Citi is Now the Preferred Credit Card of American Airlines Center, Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars

  Citi is Now the Preferred Credit Card of American Airlines Center, Dallas
  Mavericks and Dallas Stars

 Citi Cardmembers Can Enjoy Benefits Like Ticket Presales, Preferred Pricing
                             and VIP Experiences

Business Wire

DALLAS & NEW YORK -- November 5, 2013

Citi® is now the preferred credit card of American Airlines Center, as well as
resident professional sports teams including the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas
Mavericks and the NHL Dallas Stars. Citi credit cardmembers can enjoy benefits
including exclusive presales for Mavericks and Stars games, discounted
pre-game concessions, preferred pricing on select merchandise, as well as
special game day experiences. As part of this sponsorship, the Citi® /
AAdvantage® credit card will be featured prominently throughout the venue.

“We are always looking for new ways to deliver memorable experiences for our
customers with the venues and talent that appeal to them most in sports and
entertainment,” said Jennifer Breithaupt, SVP of Entertainment Marketing at
Citi. “American Airlines Center is recognized as one of the premier venues in
the country, and we believe this partnership will help further raise
visibility and preference for Citi in this important market.”

The Citi® / AAdvantage® card will be featured in branding and signage
including the North lobby, which is now named the Citi lobby, as well as in
courtside, point of sale and LED signage. Citi and venue sponsor American
Airlines have a 25-year relationship and together have serviced millions of
shared Citi® / AAdvantage® credit card customers. Since introducing the first
airline co-brand credit card together more than two decades ago, Citi and
American Airlines have introduced multiple Citi® / AAdvantage® products
appealing to a range of leisure and business travelers.

Since opening in 2001, American Airlines Center has also hosted hundreds of
musicians as well as family performances. In 2012, American Airlines Center
ranked among the top 3 U.S. venues and in the top 14 globally based on annual
ticket sales, according to Pollstar Magazine Top 100 Arena Venue Rankings.  As
part of the sponsorship, Citi cardmembers will receive benefits at a variety
of entertainment events hosted at American Airlines Center, including the
Stars and Mavericks regular season.

The Citi Private Pass entertainment access program rewards Citi customers by
offering access to thousands of events including preferred seating, early
access, VIP experiences, complimentary tickets and more. The only way to get
access is by purchasing tickets with a Citi credit card or Citibank debit
card; customers can view a list of upcoming events and sign up for the Citi
Private Pass newsletter at

Through the Citi Private Pass program, Citi will also offer its cardmembers a
series of exclusive experiences where sports fans can enjoy special access to
the Stars and Mavericks players and coaching staff – from youth sports clinics
and fantasy camps for adults to behind-the-scenes and on-court access:

  *Fantasy Camp at the Dallas Mavericks practice facility
  *Youth Clinic at the Dallas Stars practice facility
  *Tour of the Dallas Mavericks locker room
  *Post-game photo opportunities for Dallas Stars fans on the team bench

“The Dallas Mavericks organization is pleased to be part of Citi’s unique
program to enhance the fan experience by offering exclusive opportunities for
their customers,” said George Killebrew, Executive Vice President, Dallas
Mavericks. “The Mavericks vision is to continuously keep the fan experiences
the best in the NBA and we believe this is another prime example of that
forward thinking.”

Added Brad Alberts, Chief Revenue Officer of the Dallas Stars, “We are
extremely honored and excited to be partnering with Citi based on their
history of extending great benefits and access to fans. This partnership
exemplifies our continuous efforts to provide best-in-class services to both
our fans and corporate clients in North Texas.”

For more information about American Airlines Center, visit For more information about the Citi® /
AAdvantage® credit card, visit

About Citi

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts
and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides
consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of
financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit,
corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services,
and wealth management.

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American Airlines and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American
Airlines, Inc.


Emily Collins, 718-248-3901
American Airlines Center
David Ireland, 214-665-4218
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