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Fan Safety Guidelines

The well-being of our guests and staff is always our top priority, and as we return to events, heightened sanitation, health, and safety protocols will be in place at American Airlines Center. The new procedures and processes follow guidelines set forth by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local agencies; the City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS), and the Texas Department of State and Health Services (TDSHS).


Please Note:

  • Bags and purses will not be permitted. Wallet-size clutches no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”, medical bags and parenting bags will be permitted.  All bags permitted are subject to security screening.  
  • Face masks are required to be worn inside American Airlines Center at all times, except when actively eating and drinking in a ticketed seat. All persons age 2 years and older must wear a face covering. Face shields may not be worn in place of a face mask, though may be worn in addition to a face mask.

Arena Entry

We ask that guests maintain at least 6 feet of distance between other patrons outside of their immediate party as they arrive at arena entrances. Additional distancing instructions will be provided for guests upon entry into the building. Guests will go through a minimal-contact security screening.

Please click here for a full list of arena FAQs

Bag Policy

Bags and purses will not be permitted. Wallet-size clutches no larger than 4.5” x 6.5” will be permitted.  Medical bags and parenting bags are also permitted.  All permitted bags are subject to security inspection.  

Box Office

Updated Box Office Hours as of 1/4/21:

Starting January 4th the American Airlines Center Box Office Windows are closed until further notice for in-person business transactions.

Tickets are available for purchase at for all upcoming events.

The Box Office is still here to assist you! For any questions, please email [email protected]

Cleaning Protocols

High touch surfaces and heavily trafficked areas within American Airlines Center will be continuously cleaned and disinfected throughout events.  After every event, all spaces and seating areas will go through an additional rigorous disinfection process. 

Elevators & Escalators

Elevators and escalators will be available for use with proper social distancing practices followed.  Only 4 guests plus elevator attendant allowed per elevator.  On escalators, guests must allow for at least 6 feet distance between themselves and other parties. Touchpoints will be sanitized regularly.

Face Coverings/Face Masks

Face masks are required to be worn once you exit your vehicle or public transportation and inside of American Airlines Center at all times, except when actively eating and drinking in a ticketed seat. All persons age 2 years and older must wear a face covering. Face shields may not be worn in place of a face mask, though may be worn in addition to a face mask.

Food & Beverage

Food & beverage operations will maintain the highest standards of compliance with current health and safety regulations. Distancing guidelines will be displayed to allow for proper line queuing.

  • Cashless transactions are highly encouraged to minimize contact.
  • Distancing guidelines will be provided for guests while waiting in line
  • Food and beverage items will be covered when served.
  • Condiments, utensils, and straws will be provided in individual packets upon request.
  • All contact surfaces will be cleaned in between guest transactions.
  • Food and drink is to only be consumed once the guest has returned to their seat and face coverings can be safely (and temporarily) removed. No food or drink may be consumed in bars, restaurants, or on the concourses

The Hangar Fan Shop

Capacities will be limited within store to allow for social distancing while shopping. Markers will be located on floor to allow for social distancing during check out.


We recommend pre-purchasing parking prior to arrival at  If you have pre-purchased, leave your window rolled up as you approach parking attendant.  Parking attendant will scan your mobile parking ticket on your phone through your window. 

If guests have not pre-purchased parking, some lots may be available to purchase at arrival.  All parking transactions are credit card & debit card only. 

As you exit your vehicle and approach the building, please remain 6 feet away from other patrons and wear your face mask. 

Physical Distancing

Guests are required to practice physical distancing inside and outside of American Airlines Center. Physical distancing (6 feet apart) messaging will be present in all high traffic areas.


Restrooms will be sanitized and cleaned frequently. Some stalls, urinals and sinks will be closed to facilitate physical distancing. Guests must wash their hands before returning to their seats.

Seating & Event Capacities

Seating charts and event capacities will be determined per event to ensure physical distancing for all guests. Unique seating maps will be created for each event to allow for proper distancing between seated groups.


All staff must have temperature taken when arriving at work and be fever and symptom-free. Staff are required to wear face masks at all times while at American Airlines Center other than while actively eating and drinking on break.


Smoking will not be permitted on the premises.


All tickets will be digital and available on guests’ mobile devices. Tickets purchased from American Airlines Center, Dallas Mavericks or Dallas Stars will be available through the Ticketmaster and American Airlines Center mobile apps.

COVID-19 Warning

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By attending any event at American Airlines Center, you assume all risks, hazards, and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other communicable disease or illness, or a bacteria, virus, or other pathogens capable of causing a communicable disease or illness, whether occurring before, during, or after the event, however, caused or contracted, and voluntarily waive all claims and potential claims against American Airlines Center, Center Operating Company, LP, Dallas Stars, Arena Operating Company, Inc., Dallas Stars, Dallas Mavericks, event promoters, vendors, and their affiliated companies, and any of their respective present and future subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, members, officers, directors, employees, stakeholders, shareholders, agents, other representatives, successors and assigns event promoters, vendors, and their affiliated companies relating to such risks.