Dallas’ Got Sports.
The Dallas area is the Southwest's only metro area to host teams from five major professional sports leagues. The passion for sports runs wide and deep, extending to amateur, collegiate, recreational and spectator. There's something here for every taste.
The Dallas Cowboys, one of the most recognizable sports franchises worldwide, are also one of the most successful teams in the history of the National Football League, boasting five Super Bowl Championships (1971, 1977, 1992, 1993 and 1995). They say that everything is bigger in Texas, and you can bet your britches that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has taken that as his mantra. Jones' took a break from the continuing construction of his Taj Mahal of football stadiums to show off Cowboys Stadium's new video screen which, by the way, is the largest 1080p HDTV in the world. The team's highly anticipated new 1.1 billion $ stadium (being the largest NFL venue in the ntion) was officially opened for business on May 27th 2009. Catch the excitement of a Cowboys game at August through January or tour the stadium. Tours are conducted every 30 minutes, 7 days a week and last one hour to 75 minutes. All tours depart from the Pro Shop. For the scheduling of the 2009 games go to www.dallascowboys.com/gameday/schedule.cfm
Founded in 1980, the Dallas Mavericks have become one of the National Basketball Association's most exciting franchises. 2006-07 NBA MVP Dirk Nowitzki leads the Mavs in pursuit of their next NBA Finals appearance after being crowned Western Conference Champions in 2005-2006. Join Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban at the American Airlines Center October through April to see the Mavs square off against the NBA's best. For extended schedules go to www.nba.com/mavericks/schedule
The Texas Rangers sent four players to the Major League Baseball All-Star game in 2008 including center fielder Josh Hamilton, whose record-breaking performance in the All-Star Game Home Run Derby captivated TV viewers across the country. The Rangers compete in MLB's American League West Division. Attending Rangers games at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington is a popular pastime April through October. Built in 1994, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington hosted the 1995 MLB All-Star Game. For detailed scheduling go to http://texas.rangers.mlb.com/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=tex
Watch the 1999 Stanley Cup Champion Dallas Stars face off against the best of the National Hockey League. In March 2007, 18-year Stars veteran Mike Modano set the career record for goals scored by an American-born born player. The Stars schedule runs from September through April at the American Airlines Center, which played host to the 2007 NHL All-Star Game. Details @ http://stars.nhl.com/club/schedule.htm?season=20092010&gameType=2
FC Dallas (formerly the Dallas Burn) is the area’s only Major League Soccer franchise. They play, April through October, in north Dallas’ Pizza Hut Park. Games schedule @ http://web.mlsnet.com/schedule/scoreboard/season.jsp?team=t104
Recognized as one of the most modern speedways in the world, Texas Motor Speedway has an event nearly every day of the year. The superspeedway is one of the largest sports and entertainment facilities in America. The state-of-the-art complex hosts NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series and Craftsman Truck Series as well as the Indy Car Series each year. Races schedule to be viewed here : http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com/Schedule/Speedway-Calendar.aspx
Bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding; chuckwagon races; cowgirl barrel racing; and more are in store at the world-famous Mesquite Championship Rodeo. It all takes place in an ultramodern, covered facility on Friday and Saturday evenings from April through the last weekend in September. Details @ http://www.mesquiterodeo.com/calendar
The HP Byron Nelson Championship is held in honor of Byron Nelson, whose incredible winning streak and scoring average earned him the honor of being the first professional golfer to have a PGA TOUR event created in his name. The event is held each spring at the TPC Four Seasons Dallas at Las Colinas. The course’s 2008 multimillion-dollar renovation was specifically designed to challenge the professional golfer as well as entertain today's savvy amateurs. The renovation features an upgraded pavilion, a dynamic new area for kids and families and even better golf viewing on every hole.
Tickets for all events are easily obtainable through official websites of each organization. So, whether you are a MavManiac, Cowboys fan or just a man on a business trip to Dallas – you should find something for yourself on Dallas‘ stadiums, arenas and fields.