On the south side of the arena is AT&T Plaza - it's the large main entrance and an open space with fountains, many retail areas, and a large HD video display. It's a popular meeting spot before a game.
You may also want to hit up Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 - a two leveled bar/restaurant. If you enter from street level, you'll find a lively sports bar with an outdoor patio with a view of AT&T Plaza. On the lower level, you'll have Chef's Table, authentic international cuisine, an other chef-prepared dishes. There's a full bar at Old No. 7, along with occasional live bands or a DJ.
Food and Drink:
There's plenty of the typical arena food like hamburgers and hot dogs to be found, but we like the more local grub you can find inside. At Edge of Texas (Sec 105 and 117) you can build your own nachos or get a chicken or steak burrito. And you can finish that meal with a super tasty Churro. We also love the BBQ Sandwiches at Stampede Station (Sec 121 and 334).
On the terrace level, you can get premium beer at 2 Motley's Pub locations and el Jimador Tequila Bar is a great spot to hit up for a variety of signature cocktails.
If you're sitting Platinum Level, hit up Platinum Club. You have a wide range of options on this level, so live it up while you're there!
Check our stadium maps for the locations for these and other concessions.
Open since 2001, American Airlines Center is in the Victory Park neighborhood - the heart of the "New Dallas" - and is just north of the Central Business District and the historical West End. Because of its location, AA Center is easy to access via freeway or DART - the public rail system.
There's also plenty to do before or after a game. Victory Tavern is across the street and a popular stop for pre game drinks and Craft within the W Hotel is an excellent choice for a nice post game meal. Check our exterior map for these and other suggestions, as there are many options nearby.
Getting There and Parking:
Located off I-35, driving is the most popular way to get to the arena. Take Oaklawn/Victory Ave/Hi Line exit from the freeway and simply follow the clearly marked signs. Parking lots open 2 hours prior to the game, and the ones closest to the stadium will be around $40 for the NBA Finals.
Parking Lots P and Q (off Harry Hines Blvd) are only $20 for the Finals and are still very close. Parking lot C is $15 and just slightly further away off Broom and Houston Streets. There are additional lots to the east along Field Street and to the south throughout the West End.
You can also purchase pre-paid parking passes through Ticketmaster.
Take any DART Rail train - and if you're on the Green or Orange line - simply exit at Victory Station stop and the arena is right there. Otherwise take any train to West End Station and transfer to any train displaying "N Carrolton", "Bachman" or "Victory". For more details on schedules: www.dart.org.
Be sure to also read our Info Inside the Stadium section for recommendations on what's going on inside the arena.
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