A Dallas Cowboys super fan's dream.
Posted on Aug 15, 2018 By Ashley Turner
We're counting down the days until the first game of the season (Sept. 8!) and what better way to do so then visiting the Cowboys headquarters and practice facility, The Star. Take a day trip up north to Frisco (about 30 minutes from Downtown) to the beautiful 91-acre campus and entertainment district fit for any Cowboys fan. Even if you rooting for the opposing team, it's truly a site to see on your next trip to Dallas.
Upon arrival, a replica outdoor field (and giant video board) greets you before entering the Ford Center, a one-of-a-kind indoor athletic facility. Take your picture in the end zone and bring a football to throw some passes around with your friends. You can also shop for new game day gear inside the Fans United store so you're all prepped for the season.
Let the tour begin
Scan your tickets and enter the facility to see where the 'Boys practice. The indoor field is shared space with the local school district, Frisco ISD, where the high school football teams take the field on Thursday and Friday nights. Next, stop by the weight room and get a look inside Dak and Zeke's lockers in the locker room (that is, as long as the players aren't around – locker room access may be limited.) As you make your way to each stop, you'll also see decked out walls covered in Cowboys memorabilia with stats, photos and sections dedicated to their Super Bowl wins, including their championship trophies toward the end of the tour.
Next stop is the War Room, where all the action happens during the NFL Draft. Take a seat in the comfy leather chairs the team sits in to watch film on each of their games on the big screen, then make your way to the outdoor practice field to walk across and take pictures on the star at the 50-yard line. Your last stop will be through the headquarters' atrium and the tour ends at the press conference room, where you can stand at the podium and pretend you're Jason Garrett addressing the media.
Stay for lunch
The entertainment district includes dozens of eateries and shops to check out before you leave, so you can truly make a day out of your visit to The Star. As you explore the district, you'll see tons of Cowboys artwork along with life-size stainless-steel numbers of the most notable players, as well as a beautiful steel sculpture titled Huddle. So grab a bite to eat and walk around for all the photo ops!
We can't give all details away – make a trip up to Frisco to see it for yourself! Tours are available year-round with some blackout dates in August and September. The tour lasts just under two hours, so be sure to wear your best walking shoes and bring your cameras charged to snap all the pictures you want. Go Cowboys!