Top 11 Sporting Events Coming to Dallas in 2020

As we countdown to the end of the year, start planning your 2020 trip to Dallas early with the city's most exciting sporting events coming to town.

Ashley Turner
Posted on Dec 16, 2019

Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic
Jan.1, 2020
The 12th Annual NHL Winter Classic, played on New Year's Day will be hosted by the Dallas Stars for the first time in history. Tickets are already sold out, but fans can catch all the action live on NBC 5 at 1 p.m.

WWE Friday Night Smackdown
Jan. 24, 2020
The famous Friday Night WWE SmackDown will be live and in action at the American Airlines Center come January featuring favorites like Roman Reigns, King Corbin and Sasha Banks.

Harlem Globetrotters
Feb. 22, 2020
Enjoy fun, family-friendly entertainment as the Harlem Globetrotters push the limits of basketball. This interactive show will include high-flying dunks, hilarious stunts and more – it's sure to amuse all ages!

NCA All-Star Championship
Feb. 28 to March 1, 2020
Considered the most prestigious and largest cheerleading competition in the country, the NCA All-Star Championship hosts more than 25,000 participants and 1,300 plus teams every year. Check out the competition and cheer on the top cheerleaders, hosted at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

NCAA Women's Basketball Regionals
March 27 and 29, 2020
The NCAA Women's Basketball Regionals will return to Dallas as four teams battle it out for a chance to advance to the Women's Final Four! Games will be played at SMU's Moody Coliseum.

Dr Pepper Dallas Cup
April 5-12, 2020
Celebrating its 41st year, the Dallas Cup is the most prestigious international youth tournament, bringing some of the biggest names in soccer to play in the tournament – think David Beckham, Clint Dempsey, Chicharito and others. The tournament is played at Cotton Bowl Stadium and MoneyGram Soccer Park.

AT&T Byron Nelson
May 7-10, 2020
Returning to the Trinity Forest Golf Club, the AT&T Byron Nelson is the Dallas stop on the PGA Tour, hosting some of the top players in the world over a week-long tournament. Last year's champ, Sung Kang, took home the prize – so be sure to get a front row seat to see who will take the crown next. 

May 22-24, 2020
Experience one of the largest e-gaming events in the world! The weekend festival will give attendees a chance to compete in esports tournaments, enjoy expos and live music and meet fellow gamers. Don't miss this exciting event hosted at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship
June 25 to July 4, 2020
This year marks the fourth time the tournament has been hosted in Dallas, bringing more than 1,300 teams and 13,500 athletes. The tournament will be at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. 

State Fair Classic
Sept. 24, 2020
Celebrate the 95th State Fair Classic featuring Grambling State University vs. Prairie View A&M University. This HBCU football game is a Dallas tradition and is played during the annual State Fair of Texas at Cotton Bowl Stadium.

AT&T Red River Showdown
Oct. 10, 2020
One of the greatest college football rivalries of all time, the battle between the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners is not one to miss. The game is known to sell out fast, so score a ticket while you can.