Basketball: 19,200, up to 21,146 with standing room; Ice hockey: 18,532, up to 19,323 with standing room; Concerts: 21,000
On 14th September 2015, the current president of United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump held a campaign rally in the arena.
The American Airlines Centre has been featured in the American TV show "The Simpsons".
American Airlines Centre is a multi-purpose arena, located near Downtown Dallas in the Victory Park. The arena was officially opened on 17th, July 2001. An estimated amount of 420 million dollars were spent on the construction work. It is home to the American professional team "Dallas Mavericks" and the "Dallas Stars" of the National Hockey League since 2001. The arena also serves for conducting concerts and live entertainment shows. It was designed by David M. Schwarz Architectural Services and has been built on a site which was used for an old power plant. The conventionally designed structure of the arena was built with the motive to re-kindle the commercial parts of the Dallas city. The center has a capacity of 21,146 for basketball matches (along with standing rooms), 19,323 for ice hockey events and 21,000 for concerts.
The American Airlines Center has hosted its first sports event on 19th of August, 2001.
The Center has thrice hosted the "Big 12 Basketball Tournament" (in 2003, 2004 and 2006).
The Arena also witnessed the mixed martial art event "UFC 103" on 19th September 2009.
It also witnessed the 55th National Hockey League All-Star Game on the January 24th, 2007.
Prominent rock band AC/DC performed here on 23rd February 2016 which was their lead vocalist Brian Johnson's last show performance.