By Liz Blumberg
While Dallas is famous for many things, one thing stands out in particular: sports. Whether your favorite team rules the field, the court or the ice, there are plenty of opportunities to catch the action – some are just minutes away from campus!
NFL: Dallas Cowboys
“The House That Jerry Built” is just 30 minutes away from SMU and the home of the Dallas Cowboys. If football is your passion, then you will love catching a game at the brand new stadium that opened in 2009. The biggest attraction? The jumbotron, measuring 160 feet across.
NBA: Dallas Mavericks
The Dallas Mavericks, the 2011 NBA Champions, play at the American Airlines Center in the heart of downtown. Watching your favorite NBA team is a short cab ride – or DART journey – away. The Mavericks are the pride of Dallas, and owner Mark Cuban is often sighted at restaurants around the city.
MLB: Texas Rangers
The Ballpark at Arlington is considered one of the nation’s prettiest and premier ballparks and you’ll see why once you visit. In the Spring and Summer, SMU students can be always found enjoying a hot dog and a cold drink while cheering on the Rangers. Out-of-staters: enjoy singing “Deep in the Heart of Texas” during the 7th inning stretch!
NHL: Dallas Stars
The Dallas Stars are quickly transforming into one of the city’s most popular teams. Tickets are relatively cheap, so it’s easy to get a group together to go watch the Stars tear up the ice. They also play at the American Airlines Center downtown, making any game a short trip and a worthwhile adventure.