Enjoy the Dallas Mavericks play in an always exciting atmosphere
Check out a Mavs game when the team is in season for an unforgettable fan experience.
The Dallas Mavericks franchise was founded in 1980 and is a member of the Western Conference. The Mavs have won three division titles (1987, 2007 and 2010) and have made four Western Conference Finals appearances (1988, 2003, 2006 and 2011) before winning their first NBA Championship against the Miami Heat in 2011. Win or lose, Mavs fans are loyal – they have the second longest consecutive sellout streak, behind the Portland Trail Blazers, selling out all 41 home games in the last 16 seasons. The Mavericks franchise has an extensive list of notable players that include, Steve Nash, Michael Finley, Jason Kidd, Vince Carter and of course, Dirk Nowitzki, who is now in his 21st season and ranks in the NBA’s top 10 all-time scoring list.
The American Airlines Center is nestled in the heart of Victory Plaza, an entertainment district in Downtown Dallas. On game day, this bustling area is filled with fans having before-game dinner and drinks before making their way up to the doors of the American Airlines Center (AAC).
Stop by local favorite, Olivella’s for arguably the best pizza in Dallas, or enjoy tasty Texas-inspired cuisine at Billy Can Can. Music fans, enjoy good food and musical tunes at Hard Rock Café or House of Blues, both located just a few blocks from the AAC.
Built in 2001, the AAC is a premier sports and entertainment arena that’s home to both the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars, as well as concerts by some of the biggest names in music. Its unique versatility makes it an ideal place to enjoy both sports and concerts under the same roof. Grab a bite to eat at the dozens of eateries in the arena including fan favorites like DBQ for all your BBQ cravings or go for the classics like nachos, specialty hot dogs and beer at Big D Dogs + Brews.
The Mavericks home game atmosphere is electric and will have you hyped up for the entire game. From the Mavs ManiAACs to the Mavs mascots, Champ and Mavs Man, to the Drumline and the Dallas Mavericks Dancers – you’re sure to be entertained all game long. If you happen not to show up game day dressed, stop by the fan shops inside the arena for a Dirk t-shirt or jersey.
Go for a celebratory beer at a nearby bar. Happiest Hour is just steps away, with a large indoor and outdoor space, rooftop patio and plenty of signature cocktails and lite bites to share with friends. For a more upscale vibe, head to The Living Room at the W Hotel that has plush seating and a nightclub atmosphere for a perfect way to end the night.