The Dallas Stars are a professional hockey team originally founded in 1967 as the Minnesota North Stars. The team was relocated to Dallas in 1993 and have been based there since this time. Since moving to Dallas the Stars have managed to win one Stanley Cup. The Dallas stars are members of the National Hockey League and compete in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference. If you want to know where the Dallas Stars play their home games, keep reading to find out.
Where do the Dallas Stars play?
The Dallas Stars play at the American Airlines Center, which is located in the neighborhood of Victory Park in Dallas. The arena is a multipurpose facility, which is also used by the Dallas Mavericks (NBA) and for wrestling, concerts and other sporting events. The arena was opened in 2001 after approximately 2 years of construction with a total cost of $420 million. For hockey games the arena seats 18,532 people, which can be increased with standing room tickets. Prior to 2001 the Dallas Stars played at the Reunion Arena, which seated 17,001 people for hockey games. This arena was demolished in 2009.
Did you know?
The American Airlines Center includes state of the art retractable seating, which reduces conversion time between a basketball court and a hockey rink. A team of 40-60 people, nicknamed the Skittles Crew” because they wear color coded shirts, can complete this changeover in just 2 hours. The following video shows this conversion taking place in time lapse.