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Dallas Convention Center Arena & Reunion Arena (No# Braniff)

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Rare Braniff International postcard showing both Dallas arenas.

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM & REUNION ARENA

The Dallas Convention Center Arena is a 7,428-seat multi-purpose arena in Dallas, Texas, USA. It was opened in 1957.

The arena was home to the Dallas Chaparrals, of the American Basketball Association(ABA), from 1967 to 1973. The "Chaps" were an original ABA franchise that also played in the Moody Coliseum for some games during their tenure in Dallas. For the 1971-72 season, the "Chaps" become a regional franchise, renaming themselves the "Texas" Chaparrals and adding home games in Lubbock (Lubbock Memorial Coliseum) and Fort Worth (Tarrant County Convention Center). This lasted only one year. On the court, the franchise had moderate success, with yearly playoff trips, but never advancing past the first round. The franchise had decent attendance for the time, drawing 2,500 - 3,500 per home game. In 1973, the franchise was "leased" to Professional Sports Inc., a group headed by John Schaefer, Angelo Drossos, Art Burdick and B.J. "Red" McCombs.... Professional Sports Inc. relocated the franchise to San Antonio for the 1973-74 season, where they became the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs were one of four ABA francises to join the National Basketball Association following the ABA-NBA merger in 1976.

Reunion Arena was an indoor arena in the Reunion district of downtown Dallas, Texas. The arena held 17,300 for basketball and 17,000 for ice hockey. It is currently being demolished, and the site is scheduled to be cleared by the end of September 2009.

The arena's last remaining full-time sports tenant was the MISL Dallas Sidekicks, but the club has been inactive since the Fall of 2004 season. The arena was the home of the Dallas Mavericks from 1980 to 2001 and the Dallas Stars from 1993 to 2001. Both teams moved to the American Airlines Center in 2001.

Unused 4" x 6" continental size chrome postcard.

Dist. by Braniff Airways

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