From the world-famous Dallas Cowboys to Texas Rangers Baseball and a year-round rodeo, Dallas & Fort Worth is a sports lover’s paradise. Whether you’re cheering on the Dallas Mavericks basketball team or fulfilling your need for speed at NASCAR and IndyCar Races, there’s no shortage of heart-pounding excitement when it comes to professional sports.
American Airlines Center is the premier sports and entertainment venue. Located on 12-acres, north of the historic West End, it is the most technologically advanced sports arena in the country. It is home of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team and the Dallas Stars hockey team.
One of the most impressive arenas in the world resides in the heart of downtown Dallas. The American Airlines Center is the cornerstone of Victory Park, a 70+ acre urban gathering space that is the largest EPA brownfield project in the United States. This $420 million dollar facility that is best known as home to the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars is a multi-purpose arena that can transform itself to host a multitude of events. Arena football, gymnastics, WWE events, Motocross, bull riding, figure skating, circuses, and major concerts such as U2 and Bruce Springsteen are just a small fraction of events held at the American Airlines Center. The arena’s unique design and advanced technology allow for very quick surface changes. Changing the basketball floor to an NHL ice rink can be done in less than 2 hours, and quality is not sacrificed as the NHL graded the ice 3rd in the league in 2006. Having just completed renovations in 2009, the American Airlines Center can now claim to have the only 1080 HD video scoreboards in an NBA or NHL arena. With 144 luxury suites and awards in architectural design, customer service, and green technology, the American Airlines Center is nothing short of a world class facility and will continue to be so for a very long time.
Nestled at the edge of downtown, this state-of-the-art facility is one of the newest shining points in the landscape of Dallas.
2500 Victory Avenue , Dallas, TX 75219 | Visit Website | 214-222-3687
One of the most expansive stadiums ever to be built, AT&T Stadium is a modern marvel located west of Dallas in the city of Arlington. This 1.2 billion dollar football stadium spared no expense to create a luxurious facility. With more than 300 suites, numerous different clubs, a retractable roof that can open and close in 12 minutes, the tallest movable glass in the world, and the world’s largest scoreboard, this facility is unrivaled by any current stadium.
One AT&T Way, Arlington | www.attstadium.com
Every Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. the Stockyards Championship Rodeo at Cowtown Coliseum in the Stockyards National Historic District, features bull riding, barrel racing, calf roping and more, starting at 8 p.m.
Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show is a historical reenactment that features trick roping, trick shooting, trick riding, cowboy songs and an entertaining look at history. Occurs every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
121 E. Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth | www.stockyardsrodeo.com | 817-625-1025
Like every other professional stadium in the area, Globe Life Park in Arlington is considered to be among the best in the nation for the primary sport that it hosts. Home of Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers, this facility that sits on a 1.4 million square foot complex in Arlington, proudly represents the state of Texas with Lone Stars displayed on the concourses and seating areas and Texas architecture throughout the ballpark.
1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington | www.texas.rangers.mlb.com/tex/ballpark/ | 817-273-5100
Everything is bigger in Texas and Texas Motor Speedway proves things are faster as well. With speeds nearing 200 mph, Texas Motor Speedway is currently the fastest track on the NASCAR circuit. “The Great American Speedway!” as it has come to be known also has an estimated capacity of 191,122 which dwarfs the next biggest venue in Texas and can fit 4 Cowboys Stadiums inside.
3545 Lone Star Circle | www.texasmotorspeedway.com | 817-215-8500