AT&T Stadium Tips: Events, Parking, Best Seats, Guide
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AT&T Stadium Summary
AT&T Stadium, formerly Cowboys Stadium, is a retractable roof stadium in Arlington, Texas, United States. It serves as the home of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL) and was completed on May 27, 2009. The facility, owned by the city of Arlington, can also be used for a variety of other activities such as concerts, basketball games, college and high school football contests, soccer matches, rodeos and motocross and Spartan races. It replaced the partially covered Texas Stadium, which served as the Cowboys’ home from 1971 through the 2008 season.
The maximum capacity of the stadium with standing room is 105,000. The Party Pass (open areas) sections are behind seats in each end zone and on a series of six elevated platforms connected by stairways. It also has the world’s 24th largest high definition video screen, which hangs from 20-yard line to 20-yard line.
AT& Stadium is located in Arlington, west of downtown Dallas along the I-30 freeway. The main stadium entrance is on AT&T Way (formally Cowboys Way). Surrounding the stadium is parking. Across N. Collins Street on the west side of the stadium is largely residential housing. East of the stadium is Globe Life Park, home of the MLB’s Texas Rangers and a bit further than that, the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park. South of the stadium is additional AT&T Stadium parking and more residential apartments.
North of the stadium across E. Randol Mill Road is more residential housing along with the closest commercial district to the stadium. Heading north along N. Collins Street takes fans to a plethora of fast food casual and sit-down restaurants and businesses.
Upcoming AT&T Stadium Events
Upcoming concert events at AT&T Stadium in Arlington are listed below. Click on the 'Buy Tickets' link to be redirected right to Ticketmaster where you can buy tickets! Click on the links in the event name to check out our full guide for that event.
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AT&T Stadium Parking Tips
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AT&T Stadium Nearby Hotels To Stay At
There are a number of hotels which are close to both AT&T Stadium and the nearby Six Flags Over Texas theme park.
Arlington is a suburb of Dallas, which is located to the East. It also connects to Fort Worth to the West. Both of these have countless hotels and amenities to check out.
Listed below are all of the hotels around AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Enter your dates and the map will automatically update with live hotel prices for your stay!
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Restaurants Near AT&T Stadium
West and northwest of AT&T Stadium, there are tons of casual and fast food offerings up N. Collins Street. Some of the chains you’ll see include Jack in the Box, Taco Bell, Panda Express, Subway, and McDonalds. Some of the more unique quick options to check out include Cicis (Italian buffet), Golden Chopsticks (Chinese), and the Fishbone Grill & Sports Bar.
There are a number of sitdown restaurants in the area to check out as well. Hooters is located up N. Collins Street about 20 minutes from the stadium. This American franchise has pub food and good looking waitresses. The reason we point it out is because if you spend more than $40 here on gameday, they will let you park here for free and walk to the stadium. This isn’t a bad deal if you are planning on getting food anyway!
Pappadeaux;s is right beside the Courtyard by Marriott hotel. This Cajun-style seafood restaurant is on the pricier side, but has great reviews and will fill your appetite.
Bodacious Bar-B-Q is located south of the stadium, opposite of the other picks on this list, Bodacious is what Texas is all about: barbecue food and large portions. The ribs and brisket are both worth trying!
Listed below are the top five rated restaurants in Arlington within 2 miles (3.2km) of AT&T Stadium according to Yelp.
|Hurtado Barbecue||4.5 / 5||$$||205 E Front St|
Arlington, TX 76010
|Prince Lebanese Grill||4.5 / 5||$$||502 W Randol Mill Rd|
Arlington, TX 76011
|NAMOO Korean Bowl||4.5 / 5||$||300 E Abram|
|VB Steakhouse||4.5 / 5||$$$||2009 E Copeland Rd|
Arlington, TX 76011
|Free Play Arlington||4.5 / 5||$||400 E S St|
Arlington, TX 76010
Best Attractions in Arlington
There are a good number of amenities near AT&T Stadium in Arlington. If you are going for a Dallas Cowboys game and want a list of other attractions to check out nearby, consider one the following:
Globe Life Park – Home of the MLB Texas Rangers
Six Flags Over Texas Theme Park
Six Flags Hurricane Harbour – Water Park
Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts – Theatre
There are a number of popular Texas Amenities nearby including:
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Deep Ellum Brewing Company
American Airlines Center – Home of the NBA Dallas Mavericks & NHL Dallas Stars
Other AT&T Stadium Information
AT&T Stadium Fun Facts
Here are some interesting facts about AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas:
- The Stadium Club is a new for 2018 19,000 square-foot dining venue located near the Pro Shop at Entrance A. The Cowboys describe the new restaurant as combining “…first-class dining with the comfort of a sports bar. The Stadium Club is open daily for lunch and dinner.
- AT&T Stadium is over 3 million square feet
- The retractable roof is over 14,000 tons
- The roof opens or closes in 12 minutes.
- The entire inside of the stadium is climate controlled.
- There is over 3,000 Sony LCD TVs throughout the stadium.
- The stadium is nicknamed “Jerry World” after Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys
- The stadium shares multiple parking lots with the Texas Rangers MLB team, who play next door.
- AT&T Stadium regularly hosts kids birthday parties.
- The Dallas Cowboys Football players locker room contains imported wood from Australia – compliments of Jerry Jones.
- AT&T Stadium has an app where you can buy/sell tickets, use the interactive maps, watch instant replays and get access to exclusive Dallas Cowboys game day experiences. On non game days, you can access schedules, learn about tours, and purchase tickets.
- ATT paid $17-19 million yearly for an undetermined amount of time to claim naming rights.
- ATT Stadium cost $1.4 billion to build back in 2011.
AT&T Stadium Stadium Foods
Here are some recommended AT&T Stadium food options located inside of the stadium.
Located at the Bent Buckle inside of the main concourse is the Mac-n-cheese brisket cone. Featuring a custom cone to hold macaroni and cheese, brisket, barbecue sauce, and jalapenos, there’s a nice Texas-feel to this on gameday.
Available at the Vaqueros stand on both the main concourse and the upper concourse is the Salsa Chicken Tacos pictured above. Loaded with spicy salsa and sour cream, there’s a nice spice to these.
Frito-Lay is a major sponsor inside of AT&T Stadium, so you will find a good number of chip-themed snacks and meals. One example is the Doritos Chicken Wrap at CRISP, which you can find both the main and the upper concourses. The wrap has chicken, Doritos, lettuce, and tomatos mixed in with a ranch dressing.
Especially for out of towners, check out the commemorative Popcorn Bucket sold at a number of places throughout the stadium. It comes in a replica AT&T Stadium bucket with removable roof lid. There’s enough popcorn to feed the whole family.
The stadium has a large number of other options to check out as well. Honourable mention goes to the chicken and waffles located on the main concourse sections 218 and 243.
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