But how cool would it be to get a behind-the-scenes tour of these sports meccas—where fans can check out parts of these venues they wouldn’t otherwise get to see? Check out our top picks for insider sports tours in DFW.
Have you ever wondered what the inside of the Cowboys locker room looks like? Want to take a selfie with the Vince Lombardi Trophy or a Super Bowl ring? You’re in luck because you do this and more during a tour of the Dallas Cowboys’ world headquarters, The Star in Frisco.
For about $30, fans can see their team’s new digs through a guided tour including Ford Center, the indoor arena where high school games and other events such as Texas Tech’s spring football game, are played. And yes, fans can take photos on the Ford Center field to document their experience.
Another stop on the tour is the war room, where owner Jerry Jones and the rest of the Cowboys brass made their draft-day decisions last month. More highlights include the Nike Star Walk which immortalizes the 10 most significant moments in Cowboy history, the Super Bowl Memorabilia & Station, and the Grand Atrium—the entrance to Cowboy headquarters at One Cowboys Way.
However, The Star isn’t the only local sports destination fans can visit. Visit Arlington and get in on the behind-the-scenes action at these three spots.
The Cowboys’ incomparable home stadium can be visited through a self-guided tour ($16) or a VIP guided tour ($25). AT&T Stadium really is larger than life and a place that must be experienced in person.
On the self-guided tour (available only when the field is not in use) fans can snap a selfie on the field, visit the postgame interview room and locker rooms for the Cowboys and Cowboy Cheerleaders.
The VIP tour offers more, taking interested parties to Jerry Jones’ private suite and to the press box before continuing where the self-guided tour starts.
Just a stone’s throw from AT&T Stadium sits the home field of the Texas Rangers, Globe Life Park. The Rangers’ home since 1994, Globe Life also offers tours ($15 adults, $12 seniors/students, $8 children 4-14).
These baseball-themed excursions, which leave every hour while the Rangers are away, include visits to the batting cages under the stands, the press box, the City of Arlington suite and to the dugout—an incredible opportunity to visit parts of the ballpark most don’t get to see except on TV.
Maybe you’ve seen the giant bowling pin near Six Flags, not far from Globe Life Park. Well, that eye-catcher sits near the entrance to the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame ($9.50 adults, $7.50 seniors and children 4-18).
But inside the front door sits a true conversation starter, “The Strike Bike,” a custom motorcycle featured on the popular reality series American Chopper. The museum offers an interesting and entertaining look at the origin of bowling—a sport played by 100 million people in the world. The museum provides insight into the sport’s greatest competitors and depicts why bowling remains popular worldwide.
Featured Image of Globe Life Park, Courtesy: Louis DeLuca/Texas Rangers