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Mavstoberfest 2013

24 Sep


The 2011 NBA Champs are back! They’ve been training, gearing up for the 2013-14 season, and now it’s time for you to join them in ringing in the new year! On Friday, October 4th, come to the American Airlines Center in Dallas for Mavstoberfest – one of the few “Octoberfests” actually in October. There’s plenty for a MFFL (Mavs Fan For Life) to do at 2013 Mavstoberfest! Select your seats, attend an autograph session, enjoy games on the court and watch a live scrimmage!

Admission is FREE and Parking is FREE!

Mavstoberfest is presented by ESPN Dallas 103.3 and ESPN DePortes!

The first half of the day is devoted to Select-A-Seat event which begins at 9:00am.

Select your seats for the 2013-14 season

Select your seats for the 2013-14 season

Mavstoberfest 2013 Schedule

    9:00AM – Doors Open for Select-A-Seat. Choose your seats for the 2013-14 season!*
    Plans available on all levels. Full, Half and Mini plans available.
    4:00PM – Doors Open – Special appearance by the one and only FLULA! DJ Whiz will help him out with Mavs Music!
    4:30PM – Doors Open for Platinum Level for Autograph Pass Winners! Must have a pass for entry! Listen to ESPN Dallas 103.3 to win!
    5:00PM – Autograph Session Begins on Platinum Level
    6:00PM – Autograph Session Ends
    6:00PM – Chris Arnold Welcomes Crowd With Flula. Arrive early our Dr Pepper Hoop Troop will be looking for True MFFL’s to play some fun games on court!
    6:15PM – Your Mav’s hit the court!
    6:30PM – Scrimmage Begins

Click here for more info on Mavstoberfest at the AAC on Friday, Oct 4th!


Click here to view the 2013-14 Dallas Mavericks season.

Kidd Kraddick Public Memorial | Tribute to Kidd – Aug 15

12 Aug


This Thursday afternoon at 5:30pm join 106.1 KISS FM and The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show to celebrate the life of Kidd Kraddick! A public memorial service will be held at the AT&T Plaza of the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Not only will many of Kidd Kraddick’s family and close friends be in attendance, but a live performance by Ben Folds (Kidd’s favorite musician) will also take place. Other artists are expected to perform and a live stream will be available of the service online. He left such a major impact on the DFW community as well as the nation, that KISS FM would like to have a FREE program open to all Kidd’s fans and loved ones who would like to pay respects and honor the legacy with KISS FM of this amazing man. Again, the Tribute to Kidd will be held at 5:30pm on Thursday, 8/15 at AT&T Plaza!

Visit 106.1 KISS FM’s website for the
live stream of the Kidd Kraddick Tribute!



2012 NBA 101 for Women | Dallas Mavericks AAC

15 Sep

Save the pumps for the next event

Nowadays, the phrase “shoot like a girl” isn’t considered a bad thing! Today many might even consider it a compliment. Some of the wettest jumpers and three-pointers have been shot by women with impeccable form. If you fall on the other end of the stick that’s OK too because coming up on Monday, September 24th the NBA is hosting their 12th Annual NBA 101 for Women at the Home of the Dallas Mavericks. If you’re a MAVS fan or just looking to learn more about the game of basketball and want to go all out with VIP service, training, prizes and fun, then register for this Dallas Mavericks event! This package is a once-in-a-lifetime deal and comes highly recommended for Dallas Mavs female fans!! Here’s the basic info for NBA 101 for Women:

    WHO: DFW Ladies interested in the game of Basketball

    WHEN: Monday, 9/24 , 6:00pm – 10:00pm

    WHERE: American Airlines Center

    COST: $75 per attendee (Enrollment allowed to the first 200 applicants)

    PARKING & ARENA ACCESS: Free parking is provided in Audi Park (formerly the Platinum Parking garage). Enter the AAC through the North Entrance

What does one do at NBA 101??
Groups of 25-30 women rotate among various stations featuring different basketball 101 elements*

NBA 101 for Women is overflowing with goodies!! Here’s what else is included:

  • Dinner & refreshments provided
  • 2 Tickets to a pre-selected Mavs game
  • NBA 101 T-shirt and goodie bag
  • Raffle prizes
  • Mavs ManiAACs performances
  • Group pictures with MAVs players

Just imagine attending a first-class basketball camp that comes with a whole lot of luxury and goodies in between. This list will help you get an idea of the Rotations that will be covered at NBA 101 for Women in Dallas:

  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Officiating/Rules
  • Putting together a 15-man roster
  • Q&A with select players (Locker Room)
  • Q&A with head coach
  • Player development
  • Therapy room – injuries/rehab

Click here to register for NBA 101 for Women at the American Airlines Center on Sept 24th! Remember only the first 200 applicants will be received. Cheers to future female hoop stars, the wonderful game of basketball and a great NBA season ahead for our Dallas Mavericks (the 2011 NBA Champions)!

Dallas Mavericks Winterfest 2011

7 Dec

The NBA is back!! Which means the 2011 Champions are too! Join Dirk and Santa as we celebrate the return of both the Holiday season and the Dallas Mavs season at Winterfest 2011. Winterfest will be held on Friday, December 16th at the American Airlines Center. Admission is FREE and the party starts at 3:00pm!

Some of the family fun activities you can expect include: Holiday movies (Shrek the Halls, Merry Madagascar & Kung Fu Panda) on the Big screen, Holiday carolers in the AAC and a special appearance from Old Saint Nick himself! Ice Skate on the AT&T Plaza, Meet Mavs dancers, the ManiAACs and even Dallas Maverick Legends! Watch a Free scrimmage in the AAC too! Apparently the Mavs were just that good that Santa had to travel all the way from the North Pole to commemorate the NBA season returning and the return of the CHAMPS! If you didn’t know already, Santa Claus is secretly a Mavs fan. Don’t be fooled by the red getup. 😉

The Last time we were all together at the Arena

You’ll also have a chance at winning an autographed pass for 2 to get up close and personal with your favorite Maverick players. Maybe you shouldn’t get too personal but autographs and photos will be cool enough. Tune in to ESPN Dallas 103.3 to find out your chance to win the tickets for autographs. Galloway & Company will be live on site.

There will be Mavs Championship Merchandise Specials that you can browse while you’re there and also support a great cause by bringing an unwrapped toy to benefit Operation Once in a Lifetime.

By the way, if you haven’t viewed it already click here to see the 2011-2012 Dallas Mavericks Game Schedule! (It may be a few games shorter, but I’d MUCH rather shorter, than none at all!) We’re opening the NBA season with a classic matchup against rivals Miami Heat on Christmas day!! Now that the lockout is finally over and everyone’s come to an agreement, tickets will be on sale December 10th at 10:00AM. See you Mavs fans Friday 12/16 in the Winter Wonderland of basketball champs. Winterfest begins at 3PM!

Ice Rink on the AT&T Plaza opens
Doors open to the public
Showing of Shrek The Halls
Meet Dallas Mavericks Legends at the ESPN broadcast area!
Showing of Merry Madagascar
Showing of Shrek The Halls
Holiday Music from the House of Blues Gospel Choir
The 2011 NBA Champs take the floor

He can dunk more than cookies... Nicholas got UPs

The Greatest Show On Earth Hits the Hottest State in the South

26 Jul

Each year around the hottest part of the summer Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey, pack up their trucks and come down to North Texas to put on what has been long since deemed “The Greatest Show on Earth”. If you’re under 4 ft tall it’s highly recommended that you attend, although some of the circus people will be around your height. The Barnum 200, aka Blue Tour, is scheduled to be at the American Airlines Center Wednesday, July 27th!

Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey are in North Texas July 27 - Aug 14

For you adults who have never been to the circus and don’t have some kind of related fear of clowns, this is a good starting place; and the good news is that this is also an Air Conditioned Event! Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey has been around forever! About 100 years! Created by James Anthony Bailey and P.T. Barnum, it merged with the Ringling Brothers Circus who purchased them in 1907, and ran the shows separately until 1917. If you thought the show’s name is long now, check out its past names it went under as new investors joined.

All kinds of Excitement under the Big Top

So what makes “The Greatest Show on Earth” so great? Well for one, the amazing animals! For some reason little kids are fascinated with wildlife, and they bring all kinds with them. You’ll see awesome elephants, various breeds of horses, big cats, llamas, goats and more! What’s important is that this circus takes care of their furry coworkers which you can read about here. I know, cause I’ve always wondered “Did they really choose this lifestyle?” and I know they probably didn’t. What elephant raises his trunk and says “Hey let me jump in your truck, sleep in a cage, and tour all year being forced to train and do tricks for screaming kids I’ve never met.” Unless he’s cool with Dr. DoLittle; But enough with the sarcasm, ……the family will love it! Just rest assured that Verbal or physical abuse and the withholding of food or water are strictly prohibited and you can read more on Animal Care at the site.

See the Human Canon!

When I was a lot shorter (around that “too short to ride” age) with a chipmunk pitched voice, I got the chance to go see “The Greatest Show On Earth” and I’m guessing it was at Reunion Arena (now a pile of dust and Maverick memories). There’s just something about the circus you don’t forget. All the things you’re told not to do at home, these people are getting paid to do in front of you but with higher heights, smaller ropes and a net to catch them at the bottom. Kids, don’t try this at home, unless you have a safety net, which I’m almost positive most of you don’t.

Some of the special offers going on now for Ringling Brothers Circus is Babys First Circus, Preferred Customer Offers and Free Commemorative Certificate. Also see your local grocer for possible coupons. Now that Sade & John Legend are gone we can turn the AAC into an indoor zoo that fills the arena & Mavs locker room with a mixture of aromas even Dirk Nowitzki & Cuban could stand for ONLY so long. Check out the schedule below for the Blue Tour. That’s it after August 7th! If you miss them that week drive over to Ft. Worth where they’ll be performing for only 4 days (8/10 – 8/14). Then the gang heads down to Austin! Don’t miss The Greatest Show on Earth! But if you must miss it this year, and you’re a circus fiend you’ve got other options: Cirque du Soleil & UniverSOUL Circus.

Click here for tickets to see the Ringling Brothers and their entourage!

AAC, home of the NBA Champs, hosts the Circus


DALLAS – American Airlines Center

Wed, July 27……………………..7:30pm
Thur, July 28..………10:30am, 7:30pm
Fri, July 29………..10:30am, 7:30pm
Sat, July 30…….11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm
Sun, July 31…….10:30am, 2:30pm, 6:30pm
Tues, Aug 2………………………7:30pm
Wed, Aug 3…………………….…7:30pm
Thur, Aug 4…………………….…7:30pm
Fri, Aug 5……………………..….7:30pm
Sat, Aug 6………11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm
Sun, Aug 7………10:30am, 2:30pm, 6:30pm

FT. WORTH – Ft. Worth Convention Center

Wed, Aug 10……7:30pm
Thur, Aug 11……7:30pm
Fri, Aug 12…….10:30am, 7:30pm
Sat, Aug 13…….11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm
Sun, Aug 14……..2:30pm

Whew! Talk about a tour! See you under the “big top”.

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