AT&T Stadium opened in 2009 and has already become one of the most coveted sport’s destinations in the country. There is so much to see and do including food, tailgating, mingling with other fans and more!
There are a number of different tours offered inside the stadium, but my favorite is the VIP Guided Tour, giving you serious bragging rights and photo ops. If you’re looking for the cheapest way to buy tickets, I recommend buying online. Make sure to wear comfy shoes and ensure your phone/camera is fully charged. You’ll be seeing so much behind-the-scenes, you’ll want to capture it all.
Speaking of capturing it all, did you know there is a curated art tour at AT&T Stadium that showcases several monumental art pieces and installations? Along the guided tour, you’ll learn about the fascinating artists behind the work, and it really adds a whole new element to our undying love for football, right? Afterward, make sure you grab a Cowboys souvenir at the Pro Shop!
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Whether you want to grab a bite in Arlington before heading to the stadium or indulge in stadium food, you’ve got options. If you’re looking for game day grub like burgers, pizza, or nachos check out this post highlighting six of the best Arlington game day spots. Since parking can be a zoo, and trying to meet up with friends doesn’t always go as planned, take it from me and pick a meeting spot for a bite beforehand and then ride to the stadium together. It makes the entire experience more fun, and takes the hassle of trying to coordinate meeting up at the game. And then of course, we have tailgating, which no one should skip. It’s a seriously fun time, but check this out to see a few tips to make it even more enjoyable (like arrive early!).
With more than 100,000 flooding the gates and parking lots of the stadium, you’ll want to plan ahead (if you don’t use a rideshare service or shuttle service to get to the game), but believe it or not, it’s not as hectic as you might think. Here are some overall tips for parking at the stadium: Always have cash and always know if your seats are closer to the north or south end of the stadium. Somehow I always manage to park or get dropped off at one end zone and then realize my seats are totally at the other end. It’s certainly not the end of the world, but when trying to beat traffic or maximize time, those things are key. Parking generally opens five hours before game time (you did see the tailgating section above, right?), so that usually allows for fans to trickle in at various times. There are only two passenger drop-off zones at the stadium (Lot 1 on the North side of Randol Mill Road and Lot 6 on the South side of Cowboys Way), but there is only ONE pick-up zone, and the lines tend to form pretty early. So again, just plan ahead and you’ll be well on your way to and from all the game day festivities!
If there is one don’t miss when checking out a Cowboys game, it’s the nearby (just 1 mile away) Texas Live!, the brand-new entertainment and dining district. Game days and events in Arlington were already the biggest in the nation, but with the addition of Texas Live!, it just went up a whole new level! When you go, be sure to tag photos #TXLIVE.
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