DFW Sports Scene
Dallas-Fort Worth: A destination for sports fans from around the country and world with gigantic arenas and sports teams that have even bigger followings. Relocating to Dallas means not only having access to a variety of sports teams but also arts, music and incredible food are waiting for you in the exciting city.
Booking stadium tours and at least one game outing is a must when making the move or visiting Texas’ third-largest city. Be sure to bring your favorite team’s jersey and cheer your heart out, Dallas brings fans from around the country ready for a good game.
There is so much to do and see in Dallas, from concerts to museums and theaters, all in prime location, a sporting event is the perfect way to kick off your night on the town. Throw on your team’s jersey and be sure to explore the areas around some of the best sports facilities in the country.
Here is the down-low on the Dallas Fort Worth sports scene before you take your shot at the big city:
One of the most popular sports teams and arenas in the city is the NFL Dallas Cowboys, calling the relatively newly built AT&T stadium home sweet home.
Fun fact: The entire Statue of Liberty would fit standing up tall in the AT&T stadium with the dome closed. The arena was built in 2009 and is also home to the Cotton Bowl Classic as well as concerts, basketball games, motocross and so much more.
However, the true draw to this 80,000-capacity stadium is the football. America’s favorite pastime in one of the country’s most patriotic cities, what could be better?
The AT&T Stadium also hosts some of the largest concerts in the state with Taylor Swift, U2, George Strait and Guns N’ Roses as just a few of the stadium tours that have sold out the impressive arena.
If sports aren’t your thing or you just want to see what this stadium is all about then a stadium tour might be a good option for you. On this tour you can throw a ball on the field, admire works of art throughout the stadium and make a stop at the many restaurants for lunch.
American Airlines Center
American Airlines Center is yet another premiere sports and entertainment venue nestled at the edge of Downtown Dallas. It is home of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team as well as the Dallas Stars hockey team. It also houses arena football, gymnastics, WWE events, Motocross, bull riding, figure skating, circuses and major concerts.
With seating capacities of 20,000 for concerts, 19,200 for basketball and 18,000 for hockey, the American Airlines Center can host nearly any event and welcomes guests from around the world.
Things to do around the area include a visit to the Dallas Museum of Art and the landmark Reunion Tower where you will get a 360-degree view of the city while also having the chance to admire from atop one Dallas’ best restaurants, Fix Sixty, a Wolfgang Puck dining experience.
Out to the Ballpark
Besides the two most popular stadiums in the city, there are several others that are great for entertainment as well.
Baseball fans will be happy to know that the Texas Rangers play right in Arlington Texas, just west of the Dallas metro area. Globe Life Park is also home to the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame, where you can see legends of Texas’ past while admiring the present.
The stadium is currently being renovated to sit more than 40,000 fans while still being an intimate setting to enjoy a beer and time with the family while watching the game.
The Gerald J. Ford Stadium near University Park, Texas, is home to the Southern Methodist University Mustangs. Head over throughout the fall to not only catch an affordable football game, but also join in on the tailgating fun on Bishop Boulevard.
Even once football is over, you can still catch some college competition at SMU’s Moody Coliseum. The Mustangs play some heavy competition in the American Athletic Conference and the Moody Magic experience is not one you want to miss out on.
Need for Speed
Enjoy sports a little more fast paced? You’re in luck! The Texas Motor Speedway NASCAR and IndyCar Racing is located in the northern part of the Dallas Fort Worth Area.
The Speedway Club at Texas Motor Speedway has fine dining with a view like no other. There are plenty of other food and apparel vendors there as well to help you cheer on your favorite racer.
If you can’t make it to a game or race in person, there are plenty of buzzing sports bars in Dallas to get your cheering on. Time Out Tavern Sports Bar is full of local sports memorabilia, TV’s and even some fun games to pass the times in between passes.
Living in Dallas means having access to some of the best sporting events in the country right in your backyard. Enjoy exploring the stadiums and sports bars to meet local and visiting fans for some friendly competition in the vibrant sports scene of Dallas.