Dallas Mavericks reveal jaw-dropping innovations at American Airlines Center

American Airlines Center - Dallas, Texas
American Airlines Center - Dallas, Texas / Ronald Martinez/GettyImages

The American Airlines Center has been home to the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars since 2001.

Before that, the Mavs and Stars played at Reunion Arena, which was located in the Reunion district of Downtown Dallas.

The American Airlines Center has turned into a staple for Mavs basketball, and some recent innovations have made it look even better than it already did.

Dallas Mavericks reveal jaw-dropping innovations at American Airlines Center

It was announced after the conclusion of last season that the American Airlines Center would be getting new seats and a new state-of-the-art jumbotron. The seats had been in the arena since it opened and were due for a big upgrade.

These new seats are supposed to be more comfortable than the previous seats, but the big upgrade that everyone is most excited about is the new big screen.

According to a report by John Liddle of NewsRadio 1080 KRLDD, the new screen is "44 feet long, 31 feet wide, and 26 feet high. It's 30 percent bigger than the previous video board."

This upgrade isn't just a small increase of the size of the jumbotron, Dallas now has a massive screen that wraps 360 degrees. There are also screens on the inside of the board, to give players on the floor and fans in the lower bowl a better view.

This upgrade along with the cost of the new seats and other amenities cost $20 million, and Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall can't wait for Mavs fans to see all the upgrades.

"Mavericks fans expect and deserve a first-class experience and championship effort every time they walk into the American Airlines Center. This impressive new video board and additional upgrades will prove awe-inspiring to every Mavericks fan entering AAC. We cannot wait to welcome our fans home and share these incredible enhancements."

Cynt Marshall

Along with the new seats and screen, they also replaced the infamous leaking roof and upgraded the sound inside the stadium.

These upgrades should provide Mavericks fans with an even better experience for games at the American Airlines Center, and the season will be here in exactly one month. Dallas' first home preseason game is on October 20 against the Detroit Pistons, and their first home regular season game is on October 27 against the Brooklyn Nets.

We'll have you covered with all the latest news on the Dallas Mavericks as training camp begins on September 27, so stay tuned.