4

You Can Watch Game 6 Inside the American Airlines Center. Just Not Outside the AAC.

^
Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

Happened to be down in Victory Park for drinksa meeting during Game 2 of The Finals. Got there well before tip-off, and a small line was already beginning to snake around the American Airlines Center; folks were also starting to congregate in the plaza. By the time we left midway through the second quarter, the illuminated concrete slab beneath the giant TV sets was comfortably crowded -- not rowdy, but awful proud and plenty loud. And as you're no doubt well aware the arena, its concession lines deep and concourse traffic-jammed, was stacked to the rafters with the MFFL.

Tonight the AAC will be playoffs-packed, the $5-to-get-in-for-charity Game 6 watch party having sold out in under an hour Friday morning; ducats are going for $60 on eBay, a little cheaper (but not by much) on Craigslist. But the Victory Plaza teevee sets will be turned off, say Dallas Police, who will be heavy-staffing the plaza (SWAT!) and advise that if you don't have a ticket, plan on watching the game elsewhere. Dale Hansen's awful unhappy about the decision. Me, I have to work, if that's what you call it.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.