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.


TIF Lifespan

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


  • 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.