- American Airlines Center
stadium_name=American Airlines Center
nickname= "The Hangar" "AAC"
location=2500 Victory Avenue
opened=July 17, 2001
owner=Center Operating Company, L.P. [ [http://www.answers.com/topic/center-operating-company-l-p?cat=biz-fin Center Operating Company L.P.: Information and Much More from Answers.com ] ]
construction_cost=$420 million USD
architect=David M. Schwarz/Architectural Services, Inc.
Johnson/McKibben Architects, Inc.
Dallas Stars(NHL) (2001-present) Dallas Mavericks(NBA) (2001-present) Dallas Desperados(AFL) (2002, 2004-present)
seating_capacity=Hockey: 18,532 18,584 (
standing room only) Basketball: 20,000–21,041
The American Airlines Center is an
arenalocated in the Victory Parkneighborhood near downtown Dallas, Texasthat is used for hockey games, basketballgames, football games, concerts and various other events.
By 1998, the Dallas Mavericks, then owned by
H. Ross Perot, Jr., and the Dallas Stars were indicating their desire for a new facility to replace the dated 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.
On 18 March 1999,
American Airlinesannounced that it would be acquiring the naming rights for the arena for US$195 million. [ [http://www.americanairlinescenter.com/ American Airlines Center] - " [http://www.americanairlinescenter.com/index.cfm/FuseAction/Page/PageID/73/ArticleID/126 American and the Arena Group Announce Agreement To Name New Dallas Facility American Airlines Center] ." Retrieved 25 October 2006.] [ [http://www.americanairlinescenter.com/ American Airlines Center] - " [http://www.americanairlinescenter.com/index.cfm/FuseAction/Page/PageID/73/ArticleID/71 Owners Add Upgrades to American Airlines Center] ." Retrieved 25 October 2006.] American Airlines is headquartered in Fort Worth and is based at DFWAirport.
On 27 July 2001, the facility opened with the largest
ribbon cutting ceremonyever, according to the Guinness Book of RecordsFact|date=April 2007. The first event occurred the next day with an Eaglesconcert. On the next night, the arena hosted the last show of Michael Flatley's Feet of Flamestour. The first sporting event took place on 19 August 2001 with the Dallas Sidekicksof the World Indoor Soccer Leaguetaking on the San Diego Sockers.
-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," "double A−C,").
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Notable concerts and events
Britney Spears- Dream Within a Dream Tour- July 22, 2002
Dixie Chicks- Natalie Mainesreceived her death threat before concert - July 9, 2003
Maná- Revolución de Amor Tour- October 24, 2003
*WWE Survivor Series 2003- November 16, 2003
U2- Vertigo Tour- October 29, 2005
WWE Saturday Night Main Event- July 15, 2006
Mariah Carey- The Adventures of Mimi Tour- September 16, 2006
Shakira- Oral Fixation Tour- September 23, 2006
*Disney's - December 17, 2006
Christina Aguilera- Back to Basics Tour- February 21, 2007
Beyoncé- The Beyonce Experience- July 13, 2007
Joan Sebastian& Pepe Aguilar- August 26, 2007
Maná- Amar es Combatir Tour- September 7, 2007
*HDNet FiGHTS - October 13, 2007 & December 15, 2007
Blue Man Group- How to Be a Megastar Tour 2.1 - October 6–October 7, 2007
Jennifer Lopez& Marc Anthony- October 30, 2007
R. Kelly- Double Up Tour - December 2007, 2008
Dane Cook- Rough Around the Edges Tour- December 2, 2007
Billy Joel- Billy Joel North American Tour 2007- December 4, 2007
Trans-Siberian Orchestra- December 28, 2007
Big D NYE- December 31, 2008
*Chris Brown &
Bow Wow- Up Close & Personal Holiday Exclusive Tour - January 12, 2008
Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World& Against Me- Foo Fighters North American Tour - January 23, 2008
Van Halen& Ky-Mani Marley- Van Halen North American Tour 2007- January 26, 2008 - April 24, 2008
Barry Manilow- An Evening of Music and Passion - February 19, 2008
Bruce Springsteen& The E Street Band- April 13, 2008
Bon Jovi- Lost Highway Tour- April 14, 2008
Juanes- La Vida Tour- April 18, 2008
The Cure- 4Tour- June 6, 2008
*WWE Night of Champions - June 29, 2008
George Michael- 25 Live- July 13, 2008
Nine Inch Nails- Lights in the Sky 2008- August 18, 2008
Janet Jackson- Rock Witchu Tour- October 22, 2008
Tina Turner- ""- October 26, 2008
Celine Dion- Taking Chances Tour- January 5, 2009
[http://www.americanairlinescenter.com/index.cfm/FuseAction/page/PageID/46 American Airlines Center - Awards 2001-Present]
American Builders and Contractors North Texas Excellence in Construction Award of Merit, 2007American Airlines Center Platinum Club Renovation
Readers Pick, Best Sports Venue, 2007Dallas Observer
Concert Venue of the Year, 2006Pollstar Magazine
Slam Dunk Award, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007Harlem Globetrotters
Top Dog Venue of the Year, 2003Tour Guide Magazine
"Voice of the Fan" Program, 2002 & 2003Top ranking facility in most customer services and design related categories
Best Sports Venue, 2002 & 2003Dallas Observer
Facility of Merit, 2002Athletic Business
QUOIN Award, 2002Associated General Contractors of America/Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter
Engineering Excellence Award, 2002American Council of Engineering Companies
Real Estate Deals Award, 2002Dallas Business Journal
Project of the Year Award, 2002Masonry Construction
Record for Longest Ribbon and Largest Ribbon Cutting, 2001Gunniess Book of World Records
Best New Major Concert Venue for 2001Pollstar Magazine
Phoenix Award, 2001United States EPA
Golden Trowel Award of Excellence, 2001United Masonry Contractors Association
International Excellence in Masonry Award, 2001Masonry Contractors Association of America
Mega Project Over $100 Million, 2001Associated Builders and Contractors
Best of 2001 Judges Award, 2001F.W. Dodge
Outstanding Project Team of the Year, 2001American Subcontractor Association
Outstanding Project Over $25 Million, 2001American 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 was presented at MayFair 2003, the City's Fourteenth Annual event for Older Americans Month
55th National Hockey League All-Star Gameon January 24, 2007.
*The American Airlines Center as well as the
American Airlines Arenain Miami, Floridahosted the 2006 NBA Finals, in which the Dallas Mavericksplayed the Miami Heat. Because of this, the series was nicknamed by some as the American Airlines series.
*A few weeks after the first event, it was found that the glass installed in the bathrooms was not the same as what was originally intended. Many who drove by the arena complained they had a clear view into the restrooms. The glass was quickly changed to the correct type the next week.
*Hosted WWE Survivor Series 2003 and Saturday Night's Main Event on July 15, 2006. It also hosted WWE Homecoming on October 3, 2005, Also held Monday Night Raw on 1/29/07 and held a Supershow on 7/2/07 which featured Monday Night Raw,
WWE Friday Night SmackDown, and ECW on SciFi. It also hosted WWE Night of Championson June 29, 2008 and is the regular host for WWE shows in the DFW area.
Dallas Desperadosplayed their first season in the American Airlines Center, they moved to Reunion Arenaand played there in their second season.After their second season, they moved back to the American Airlines Center where they currently reside.
*The Center hosted the Big 12 Basketball Tournament in 2003, 2004, and 2006.
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