Arlington, Texas: Nirvana for Sports Enthusiasts

Arlington scores big with its impressive sports arenas and as the home of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers.

While Dallas and Fort Worth get plenty of attention, in September all eyes turn to Arlington, home of the Dallas Cowboys. However, Arlington isn't a one-note sports town, by any means. It's also home to the Texas Rangers and the largest esports arena in the United States. 

PLAY

AT&T Stadium is home to the Cowboys, an art museum and a classroom. Arlington Backyard is THE place for outdoor concerts. Also, find the largest Esports arena in North America in Arlington.

DINE

What would Troy Aikman eat? Find out at this music and drink hall that serves gourmet cuisine. ­ The Hall of Famer’s parking spot is right out front, so keep your eyes peeled. Also across the street from AT&T Stadium is the beloved Fishbone Grill, which is celebrated for its seafood and a must for tailgaters.

SHOP

Shop and play at ­The Parks Mall at Arlington, where you’ll find 170 stores, a movie theater, carousel and an NHL-sized ice-skating rink. Then load up on top designers and more at up to 65 percent off retail at the Grand Prairie Premium Outlets.

RELAX ­

The Texas Rangers Golf Club—the world’s only MLB-themed golf course—is a sight to behold... and play. Meadowbrook Park, built in 1924, is Arlington’s oldest golf course; its small greens and narrow fairways are designed to present challenges to every skill level.

 

Jennifer McKee
About the author

Jennifer is the Managing Editor of Morris Visitor Publications, where she has worked since 2005. She grew up in small...