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.
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.