Of course, The Star’s purpose isn’t merely to host events at Ford Center. Sure, the 12,000-seat indoor facility held several of the Cowboys open practices earlier this month before capacity crowds, but there are several other reasons to visit this impressive complex.
Make your visit complete with a stay at the brand-new Omni hotel featuring 300 rooms. Guests at the Omni Frisco can take advantage of the on-site fitness center and the Edge Pool, which features rentable VIP cabanas and Caribbean-style food with a Texas twist. Adjacent to the hotel lobby, step into Neighborhood Services for refined comfort food in a welcoming space. Omni Frisco is also offering packages including a one-night stay, full access to Cowboys Fit, (the sparkling fitness facility where many of the players work out) and breakfast for two at Neighborhood Services.
Anyone wanting a wearable keepsake from their trip to The Star will want to visit Nike at the Star, the Cowboys’ fan shop featuring merchandise from their longtime corporate partner, Nike. Fans United is another spot to grab gear featuring your favorite team, and not just the Cowboys as every local college and professional team is well represented.
Recently, the Cowboys unveiled the Ring of Honor Walk, which honors the 21 former players, coaches and executives who are inducted into the Cowboy Ring of Honor: personalities like Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin and ex-Dallas coach Tom Landry. You can also head to The Star for Cowboys Plaza Parties, happening before most home games this season.
Another must-see is the giant video screen outside Ford Center inside Tostitos Championship Plaza, a popular target for visitors wanting to immortalize their visit to The Star with a shot of this mega-screen. And if you happen to bring a football, then run a few routes on the turf field in front of the screen to show off your moves.