The American Airlines Center is a multi-purpose arena, located in the Victory Park neighborhood, near downtown Dallas, Texas.The venue serves as the home to the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association, and the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League. The arena is also used for concerts and other live entertainment. It opened in 2001 at a cost of $420 million.History and constructionBy 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 March 18, 1999, American Airlines announced that it would be acquiring the naming rights for the arena for US$195 million. American Airlines is headquartered in Fort Worth and is based at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
Arts and Entertainment Near American Airlines Center
Lucky you. You've just stumbled upon the rowdiest corner in the big D. Located just outside of The West End district by the blinding brilliance of Victory Park and the American Airlines Center.
The music's great and the food's edible, so whether you're a dysfunctional family, unruly fan, or unsuspecting grandmother, there's nowhere else that'll treat you the way we do. Consider yourself warned!
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Craighead Green Gallery represents the finest in contemporary art from nationally and internationally recognized artists. Gallery director, Kenneth Craighead, and partner, Steve Green, opened the gallery in 1992 in the Dallas Arts District. Since that time, the two partners purchased a building and relocated the Gallery to the Design District. Scot Presley joined the Gallery as Assistant Director in 2002.
Craighead Green is recognized as one of the finest contemporary art galleries throughout Texas and the Southwest, representing over 40 artists of all mediums. The Gallery focuses on contemporary paintings, photography and sculpture in a myriad of media and styles. Craighead Green represents mid to late career artists while continuing their promotion of emerging artists. The Gallery is a participating member of the Dallas Art Dealers Association and CADD, Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas.