One of the most exciting sports activities to do throughout the year is to go to a College Football Bowl Game.
If you are in Dallas for New Year's, you can expect a 10am kick off at the Texas State Fair Park, home to the SBC Cotton Bowl. This New Year's tradition has been around for 69 years, and is still going strong.
The 2005 contest featured the Tennessee Volunteers taking on the Texas A&M Aggies.
The Vols came out ahead 38-7, but fun was had by all that attended.
Tickets are about $75 USD, which may be worth it just to see the pageantry.
Equipment: Your school colors, fun loving attitude, and cash... since the line for the ATM machine is ridiculous!!!
Home to the Breeder's Cup a few years back Lone Star Park is a good time waiting to happen. For men, women, or even children of all shapes and sizes. A BEAUTIFUL race park with an even more impressive simultcast building. Prices for food and drink can be a pretty penny but find a night where there are $1 drinks or cheap beer. The night we went even had live music in between the races. As long as you don't gamble away your vacation money then it really is a nice night out.
General Parking $3.00
There are nicer seats upstairs but you pay more for those. I actually had more fun being on the general admission grounds and listening to the music, walking around, etc.
Equipment: Bring the local newspaper for commentary on the horses and local favorites. Bring pens and pencils to do your betting! Bring binoculars if you wanna watch outside. You can bring your own folding chairs if you want to sit in some of the grassy areas outside. If you are going to be outside make sure to include hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc for hot weather.
Humperdink's is the name of a small chain of sports bars. They have a great crowd, great drinks, and it gets pretty loud on the weekends. If there is a game you want to watch or just people to meet, this place will satisfy. They have trivia and video Texas Hold 'Em if you like to play while you drink. They always have Pay Per View, boxing, championships, etc. They have huge screens all over with every angle so viewing is never a problem.
They have a bar section and food section. There is a pretty nice size wall between the two so if you want to eat without the noise it can be done. The website will show you the range of food. However, I've only come for drinks.
Their mud slide is especially good! They also offer kegs if you're looking for a party on wheels.
It is all ages during the day but 21+ at night to get into the bar area.
There are various spots around Dallas. I prefer the one in Addison.
Equipment: Bring your wallet? Wear a team shirt??
Reunion Tower is located in downtown Dallas. Most people have listed in the Things to Do section (like I have, as well). However, I wanted to put it in the sports section as well. For those of you who love to get out and do things more physical you might try climbing Reunion Tower. It is now apart of the Hyatt family but is available for visiting and climbing. Walk up the 837 step staircase and have the best views of Dallas. Stay in the ball for an hour (55 minutes, actually) and you will have rotated 360 degrees around. If sitting or shopping is not your specialty I would really recommend this to you!
Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors (age 65 and over) and children (age 3-12).
Open Hours: 10a-midnight F, 9a-midnight Sa, 10a-10p Su-Th
Equipment: Bring a good pair of walking/running shoes. Water! A good partner or some music to listen to! Also, bring your camera with you because you'll love the views once you get to the top.
The Cotton Bowl was built in 1930 and was the original home to the Dallas Cowboy's. It was chosen as one of six US venues for the World Cup Soccer and played host to international soccer games in 1995 and 1996. Today events include the Southwestern Bell Cotton Bowl Classic, the State Fair Classic football game and the Major League Soccer Dallas Burn home games. On an annual basis, the Cotton Bowl is home to the Southwestern Bell Cotton Bowl on New Years Day as well as hosting the Red River Shootout between Texas and Oklahoma each September. The stadium holds 72,000.
The Red River Shootout weekend is held every year in October at the Cotton Bowl during the Texas State Fair. It is a fierce football rivalry between the Texas Longhorns and OU (Oklahoma University) Sooners which began some 99 yrs ago and so much tradition has built up on both sides over the years. There are many who believe that this match is college football’s best and most intense rivalry game and it is certainly one of the longest-running rivalries in college football played on a neutral field. While Texas supporters want the Longhorns to win, Texas retailers hope for an OU win. When that happens, some of the best turnover for the year, occurs over that weekend. Beware of the West End area during celebration times, no matter who wins.
1.Six Flags Over Texas: Six Flags Over Texas is a major amusement park located in Arlington, Texas (USA), east of Fort Worth and about 15 mi west of Dallas. It is the oldest park of the Six Flags chain.
2. Hilton Fort Worth: That is a good place to have enjoy. Business travelers and family vacationers alike will savor our spacious, well-appointed accommodations.
3. Petro-Hunt LLC
4. Tucker & Associates LLC
Best of luck.
Every year two top University Football Teams meet at the SBC's Cotton Bowl in Dallas. It is a great way to experience true American culture! However, the tickets usually sell out fast and are somewhat pricey. Planning ahead and some extra spending money is required.
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