There’s a reason the Dallas Cowboys are called “America’s Team.” They’re one of the top teams in NFL history, with 10 championship games and 5 Super Bowl wins under their belt. The Texas franchise also has one of the largest fan bases. Dallas regularly averages over 92,000 spectators per game, busting the NFL record with a whopping 105,121 guests in 2009.
Whether you’re in Dallas on a business trip, a solo getaway or a family vacation, there’s always time to get away for a little Cowboys action. Here are four big-league suggestions to help you plan the ultimate Cowboys fan trip to Dallas, Texas.
Get the Home Field Advantage
The home of the Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium is the NFL’s fifth-largest stadium. It boasts a retractable roof and seating for 100,000 fans, plus a little extra space for standing room only. The stadium looks like a cross between a UFO and a suspension bridge, with metal girders and a giant satellite dish. There’s also an art gallery, a full-service restaurant and classrooms for events. Score tickets to games HERE. Between games, AT&T Stadium offers VIP and self-guided tours. Take the latter and you’ll have access to the most coveted spaces in the stadium, from the cheerleaders’ locker room to the Miller Lite Club, interview room and even the 50-yard line. Book a tour HERE.
Stay in the Heart of the City
While it might be tempting to stay near the stadium, lodging nearby can be pricey – not to mention far away from Dallas’ best restaurants and downtown nightlife. Keep the entire family happy with a central location like Magnolia Dallas Downtown. Located in a historic oil company building in the city’s Main Street District, the trendy boutique hotel features 330 guest rooms and suites. It’s also home to the city’s iconic red neon Mobil Oil Pegasus; the original sign stopped working in the late 1990s, but was recreated and perched atop the building. Stay here and you’re just 20 minutes from the stadium, and in walking distance to numerous cultural sites, restaurants and sports bars. Call 214-915-6500 or book your stay online.
The Ultimate Cowboys Experience
Dallas Cowboys Travel books packages for the serious fan. You know, the type of person that has a signed football under glass on their desk or wears blue and white stars every game day. They host killer tailgate parties before games, complete with raffles and visits from the team’s superstars. Fans with a little extra dough can also book an individual player meet-and-greet or tour the Star Practice Facility where all the Cowboy greats put their skills to the test. These experiences don’t come cheap, but for the true Dallas Cowboys fan, they’re a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Learn more about Star Sports Tours.
The Last Stop
Flying out on Sunday? Don’t be sad. You can still catch the game, or be in Cowboys heaven any day of the week, at the Dallas Cowboys Club. The fan-themed eatery opened inside Dallas-Fort Worth Airport in 2015, with design and décor by the wife of former Cowboy Darren Woodson. Everything here is a play on the NFL’s beloved sports franchise, from the blue-and-white color palette to the giant “Jumbotron” screens and Texas-sized eats. The restaurant is located at gate 22 in Terminal A. You’ll need a plane ticket to get past security, but it’s a great pit-stop when you’re flying in or out of town.
Dallas, Texas is serious about their Cowboys – and we’re not just talking about the roping, wrangling, Stetson-wearing variety. Catch a Cowboys game during your vacay, or head to a local sports bar to catch the big game. If you’re looking for a relaxed environment to watch the Cowboys, The Lounge at Magnolia Dallas Downtown boasts big-screen TVs at the bar and a menu of all-American favorites to complete the experience. Call 214-915-6500 or book here.