“Take me out to the ballgame…” You might be a sports fan if you started singing the next lines to this famous baseball song as you read the lyrics. And if you haven’t seen one of your favorite teams play live in years, well, what are you waiting for? The Dallas/Fort Worth area is a sports fan’s happy place. From baseball to soccer and minor leagues to pro, Dallas/Fort Worth is chock full of sports, sports and sports! Whether or not you support Dallas’ teams, you can plan a Dallas getaway and experience live sports in a big, exciting way.
Not only is the Metroplex swimming with some of the biggest names in sports (both on and off the court- I’m looking at you Mark Cuban!), it’s also home to more sports teams than you could possibly squeeze into one weekend getaway. Whether you want the excitement of watching the Dallas Cowboys play in Arlington or want something that feels a bit more personal, like a minor league baseball game featuring the Frisco Roughriders, DFW is a place you’ll want to visit. If you are jonesing (get it, Jerry Jones?) for an exciting trip to Texas to watch some live sports, check out everything Dallas/Fort Worth has to offer!
The Cowboys play in Arlington, a city located right between Dallas and Fort Worth. AT&T Stadium, located in Arlington’s entertainment district, hosts exciting games every fall featuring the world’s most profitable sports franchise.
Head to the brand new Globe Life Field, also located in Arlington, and experience baseball in an air conditioned stadium! The retractable roof means fans can always keep cool while watching the game despite what the outside temperature may be.
Mark Cuban’s basketball team plays right in the heart of Dallas at the American Airlines Center. Watch as these legends take on some of the best in the game multiple times per week all season long.
This NHL team also calls the American Airlines Center home when they take on opponents at home games. Watch as the players hit the ice for three periods during the colder months as they chase victory and a chance at the Stanley Cup.
The WNBA has a fantastic team of talented women that play in Arlington at the University of Texas at Arlington. The team originally started as the Detroit Shock, did a brief stint in Tulsa and eventually landed in Dallas (Arlington) in 2015, where they have become a powerhouse in the WNBA.
Soccer may not be as big in the US as it is in other parts of the world, but you better believe that Dallas isn’t going to miss out on the soccer craze! Fans can watch FC Dallas, formerly the Dallas Burn, take on opponents from around the world at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.
Texas Legends– NBA D-League minor league basketball
Allen Americans– ECHL hockey team
Lone Star Brahmas– junior league hockey
Frisco Roughriders– minor league baseball
Dallas Sidekicks– professional indoor soccer
Fort Worth Vaqueros– minor league soccer
Not only is Dallas/Fort Worth home to a number of exciting major and minor league sports teams, it is also a great spot to watch golf, racing and more.
Texas Motor Speedway hosts NASCAR and more.
Texas Motorplex features drag racing and other events.
Arlington is home to Esports Stadium the largest of its kind in North America for all kinds of gaming action.
Dallas/Fort Worth has a number of excellent places to stay during your getaway. But if you want top-notch amenities at a great price, consider a stay at The Retreat at Shady Creek in Aubrey, Texas. Located in the Frisco area, so you can easily catch a Roughriders game, Shady Creeks features a number of exciting offerings for guests. With a putting green, catch-and-release pond, pool and fitness facility, Shady Creek will be your new favorite home away from home. What are you waiting for? Book a getaway today!