Stars Overview

Fast facts

League: Western Conference Central Division

Head Coach: Rick Bowness

Team Mascot: Victor E. Green

Year Opened: 2001

Capacity: 20000

City / State: Dallas / Texas

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Stars vs Ducks

Rival Team: Anaheim Ducks

The Stars and Ducks built up a fierce rivalry during the Stars nearly two decades in the Pacific Division. The two have also met in the playoffs several times fostering an intense hatred between the two teams and fanbases. If you want to attend a Stars game where everyone is on edge, then make your way to a Stars-Ducks game.

Stars vs Blues

Rival Team: St. Louis Blues

Stars-Blues is a budding rivalry that is the result of Dallas’s recent move to the Central Division. The two have already played a hard fought seven game playoff series in 2016, and it looks like there will be more battles to come in the near future. Don’t miss it when the Blues are in town as you’ll be in for quite the show.

Stars vs Predators

Rival Team: Nashville Predators

Similar to the Stars rivalry with the Blues, their rivalry with the Predators is just getting off the ground. If both teams could make the playoffs these next few years, then things could really heat up and create one of the best rivalries in the Central Division.

Stars Stadium Guide

In Game

Your Stars game day experience kicks off before you even enter the American Airlines Center thanks to the impressive display put on at Party on the Plaza. Party on the Plaza is the perfect place to gather with friends and hangout before the game. Here you’ll be able to take part in a variety of activities and experience live music, so make sure to stop by before the game.

Once you enter the arena, you’ll find that you have a bevy of concession options at your disposal. You’ll encounter stands featuring various types of food including traditional stadium fare, Tex-Mex, deli sandwiches, and even vegetarian options. The American Airlines Center is also home to several restaurants including Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Club, which features an excellent sports bar.

The Party on the Plaza and the concessions aren’t the only thing that make attending a Stars game a great experience. The atmosphere inside the AAC is palpable, and you’ll get into the Stars spirit right away with Celena Rae’s spirited rendition of the anthem as well as the Stars famous STARS chant during the anthem.

After the game starts, you’ll be met with a fantastic in-game atmosphere filled with cheers and chants. Fans have taken to the Stars since their move to Dallas from Minnesota, and all throughout the game fans will be up on their feet cheering for their hometown team.

A Stars game is an excellent experience a must for any hockey fan making a trip to the Dallas/Forth Worth Metroplex.

Things to check out

AT&T Plaza

AT&T Plaza is home to several large screens and is the perfect place to gather with friends before or after the game. The AT&T Plaza is also home to Party on the Plaza, where you can interact with the Stars Ice Girls and see live music. Make sure to stop by AT&T Plaza before to get the real Stars game day experience.

Trophy Case

Make sure to check out the trophy case at the AAC for your chance to see a replica of the Stanley Cup, the Larry O’Brien Trophy, and a few other trophies won by the Stars and Mavericks up close.

The Hangar Pro Shops

You can find Stars Pro Shops all throughout the American Airlines Center, so you’ll have no trouble picking up a souvenir during your trip to Dallas.

Lexus Platinum Club

If you’re looking to experience premium dining inside American Airlines Center then the Lexus Platinum Club is the place for you. The club has an excellent selection of specialty cocktails, an extensive wine list, and a creative menu by Chef Mark Mabry.

Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Club

The Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Club offers the best of both world’s when it comes to in-game dining. The club features a casual sit-down restaurant experience as well as a rowdy sports bar, so no whether you’re looking to cheer on the Mavs or relax and grab something to eat you’ll find it here.

Lifesize Dirk Nowitzki

Even if you’re not a big basketball fan, stop by the lifesize Dirk Nowitzki exhibit on the lower concourse. Here you’ll be able to not only see just how large NBA players like Dirk are, but you’ll also be able to compare your reach to his.

Victor E. Green

Stars mascot Victor E. Green entertains the crowd and visits fans during Stars games. This lovable green alien is quite a hoot, so keep an eye out for him while at the game.

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Stars Ice Girls

The Ice Girls cheer on the team, interact with fans, and clean the ice during the game. They do an excellent job of energizing the team and fans with their cheers, so don’t miss them during your visit to Dallas.

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Celena Rae

Celena Rae is the Dallas Stars regular anthem singer and has become an integral part of the Stars game experience over time. Get to your seat before the game, so you don’t miss her rousing rendition of the national anthem.

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Jeff K

Jeff K has been a part of Stars games for over a decade and is now the Stars PA announcer. Don’t miss Jeff K’s calls during the game if you want to experience a Stars game to its fullest.

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The Stars in game DJ, Grubes, has been spinning tracks at Stars games for four years and will keep everyone entertained with his incredible mixes.

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Fight Songs

  1. Puck Off

    Stars fight song and goal song

    Dallas! Stars!
    Dallas! Stars!
    Dallas! Stars!
    Dallas! Stars!

    Dallas! Stars!
    Dallas! Stars!
    Dallas! Stars!
    Dallas! Stars!

    Dallas! Stars!


  2. Who cares?

    Chanted after an opponent's goal is announced

  3. STARS!

    Yelling STARS! During national anthem

Stars Bars & Restaurants

  1. Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille – Uptown Dallas

    Perrys Steakhouse Grille Uptown Dallas

    Chops, seafood, wine & cocktails served in an upscale setting with a lounge & live jazz.

    2100 Olive St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  2. Truluck’s


    Truluck's, the getawayfor the senses!

    2401 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$

  3. The Old Warsaw Restaurant

    The Old Warsaw Restaurant

    Piano & violin players enhance the old-world feel of this Continental-French fine-dining landmark.

    2512 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75201, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  4. Ocean Prime

    Ocean Prime

    Upscale chain known for its sophisticated decor, long wine list & classic steak & seafood menu.

    2101 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75201, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  5. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

    Del Friscos Double Eagle Steak House

    Opulently outfitted chain restaurant specializing in prime steaks & seafood along with fine wines.

    2323 Olive St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - steakhouse - $$$

  6. Fearing’s Restaurant

    Fearings Restaurant

    An American restaurant with distinctly Dallas flavors.

    2121 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$$

  7. El Fenix Mexican Restaurants

    El Fenix Mexican Restaurants

    Branch of a long-running chain serving Tex-Mex staples in a hacienda-style setting.

    1601 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75202, USA


    Bar website

    american - mexican - $$

  8. Saint Ann

    Saint Ann

    Upscale spot offers an American menu in a spacious modern setting featuring a garden patio.

    2501 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. Nick & Sam’s

    Nick Sams

    Destination for prime steak & seafood in a polished, swanky setting with a happening bar scene.

    3008 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75201, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  10. Happiest Hour

    Happiest Hour

    Stylish bar offering choice bites, cocktails & a large deck with city views in a bustling ambiance.

    2616 Olive St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Black Friar Pub

    Black Friar Pub

    Popular hangout in a wood-frame house & garden, with beer, cocktails & pub grub with a Texas twist.

    2621 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  12. The Standard Pour

    The Standard Pour

    Handcrafted cocktails & American meals in a warm space with exposed brick walls & a nostalgic vibe.

    2900 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  13. Parliament

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    Bartenders mix drinks from a menu of over 100 craft cocktails at this plush, dimly lit lounge.

    2418 Allen St, Dallas, TX 75204, USA


    Bar website

    american - $