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Everything You Need to Know About AT&T Stadium

by Leap on January 9, 2024

The home of America's Team, AT&T Stadium seats the largest amount of people out of any other venue used by the NFL. Replacing the partially covered Texas Stadium which hosted Dallas Cowboy games from 1971 to 2008, "Jerry World" can be seen from over five miles away from downtown Dallas or Fort Worth. Fans flock to this masterpiece of a stadium year-round for concerts, basketball games, soccer, college and high school football games, rodeos, motocross, Spartan Races, professional wrestling and more. Here's everything you need to know about AT&T Stadium!

ATT Stadium - Open Exterior

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Overview of AT&T Stadium

Affectionately nicknamed "The Death Star" (taken from the "Star Wars" franchise) due to its massive size, AT&T Stadium was completed in May 2009 after three years of construction. With its retractable roof, massive video display —the largest HDTV screen in the world at its installation — and state-of-the-art facilities, it's one of the most impressive sports venues in the world. The 26 interchangeable panels on its football turf field allow the stadium to host a variety of events, such as concerts, dirt bike races, monster truck rallies, college football games, basketball games and soccer games.

The NFL's Dallas Cowboys call this massive arena home. It is also the home to major football-centered events such as the Cotton Bowl Classic, the Big 12 Championship Game, and the Southwest Classic.

Because of its size and versatility, the AT&T Stadium hosts several events in addition to sports games — including the Monster Jam events,  Copa América soccer games and Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks' 2024 Tour.

Location of AT&T Stadium

AT&T Stadium is located at One AT&T Way in Arlington, TX. Taxis are available at the far west end of Miller LiteHouse off of North Collins Street and Cowboys Way and are staged at this location for drop-off pre-event and pick up post-event. If you're using a rideshare service, the drop-off location for this season is Lot 15.

Parking at AT&T Stadium

ATT Stadium - Interior "Meddlesome Moth" by A. Vandalay is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

There are approximately 12,000 parking spaces distributed among 15 numbered lots at AT&T Stadium. (If needed, there are also 12,000 parking spots in lettered lots around the Texas Rangers Ballpark that may be used on event days). Your parking pass is valid only for the lot designated on the pass. Parking lots generally open five hours before a Cowboys game.

As you approach the stadium, there will be additional highway, street and electronic signs directing you along your route and to your parking lot entrance. Upon entering the appropriate lot, you'll be directed to a parking spot by an attendant. If you wish to park near a friend, both parties must have passes for the same lot and arrive together. Parking spots can't be reserved or saved for guests arriving at a later time.

Accessible parking spaces are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Your vehicle must have a valid parking pass for the designated lot and a state-issued placard or license plate to park in one of these spaces.

Seating at AT&T Stadium

When it comes to sporting events, the best seats are going to be located in the Club Level close to the 50-yard line. Many Cowboys fans will tell you that the 200-level club seats reign supreme since they're high enough up to see the entire field but are also far enough back to have a full view of the giant video board. Regardless of which club level you sit in, you'll have access to the same lounges and amenities, which include wider cushioned seats and upscale food and drink. If you're on a budget, spring for a seat in the 200-level end zone. These seats give you a panoramic view that allows you to see how each play takes shape.

For concerts, the best seat can vary depending on personal preference and the specific layout of the stage. Floor seating will provide you with an immersive experience, offering proximity to the performers and a direct view of the stage whereas lower-level sections — especially those near the center of the stage — will provide a balanced view and excellent sound quality. Club-level seats will provide a more exclusive and premium concert experience. In contrast, lower rows in the upper level offer a broader perspective of the entire production — including lighting effects and video screens.

Whichever seat you pick, be sure to purchase your tickets to events at AT&T Stadium through Undercover Tourist. A trusted ticket seller for over 20 years, Undercover Tourist offers awesome deals and savings on sports and concerts and a 100% buyer guarantee.

What to Know Before You Go

Here are a few tips and tidbits you should know before visiting AT&T Stadium:

  • Bottles, cans or beverage containers of any kind aren't allowed at AT&T Stadium; however, exceptions will be made for those with medical requirements or special needs.
  • Prohibited bags include (but are not limited to) purses, bags or containers larger than a small clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags. Permitted bags are NFL-approved bags that are clear, vinyl or PVC and don't exceed 12" x 6" x 12", one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags and small, one-compartment clutch bags that don't exceed 4.5" x 6.5" (with or without a handle or strap).
  • To limit the number of touchpoints between team members and fans on game day, all food, beverage and merchandise transactions are cashless. Major credit and debit cards, as well as mobile pay, are accepted throughout the stadium.
  • AT&T Stadium offers a wide selection of meals and beverages for all fans, featuring top-notch food and beverage items you won't find anywhere else. From the Vaqueros Stands where you'll find classic Tex-Mex cuisine with mouthwatering eats to the Pepsi Deck where you can indulge your sweet tooth with a variety of ice cream combinations to the Main Clubs where you can dive into classic American grub and other savory eats, nearly everything served at the stadium is made from scratch and on-site. Check out page 80 of the Guest Guide to see the full list of delicious concessions and where you can purchase them.
  • You can get your food and drinks delivered to your seat with AT&T Stadium In-Seat Delivery powered by AT&T 5G! Visit the "Maximize Your Game Day" section in the Official Dallas Cowboys App or scan the QR code on the back of the seats.

Upcoming Events at AT&T Stadium

ATT Stadium - Sky Mirror "Sky Mirror" by VinceHuang is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

From games such as the Cotton Bowl Classic and the Big 12 Championship to concerts such as Stevie Nicks and Kenny Chesney, here are some of the awesome events you'll find happening at the 'Cowboys Cathedral':

Have you visited AT&T Stadium before? Are you planning on attending an event there in the future? Let us know in the comments below!

Related: Gear Up for the Dallas Cowboys 2023 Schedule

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