American Airlines Center

American Airlines Center Seating

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 Section 101, Section 102 and Section 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 Section 104, Section 105, Section 106 and Section 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 Floor 10, Floor 11, Floor 12 and Floor 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 Section 101, Section 102, Section 103 and Section 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

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled .

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

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled .

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

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled .

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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    Venue & Seating Questions

    • How are the handicap seats set up at the AAC in Dallas?

      Most handicap accessible seats at the American Airlines Center allow for one companion seat to be purchased directly next to the handicap accessible seat. These seats are folding chairs set up at various handicap accessible seating locations in the arena.


      Designated locations include the top of select 100 level sections, the top of select 200 level sections, and near the bottom of select 300 level sections.


      For the best resource in obtaining a handicap accessible and companion ticket, contact the Dallas Mavericks Box Office directly at 214-747-MAVS (214-747-6287).

    • On which side do the players sit for hockey?

      The player benches are behind sections 118 and 119 on the East side of the arena.

    • Are food and/or beverages included with any platinum level seats?

      While the Platinum Club seats on the 200 level offer fans in-seat wait service and access to an exclusive club with upscale menu, food and drink is NOT included with the price of your ticket.

    • How are seats in Admiral Suite 1352 for concerts at the AAC in Dallas?

      Upscale All the Way

      Admiral Suites provide a very comfortable, upscale experience with kitchenette, refrigerator, upscale furniture and seating, and access to all the Platinum Level amenities.

      Seating High Above the Action

      The Admiral Suites are on the highest level of the suite seating and located just beneath the highest tier of seating at the American Airlines Center, so you will not be as close to the floor as other suite levels.

      Side View For Concerts

      Most importantly, from Suite 1352 you will have a side view of the stage being just off stage right, so it may be difficult to see the front of the performers. We recommend considering Suites 1344-1349 on the east side of the arena, or suites 1308-1313 on the west side for the best views of the center of the stage from the Admiral Suite level.

    • Is there a special entrance to use if I have a Platinum Level ticket?

      There are indeed dedicated entrances available exclusively for fans with a Platinum Level ticket at American Airlines Center. The Northeast Platinum entry gate is located at the north end of the area, just off of All Star Way and across from the Audi Park Garage. The Southeast Platinum entry gate is located at the east side of the arena on Houston Street, between the Jack Daniels Club and the east doors.

    • How many rows in each section at American Airlines Center?
      Each section has a varying amount of rows and seats. Find a section to see row and/or seat numbers.
    • Is seat number 1 on the left or right side of sections?
      As you look towards the court from your seats, lower number seats are on your right.
    • More Answers...
    • What section is near the Mavericks tunnel at American Airlines Center?
    • Which are better seats at a Mavs game - Platinum Level Center (220) or Lower Level Baseline?
    • Where is the first row behind the basket in sections 112 and 113?
    • Which sections are located next to the visitor's tunnel?
    • How is Section 112 Row L for hockey games at American Airlines Center?
    • Is it better to sit close to the glass or in the first row of the platinum level?
    • Where is best place for children to sit at an American Airlines Center concert?
    • Can I see the stage from Floor Section 14 at AAC in Dallas?

    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.