Sports Arena TIF District

The Sports Arena TIF District was originally created in 1998 to fund infrastructure improvements necessary to support the American Airlines Center on the northwest corner of Downtown Dallas. In 2012, the Sports Arena TIF was extended to provide enhanced public improvements and redevelop surface parking lots that stifled growth in the district. The boundaries of the district were expanded to include the area of West Dallas now known as Trinity Groves and support its transformation into a vibrant gateway to West Dallas. The Sports Arena TIF District now has three sub-districts: Victory, Riverfront Gateway and West Dallas.

Sports Arena TIF District Map

  1. Victory Sub-district
  2. Riverfront Gateway  Sub-district
  3.      West Dallas       Sub-district
Victory Sub-district encompasses the American Airlines Center and surrounding neighborhood inclusive of housing, office and retail space, open space, and DART Victory and Trinity Railway Express Station.

Characteristics

TIF Lifespan​

  • Creation Date: October 28, 1998
  • Expiration Date: December 31, 2028

Size:


  • Victory Sub-district - 79 acres
  • Riverfront Gateway Sub-district - 33 acres
  • West Dallas Sub-district - 89 acres

Participating Jurisdictions

  • City of Dallas
  • Dallas County
More information can be found in the annual report, available here.

Sports Arena TIF District Projects Summary

Projects & Potential Projects Within
TIF District Utilizing TIF Funding

Units / SF
Approximate Value TIF Investment
Total
2 parking garages; 
street & infr. 
improvements; 
140,200 SF 
retail/ 
restaurant; 
349 res. units 
$91,530,806 $99,196,245
Projects & Potential Projects Within
TIF District Not Utilizing TIF Funding  


Units / SF

Approximate Value

TIF Investment
Total
2 parking garages; 
888,000 SF 
entertainment; 
3,573 res. 
units; 251 hotel
rooms; 268,500
SF retail; 
1,021,000 SF
office  
$1,586,842,930 $0
Total (TIF & Non-TIF)

$1,678,373,736 $99,196,245