The COVID-19 pandemic has created limited options for sports tourists in 2020. While games have been back on our television screens for several months now, many stadiums haven’t been letting in spectators. Meanwhile, some other attractions, such as sports museums, have also shut.
Dallas/Fort Worth is one region that still has a lot going for it despite the restrictions. If you’re a sports fan and you’re looking for somewhere to travel to before the year is up, below are a few reasons why you may want to try Dallas/Fort Worth.
1) Watch an MLB game … inside a ballpark!
The Major League Baseball season started back in July, with a 60-game sprint to the postseason. Many fans have been following it avidly and, if not pulling for their teams in this shortened year, looking up winning DFS MLB baseball picks to improve their fantasy teams.
However, hardcore baseball fans haven’t been able to attend any games – so far ballparks across the country haven’t been accepting spectators.
That is, until now. Globe Life Field in Arlington, the new home of the Texas Rangers, will admit up to 11,500 fans – which equates to 25% of the ballpark’s capacity – for the upcoming National League Championship Series and World Series matchups.
A socially distanced checkerboard pattern will be adopted to keep fans properly spaced out. You can find out how to secure a chance of getting tickets here.
2) Catch a race at Texas Motor Speedway
Alternatively, you could catch a race at the Texas Motor Speedway, located in Fort Worth.
NASCAR races are already planned to take place at the end of October (on the weekend of Oct. 24-25). Both events will be running with the stands at the facility at half capacity.
Even if you’re unable to secure tickets, it could be worth still visiting this famous speedway while in the area.
3) See what’s going on at AT&T Stadium
A number of events are being held at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys in the next couple months. This includes NFL games, a monster truck rally, bull-riding events and a championship boxing match.
If you act quickly, you may still be able to get a ticket to one of these events. The Cowboys have allowed the most fans to their games so far in this fan-restricted NFL season, opening up AT&T Stadium to as many as 22,500 fans — about a quarter of its full capacity — for their first two home games.
Even if you don’t get to see a game, you could try booking a tour of the behemoth stadium. Such tours are still being held throughout 2020, with social distancing and mask protocols in place.
4) Take a tour around The Bowling Hall of Fame
The International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame in Arlington is also well worth visiting while in the Metroplex. It’s a fascinating look into the history and culture of bowling, containing life-size replicas and rare footage.
The museum is currently open to guests – many tourists combine it with a trip to the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park, which is just across the street. And it’s not far from AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Field.
5) Play some golf
There are an impressive number of golf courses in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Some of the most famous golf courses include Cowboys Golf Club, Meadowbrook Golf Course and Pecan Valley.
Right now, it’s the perfect sport for taking up while socially distancing – it’s outdoors and you can easily keep apart from other players.
Whether you’re an experienced golfer or a novice, a trip to the Dallas/Fort Worth area could be the perfect opportunity to test your skills.
About Edward de la Fuente | Itinerant Fan
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