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American Airlines Center Club Seats & Premium Areas

  • Ford F150 Club (Stars Games) - Fans in the Ford F-150 Club, also shown as section 213, will experience the best amenities that American Airlines Center has to offer for a hockey gam...
  • On the Glass (Stars Games) - Glass seats at American Airlines Center are all seats in Row A of the Plaza Level. Many fans would consider these the best seats for a Dallas Stars ga...
  • Platinum Club - The Platinum Level is a great place to find an upscale experience at American Airlines Center. The viewing height is ideal from the second tier of se...
  • Suites - There are three different tiers of suite seating for all events at the American Airlines Center. Located just above the 100 level seats and closest t...

Best Seats For a Concert at American Airlines Center

The most common seating layout at American Airlines Center for concerts is an end-stage setup with the stage located near sections 101, 102 and 103. For many concerts there are also slight variations to the layout, which may include General Admission seats, fan pits and B-stages.

Floor seats, like those in Floor 11 are among the most sought-after tickets

On the Floor: Sections Floor 10, Floor 11, Floor 12 and Floor 13 are Floor Seats, which offer some of the closest views of the performers. For many concerts, floor sections are added or removed. These performer-specific adjustments may alter the floor layout and the views from each floor section.

To the Side of the Stage: For close views of the stage with a little bit of elevation, consider seats to the side of the stage in 104, 105, 106 and 107. The view is not head-on like on the floor, but many of the seats are closer to the stage, provide better elevation and are actual stadium seats.

Section 111 offers a comfortable head-on view for end-stage shows

Head-on to the Stage: Seats directly across from the stage, like those in 10, 11, 12 and 13 provide the most comfortable looks of the performance. Even upper level sections offer unobstructed sitelines. Just keep in mind that you won't be able to see as much detail from these seats as you would if you sat closer to the stage.

Consider the Following When Buying Concert Tickets

Seats behind the stage are occassionally sold: Unless your main objective is to just get in the building, you'll want to completely avoid anything behind the stage - like those in/near or above sections 101, 102, 103 and 122. It's unlikely the performer will turn around to salute you - and you're more likely to be completely blocked out from seeing the show.

If you're on the shorter side (or bringing kids), consider floor seats only in the first few rows: The most common complaint amongst floor ticketholders is that they can't see the stage because of taller people in front of them. As an alternative, consider side sections near the stage that will still have you close and high enough to see.

Lower level side sections are not created equal: While the side sections closest to the stage are top-notch, side sections farther from the stage may leave you with a cramp in your neck. Sections 108 and 117 are not well-angled towards the stage - leaving you to turn your head for an ideal view. Instead, consider head-on sections in the lower level or even close side seats in the upper level like Sections 220 and 219.

Courtside Seating for Mavericks Games

  • Courtside Seating - Have your feet on the floor with the closest views available at the American Airlines Center when you sit in the courtside seating sections. All court...

Floor Seats for Concerts

  • Floor Seats - Floor seats at American Airlines Center are a memorable experience for fans seeing their favorite artists. These seats will bring you closer than a...

Mavericks Bench & Visitor Bench

mavs bench
The Mavs bench is located in front of Section 117.
visitor bench
The visitor bench is located in front of section 120 at American Airlines Center.

Mavericks Bench - The Mavericks players sit in front of Section 117 and Section 118

Visitor Bench - The visiting team sits in front of Section 119 and Section 120

Stars Bench & Visitor Bench

American Airlines Center Visitor Bench
The visitor bench at American Airlines Center is located in front of section 118.
American Airlines Center Stars Bench
The Dallas Stars Home bench is located in front of section 119 at American Airlines Center
Dallas Stars Home Bench
Fans sitting in section 119 will be located directly behind the players on the Dallas Stars.

Stars Bench - The Stars players sit in front of Section 119

Visitor Bench - The visiting team sits in front of Section 118

Plaza Level Seating

  • Plaza Level Seating - The lower bowl of American Airlines Center is called the Plaza Level. This is usually the first place fans look for tickets when attending a Mavs or S...

Shoot Twice Seating for Hockey

The Stars shoot twice towards the net in front of Sections 108 and 109. Along with nearby sections, these seats will give you the best views of the Stars as they attack in the first and third periods.

Terrace Level Seating

  • Terrace Level Seating - The Terrace Level at American Airlines Center refers to sections labeled in the 300s. This is the best spot to find cheap tickets for Mavs games, Star...

American Airlines Center Seat Views

Recommended Seats for Great Views

For Basketball: Rows R-W in Sections 106, 107, 118 and 119

  • Excellent views of the both baskets from near center court
  • Great viewing height near the top of the lower seating tier
  • Easy access to and from the seats near the entry tunnels

For Hockey: Rows S-Z in Sections 106, 107, 118 and 119

  • Amazing views from near center ice on the lowest level of seating
  • Excellent seating height for following all the action
  • Close to the section entry tunnels for quick, easy access

For Hockey: Sections 201, 202 and 225

  • Straight away views of the ice - no head turning needed
  • In-seat food and beverage service so you don't have to miss a minute of the action
  • Just 5 rows of seating allows for quick and easy access

For Concert: Sections 106 and 119

  • Close proximity to the stage
  • Less expensive than floor seats
  • Tiered seating to avoid an obstructed view from taller fans

For Concert: Rows A-K in Sections Floor 10, Floor 11 and Floor 12

  • Best seats in the house!
  • Closest proximity to the stage
  • Aisles nearby for easy-in, easy-out

For Concert: Sections 213 and 214

  • Great view of the stage
  • Easy access to the concourse so you don’t miss a beat
  • Elevated seating so no taller fans will block your view

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Recommended Seats for Impressing a Guest

Located on the Northwest end of the Club Level are rental spaces for large groups.
The suites at American Airlines Center cover the entire Northwest side of the Lexus Club Level.
The suites at American Airlines Center offer concert goers a premier experience with comfortable seating, food and beverage, and a head-on view of the stage.
The suites at American Airlines Center are located on the 200 level and are located opposite to the stage giving fans a head-on view of the performance.

For Mavericks Games: Rows A-F in Sections 208, 209, 210 and 211

  • Club level seats with premium amenities
  • Great elevated view from near mid-court
  • Access to lounge area and in-seat wait service to enhance the experience

For Hockey: Sections 208, 209, 210 and 211

  • Excellent views from near mid ice
  • Ideal seating height for following the action
  • Exclusive access to club lounges and in-seat wait service

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Recommended Seats for Partying and Socializing

For Basketball: Sections 330, 331 and 332

  • Closest seating to the el Jimador Tequilia bar on the upper level
  • Affordable ticket prices in the upper corner

For Hockey: Sections 330, 331 and 332

  • Near the main bar on the upper seating tier
  • The best place to drink and socialize in the whole stadium
  • Ticket prices more affordable than the lower level sections

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Seating Tips & Advice

  • "AAC has a lot of options for different prices." - You can get all sorts of seats and still have a great time. There are a ton of seats and several concets STILL manage to sell out.

American Airlines Center Seating Reviews

  • "Great seats and venue, but..." - - We went to the Faith Hill/Tim McGraw concert Sat. Oct. 7th and sat in the Platinum Section 216, Row ...
    Section 216, Row F, Seats 11-14 / Concert Review
  • "Seats are like plane seats.... Tiny! " - - View was unobstructed by other event goers being on the front row. The equipment hanging from the ce...
    Section 320, Row A, Seats 6,7,8 / Concert Review
  • "Carrie Underwood - Sep 24, 2019" - - These seats were great! They were front row so standing wasn't a "must do". Merchandise, refreshme...
    Section 311, Row A / Concert Review   Verified Customer
  • "Hope you dont fear heights" - - The upper level seats in the AAC are too far from the court to really watch the game. You spend most...
    Section 308, Row A, Seats 7,8 / Basketball Review
  • "Good location and good view but not comfortable seating!" - - Most uncomfortable seating I have ever had at a pro sporting event! Food was just ok! Cowboy stadi...
    Section 101, Row T, Seats 7&8 / Basketball Review
  • "GREAT OPTION FOR PRICE! " - - Straight shot view of the court. Good view of the tv screen. Bathroom just outside in the hall and f...
    Section 321, Row D, Seat 5 / Basketball Review
  • "Great view of the court" - - These seats were great, we could see the whole court the game was amazing. The people who worked ou...
    Section 216, Row H, Seats 1,2 / Basketball Review
  • "Glass surrounding the entrance stairs were right in front" - - Not a good seat. The person in front of me sat at the edge of his seat. His head blocked approximate...
    Section 330, Row K, Seat 1 / Hockey Review
  • "Tiny seats" - - The seats behind visitors bench are close to the action but are very narrow. I had difficulty keepin...
    Section 118, Row C, Seats 13-14 / Hockey Review
  • "BIG3 Basketball League - Aug 17, 2019" - - I was nervous because the ticket was non refundable and i was only told the section and row i would ...
    Section 124, Row EE / Basketball Review   Verified Customer
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    Other Photos From American Airlines Center

    dr pepper fan zone
    The Dr. Pepper Fan Zone.
    American Airlines Center Video Board
    Large video boards are located at either end of the stadium keeping fans updated with the status of the game.
    American Airlines Center Jumbotron
    The Jumbotron at American Airlines Center shows exciting content throughout the game to fans in all sections.
    Dallas Stars Entrance
    The Dallas Stars come on the ice with an exciting video and floating logo that comes down by the bench.
    American Airlines Center Club Rental Space
    Located on the Northwest end of the Club Level are rental spaces for large groups.
    Eighteen 76 American Airlines Center
    American Airlines Center has a restaurant called Eighteen 76 where fans can hang out before the show.

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