cellpadding=3 cellspacing=3 width=280 |- align=center bgcolor=#dddddd |colspan=2| Dallas Sidekicks |- align=center |colspan=2| |- align=center bgcolor=#eeeeee || Operated || 1984 - 2004 |- align=center || Arena || Reunion Arena |- align=center bgcolor=#eeeeee || Based in || Dallas, Texas |- align=center || Colors... The World Indoor Soccer League was an indoor soccer league that existed from 1998 to 2001 and consisted of nine teams. ... The San Diego Sockers is a name that has been used by two different soccer teams // Original Team The San Diego Sockers were one of the most successful indoor soccer teams in the sports short history. ...


Architecture

The American Airlines Center is meant to be the heart of a new urban, commercial area designed to reinvigorate the city of Dallas called Victory Park. The facility itself features a conservative, traditional design with sweeping brick façades and smooth arches, and has been graced with a number of awards (below). The interior includes retractable seating, public art and a state-of-the-art technological arena. Because of the Quonset hut-like appearance of its roof and the fact that American Airlines holds the naming rights some fans have come to refer to it as "The Hangar." Others just call it the AAC (pronounced "A-A-C," or sometimes "double A−C"). The current version of the article or section reads more like an advertisement than an encyclopedic article. ... A typical Quonset hut A Quonset hut is a lightweight prefabricated structure of corrugated steel having a semicircular cross section. ...


American Airlines Center - Awards 2001-Present


Top Dog Venue of the Year, 2003 Tour Guide Magazine


"Voice of the Fan" Program, 2002 & 2003 Top ranking facility in most customer services and design related categories.


Best Sports Venue, 2002 & 2003 Dallas Observer


Facility of Merit, 2002 Athletic Business


QUOIN Award, 2002 Associated General Contractors of America/Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter


Engineering Excellence Award, 2002 American Council of Engineering Companies


Real Estate Deals Award, 2002 Dallas Business Journal


Project of the Year Award, 2002 Masonry Construction


Record for Longest Ribbon and Largest Ribbbon Cutting, 2001 Gunniess Book of World Records


Best New Major Concert Venue for 2001 Pollstar Magazine


Phoenix Award, 2001 United States EPA


Golden Trowel Award of Excellence, 2001 United Masonry Contractors Association


International Excellence in Masonry Award, 2001 Masonry Contractors Association of America


Mega Project Over $100 Million, 2001 Associated Builders and Contractors


Best of 2001 Judges Award, 2001 F.W. Dodge


Outstanding Project Team of the Year, 2001 American Subcontractor Association


Outstanding Project Over $25 Million, 2001 American Subcontractor Association


Minority Business Development Agency Outstanding Corporate Award for its M/WBE achievements, 2000 & 2001


City of Dallas Senior Affairs Commission and Friends of Senior Affairs has recognized Center Operating Co. with the 2003 Employer of the Year award, which will bepresented at MayFair 2003, the City's Fourteenth Annual event for Older Americans Month


Other notes

The 55th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in Dallas, Texas on January 24, 2007. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... The AmericanAirlines Arena is an arena located in downtown Miami, Florida along Biscayne Bay and is used for basketball games and concerts. ... Nickname: Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ... The AmericanAirlines Arena is an arena located in downtown Miami, Florida along Biscayne Bay and is used for basketball games and concerts. ... Nickname: Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... The 2006 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2005-06 National Basketball Association season. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Survivor Series 2003 was the seventeenth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Saturday Nights Main Event (SNME) is a professional wrestling television program that aired occasionally from 1985 to 1991, under the World Wrestling Federation banner on NBC in place of Saturday Night Live. ... July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... WWE Homcoming was an event hosted by the Raw brand of World Wrestling Entertainment on October 3rd 2005. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Conference National Division Eastern Year founded 2002 Home arena American Airlines Center City, State Dallas, Texas Wild card titles 1: 2002 Division titles 2: 2003 & 2006 Conference titles None ArenaBowl championships None The Dallas Desperados are an Arena Football League team that began play in 2002 as an expansion team. ... Reunion Arena is an indoor arena in the Reunion district of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA). ... The Big 12 Mens Basketball Tournament is the Championship Tournament in basketball for the Big 12 Conference. ... See also Big 12 Mens Basketball Tournament [1] Categories: | | ... *In 2004, Baylor was prohibited from post-season play by the NCAA (see Baylor University Basketball Scandal). ... ...

References

October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

See also

A listing of articles about significant structures (may include non-skyscrapers) in Dallas, Texas (USA): JPMorgan Chase Tower in Dallas. ...

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Preceded by
Reunion Arena
19802001
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Dallas Mavericks

2001–present
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Home of the
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Coordinates: 32°47′25.46″N, 96°48′37.02″W Reunion Arena is an indoor arena in the Reunion district of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Reunion Arena is an indoor arena in the Reunion district of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dallas Stars are a professional ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Conference National Division Eastern Year founded 2002 Home arena American Airlines Center City, State Dallas, Texas Wild card titles 1: 2002 Division titles 2: 2003 & 2006 Conference titles None ArenaBowl championships None The Dallas Desperados are an Arena Football League team that began play in 2002 as an expansion team. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Reunion Arena is an indoor arena in the Reunion district of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Reunion Arena is an indoor arena in the Reunion district of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Conference National Division Eastern Year founded 2002 Home arena American Airlines Center City, State Dallas, Texas Wild card titles 1: 2002 Division titles 2: 2003 & 2006 Conference titles None ArenaBowl championships None The Dallas Desperados are an Arena Football League team that began play in 2002 as an expansion team. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Current arenas in the National Basketball Association
Western Conference Eastern Conference
American Airlines Center | ARCO Arena | AT&T Center | EnergySolutions Arena | FedExForum | Ford Center | KeyArena | New Orleans Arena | Oracle Arena | Pepsi Center | Rose Garden Arena | Staples Center | Target Center | Toyota Center | US Airways Center Air Canada Centre | AmericanAirlines Arena | Amway Arena | Bradley Center | Charlotte Bobcats Arena | Conseco Fieldhouse | Continental Airlines Arena | Madison Square Garden | The Palace of Auburn Hills | Philips Arena | Quicken Loans Arena | TD Banknorth Garden | United Center | Verizon Center | Wachovia Center
Current arenas in the National Hockey League
Western Conference Eastern Conference
American Airlines Center | General Motors Place | HP Pavilion | Honda Center | Jobing.com Arena | Joe Louis Arena | Nationwide Arena | Pengrowth Saddledome | Pepsi Center | Rexall Place | Scottrade Center | Sommet Center | Staples Center | United Center | Xcel Energy Center Air Canada Centre | BankAtlantic Center | Bell Centre | Continental Airlines Arena | HSBC Arena | Madison Square Garden | Mellon Arena | Nassau Coliseum | Philips Arena | RBC Center | St. Pete Times Forum | Scotiabank Place | TD Banknorth Garden | Verizon Center | Wachovia Center
Current arenas in the Arena Football League
American Conference National Conference
Allstate Arena | EnergySolutions Arena | HP Pavilion | Orleans Arena | Pepsi Center | Sommet Center | Staples Center | US Airways Center | Van Andel Arena American Airlines Center | Amway Arena | Frank Erwin Center | Kemper Arena | Nassau Coliseum | Nationwide Arena | New Orleans Arena | Philips Arena | St. Pete Times Forum | Wachovia Center1 | Wachovia Spectrum2
1The Philadelphia Soul play Sunday home games at the Wachovia Center.
2The Philadelphia Soul play Saturday home games at the Wachovia Spectrum.

  Results from FactBites:
 
American Airlines Center - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (589 words)
The American Airlines Center is an arena located in the Victory Park neighborhood near downtown Dallas, Texas that is used for hockey games, basketball games and concerts.
On 18 March 1999, American Airlines announced that it would be acquiring the naming rights for the arena for US$195 million.
The American Airlines Center as well as the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida hosted the 2006 NBA Finals, when the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat reached the Finals.
Sports Venue Technology - American Airlines Center - Dallas (1379 words)
The exterior of the Center comprises brick, limestone and granite.
American Airlines Center is owned by the City of Dallas and operated by the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars on a long-term lease basis.
Center Operating Company was contracted by the City of Dallas to build and operate the new complex.
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