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What’s it like to watch the Dallas Mavericks?

The Dallas Mavericks are one of the newer franchises in the National Basketball Association (NBA), having been established in 1980. In their short history, however, the Mavericks have managed to win two conference titles and even an NBA championship in 2011.

The people of Dallas have really taken the time to their hearts. As of the 2017-18 season, the Mavericks have sold out every single game played since December 2002. This is the longest running sell-out streak in the entirety of U.S. major league sports.

If you’ve never been to watch the “Mavs” and you like the idea of experiencing the atmosphere and the drama of a live NBA game, this article will equip you with all you need to know to watch one of the outsiders for the 2020 NBA championship.

The Mavericks certainly have some impressive players in their roster. For instance, point guard, Luka Doncic is one of the leading outsiders to be named this year’s MVP in the NBA, although the Bucks’ “Greek Freak”, Giannis Antetokounmpo is the clear favorite.

Buying individual game tickets

If you want to buy tickets for a specific game, the best place to start is on the Mavs’ official ticket site, or call Ticketmaster on 214 373 8000. Alternatively, the team’s box office is open six days a week at the American Airlines Center on the south side of the arena (10am-5pm).

Tune in to live commentary from your seat

If you have never watched an NBA game before, a great way to keep in the loop about how the action is unfolding is to listen to live commentary from your seat. If you’ve got headphones, tune in to 97.5 FM to hear the Mavs Radio broadcast, which can help describe the various phases of play that you may not be used to.

What is the game day experience like?

Given that the Mavs consistently sell out their game tickets, it’s clear the game day experience is something special.

There are the Mavs ManiAACs and the Mavs mascots that hype up the crowd before and during the game.

As the American Airlines Center is a leading sports and entertainment resort in Dallas, you can also enjoy a bite to eat before the game, or a celebratory post-game drink in the nearby Hero and Happiest Hour bars. The various eateries dotted around the arena will kerb your cravings for BBQ meat, as well as hot dogs, nachos and cold brews. It’s a fun place to let your hair down with family or friends.

Caption: The on-court views are clear throughout the Mavericks’ American Airlines Center

Photo by dph1110, CC BY 2.0



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