Reunion Arena

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Dallas and Dwaine Caraway Both Have Big Plans for the Reunion Arena Area, but Only One Involves Prince's "Purple Rain."

    Downtown Dallas 360, the city's long-range master plan for the area, has high hopes for southwestern downtown. Where Reunion Arena once stood, it envisions a cluster of mid-rise mixed-use developments. These would be clustered around a promenade and central park and would be accessible by stops on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    NBA TV to Fill Time With '80s Mavs Roundtable

    What you see above is the second part of a Dallas Mavericks history-of posted on RetroMavs, the team's official throwback site, only yesterday. Hunh. Don't recall Reunion Arena ever being that empty ... but I also don't recall Ollie Mack possessing "NBA-class moves." Anyway. That reminds me: In abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Jason Kidd.

    Can't believe the 22-year-old I covered as a rookie in 1995 is now a 38-year-old man with 107 career triple-doubles. Seems like only yesterday we were watching his first - in a 130-11 win over the Lakers at Reunion Arena.

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Finally, an Announcement Worthy of the Super Bowl: Prince to Play on Old Reunion Arena Site

    ​Two months back we revisited that magical New Year's Eve in 1984 when Prince played Reunion Arena, a high number in my all-time concert-going Top 10. And, sure, there's no more Reunion, but there's still a Prince Rogers Nelson, and per the announcement that landed in the Unfair Park in-box mere m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Bedding Down on the Houston Street Viaduct

    Gray Kinney​Gray Kinney tells Unfair Park he was out shooting the debris formerly known as Reunion Arena a few days ago when he stumbled across this scene, which is obscured to drivers by the small retaining wall where S. Houston Street becomes the Houston Street Viaduct over the railroad tracks b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    R.I.P, Reunion Arena: My Eulogy (Extended Remix Version).

    I officially grew old yesterday afternoon. Once you've seen the rise and fall of a sports stadium, you've officially, um, been around the block. I remember a kinder, gentler era in Dallas when as a little punk I'd peer out the family Fury along I-35 and gaze in wonderment at The Sportatorium, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    How Reunion Arena Fall Down, Go Boom

    Patrick spent the better part of the morning watching A&R Demolition crews claw at the "legs" of Reunion Arena's roof in the anticipation that the sucker would lean into a controlled drop rather than just, ya know, collapse. But, as evidenced by KXAS-Channel 5's video below, that's not exactly w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Reunion Arena, You're Tripping. Or: Tomorrow, The End of the Long Goodbye.

    ​Speaking of local landmarks getting adiosed ...Reunion Arena!Finally!After the jump, the release from Dallas City Hall regarding the beginning of the end of the beginning of the end for the arena, which has cost a little more and taken a little longer than A&R Demolition and the city expected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    At Reunion, No Boom Goes the Dynamite

    Don JohnsonReunion Arena, as it looked but one month agoEstela Hernandez in the city's Public Information Office broke our hearts with the following e-mail that just landed in the Unfair Park in-box. Read it for yourself.Re: Reunion Arena Demolition Scheduled implosion of upper concrete seating deck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Smashing Good Times At Reunion Arena

    Maybe you caught the story in yesterday's DMN about the demolition of Reunion Arena that starts up this week? Looks like that old warhorse of an entertainment venue should be completely gone by the end of September. I still have a lot of fond memories of the place, including The Who in 1980. One of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    Reunion Arena, Priced to Sell

    Today, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., you're welcome to go down to Reunion Arena and inspect the merch, all of which is priced to move, move, move. From former season ticket-holder seating to the Sony JumboTron to pieces of the floor upon which Your Dallas Mavericks once dribbled their balls, everything's ... More >>

  • News

    June 26, 2008

    R.I.P. Reunion

    Good riddance to a bad arena that provided only mediocre moments

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2008

    Classy Reunion

    Now, where'd we put that embalming fluid? If you sense a light blogging day, you’re very perceptive. 1. Not a lot of stimulating sportsiness in the air. 2. I’m chin-deep penning a cover story about you-know-who. So, in a very transparent attempt to be both dismissive and product ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2008

    Sure, They'll Raze Reunion. Only, the City Can't Afford the Wrecking Ball?

    Reunion Arena isn’t on the gallows just yet, but the hangman has reached the cell door. Today, the city council's Economic Development Committee unanimously passed a motion recommending City Manager Mary Suhm close the 28-year-old arena and generate a financing plan for the structure’s demolitio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2008

    Reunion Arena: C'mon, It's Already a Megachurch, More or Less

    Maybe the most interesting parts of the docs prepared for tomorrow's Reunion Arena throwdown at City Hall are the first two attachments, which detail the events held in the old joint from 2006 through '08. There are a few curious line items, among them: On February 17, 2007, the Dallas Desperados pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2008

    Reunion Arena: Should It Stay or Should It Go? Go, Probably.

    Been waiting for days to read the city's Reunion Arena update, which will be among the topics discussed this morning during a meeting of the city council's Economic Development Committee. Turns out, as expected, it's still a substantial money-loser:"Operating losses continue: $900k – $1.6m," reads ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2008

    Monster Jam at Reunion Arena, Followed by Barack Obama

    Barack Obama's campaign has, at long last, announced the time and place for his Wednesday shindig in downtown Dallas: It'll take place at 11:30 a.m. at Reunion Arena, with doors opening at 10:30 a.m. Seems his local folks' wishes were granted: Told you this morning they were hoping for a big event r ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 15, 2007

    Fish On Ice

    See Nemo skate at Reunion

  • Music

    November 10, 2005

    Neil Diamond

    12 Songs (Columbia)

  • Music

    November 10, 2005

    Getting Retarded

    Why two of the catchiest acts in America should die slow, painful deaths

  • News

    September 12, 2002


    Plus: Dalbie and Tex, A List

  • Culture

    June 10, 1999

    Ain't that a kick?

    Tatu has been a Dallas Sidekick for 15 years -- in case you hadn't noticed

  • Culture

    February 4, 1999

    Net gain

    Things are looking up for the Mavs -- of course, everything's up from the bottom

  • Calendar

    January 21, 1999

    Night & Day

    January 21 - 27, 1999

  • News

    October 8, 1998

    The bull market

    Peter Lowe explains how to succeed in business without really trying: First, find 20,000 suckers Photographs by Mark Graham

  • Calendar

    August 27, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 27 - September 2, 1998

  • Calendar

    July 16, 1998
  • Culture

    January 22, 1998

    Who's the boss?

    Ross Perot Jr. owns the Dallas Mavericks, but--for better or worse--it's Don Nelson's team

  • News

    January 15, 1998
  • News

    December 11, 1997

    That giant sucking sound

    No, not The Dallas Morning News' arena coverage--but tax dollars being siphoned away for millionaires' pet projects

  • Culture

    December 11, 1997

    Fire at will

    Getting Don Nelson to coach the Mavericks is good for basketball--and business

  • Culture

    December 4, 1997

    Foul trouble

    The Mavericks are losing games--and faith in head coach Jim Cleamons

  • Culture

    November 27, 1997

    Pucking great

    Mike Modano has finally become the hockey player he always wanted to be

  • News

    November 20, 1997

    Flying blind

    With the mayor and city manager leading the charge, the city council moves full speed on an arena deal that doesn't even exist yet

  • News

    October 23, 1997


    With Mavericks Coach Jim Cleamons and GM Don Nelson, life's a constant battle for position

  • News

    October 9, 1997

    Net Loss

    After 13 years of survival and success, Dallas Sidekicks coach Gordon Jago leaves behind the team he kept alive

  • News

    September 11, 1997

    See Yvonne. See Yvonne run. See Yvonne run from the truth.

    She's the toughest superintendent DISD has ever had. But Yvonne Gonzalez's administration has already developed a dangerous tendency for bulldozing the facts.

  • Culture

    July 3, 1997

    Neither fish nor fowl

    Shakespeare Festival of Dallas gets the wrong parts of Macbeth right

  • News

    June 20, 1996
  • News

    January 11, 1996

    Private dealing

    How Ron Kirk killed the public arena briefing

  • Music

    January 4, 1996

    The Dr. is out

    Dre and Snoop Dogg, the boys who cried wolf, cancel yet another Dallas show

  • News

    September 21, 1995

    Arenas in the sky

    A Fort Worth businessman wants to give Dallas a sports arena--for free

  • News

    July 13, 1995

    Behind closed doors

    What the council says in secret.

  • Music

    July 6, 1995
  • News

    June 15, 1995

    None of your business?

    Closed council sessions scorn open-meetings law

  • News

    March 9, 1995

    Desperate dealing

    City scrambles to finance arena privately--and steal racetrack back from Fort Worth

  • News

    February 9, 1995

    Let them cast ballots

    Why can't citizens vote on new arena?

  • News

    February 2, 1995

    How to renovate Reunion

    Architect details low-cost plan to save arena--and poll shows public wants it done

  • News

    January 5, 1995

    The Arena Papers

    Inside the secret City Hall files: A tale of dupes and deception

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