Dallas Cowboys Tailgating

Dallas Cowboys Tailgating

Pack up your RVs and head to one of the most famous football facilities, the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium, for an unforgettable tailgating experience.

Event information

For Dallas Cowboys fans, there is nothing more exciting than attending a Dallas Cowboys game in person. AT&T Stadium, located in Arlington, Texas, just south of the Dallas Fort-Worth area, is an iconic arena complete with a retractable stadium roof. The facility is home to the famous Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and some of the most memorable football players in the league's history. Attending a game at AT&T Stadium is an experience of a lifetime for many football fans. 

Game days are even more fun when you add tailgating to your game-day plan. The stadium staff knows that tailgaters require extra space, so fans wishing to tailgate may choose to park in any of the tailgating parking lots. Most of the tailgating spaces are first-come, first-served, so be sure to arrive early to snag one of the coveted spaces. Fans may generally arrive as early as five hours before kickoff, but it's good practice to check the AT&T Stadium website before the big game for any updates.

RVers who want to tailgate have the option of arriving early and staying overnight for some events. The oversized parking lot is a reservation-only parking area created to accommodate RVs and larger vehicles. Even though the oversized lot doesn't have electrical hookups or water, RVers can stay comfortable by running their generator and dumping their tanks onsite. Whether you choose to tailgate in your rig or stay offsite at a campground, you are sure to have a tailgating experience you will never forget.

Tickets

Avid football fans know that when specific teams play the home team, the tickets for that game become more desirable. The Dallas Cowboys are not only hometown favorites, but the team is also a fan-favorite across the nation. The price of Dallas Cowboys game tickets and parking passes vary from game to game. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets and parking passes early. Visit the official NFL webpage for ticketing information.

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Camping Accommodations

43’'
Max RV length
43’'
Max trailer Length
Electrical hookup
Water hookup
Generator use
Food storage
Sewer hookup
Dogs & cats

Transportation

Driving

AT&T Stadium is located in Arlington, Texas, and reachable from a variety of directions within the state. The stadium sits near I-30 which runs both eastbound and westbound. During congested driving times, drivers may move into the Texpress Lanes, which are toll lanes that charge drivers based on current travel times as well as the time of day. Drivers don't have to take the Texpress portions of the interstate, but they may choose to if the traffic isn't cooperating with their timeframe. 

If you are heading from the north, close to the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, take Highway 360 south to the stadium. A portion of this road is a toll road. Drivers who don't have a prepaid license plate pass will receive a bill in the mail for driving on the toll roads.

During game days, electronic street signs displaying parking information as well as traffic messages will help to guide you to your parking lot entrance. 

Parking areas

The Dallas Cowboys home football games have some of the best tailgating parties in the NFL. The parking system at AT&T Stadium is easy to follow, which helps to make every fan's tailgating experience unforgettable. AT&T Stadium has three parking areas, with each area offering different amenities. If you plan on tailgating, be sure you choose a lot that permits the pre-kickoff parties.

Tailgating is fun, regardless of what vehicle you bring to the stadium, but there isn't anything much more fun than tailgating in an RV. Vehicles designated as oversized, such as RVs and large vehicles over 19 feet, must park in Lot 14. If you plan to bring your RV, you must buy your parking pass ahead of time, as a limited number of parking passes are available for Lot 14. Overnight parking is permitted in Lot 14 for most events. To check if your event is on the overnight parking list, contact guest services.

Public Transportation

Not everyone likes to bring their RVs to football games. If you prefer to park your rig at a local campground and take public transportation into the game, you will have plenty of options. Private limousine companies, taxis, and rideshare companies have designated lots to drop off and pick up football fans, making it easy to get to the game. An ADA shuttle provides services to and from the parking lot to the stadium for guests who require mobility assistance.

Where to stay

Onsite

RVers who are lucky enough to reserve a Lot 14 parking permit have the option to stay overnight in the parking lot during certain games and events. Lot 14 has extended parking lot hours that allow an earlier arrival and a later departure than the other parking lots in AT&T Stadium. The extended hours make it easier for the larger vehicles to maneuver in an area that is often congested.

RV spaces accommodate RVs up to 43 feet in length even though your rig and tow vehicle should fit within the provided 20ft x 40ft space. The parking staff asks that you call to speak to a parking lot attendant if your equipment is over 43 feet in length to ask about your parking options. If your tow vehicle doesn't fit in the space provided, you will have to purchase an additional parking pass.

Lot 14 doesn't have water or electrical hookups, but paid parking lot guests may use the dump station onsite. RV generators are permitted.

Nearby

There are numerous RV parks and RV camping options located within a ten-mile radius of AT&T Stadium. RVers may choose from parks with full hookups and resort-like amenities, or parks with more limited hookups or onsite facilities. The Dallas / Arlington KOA Holiday is a full-service RV park located just under five miles from the stadium. 

Choosing a Texas State Park campground is another option for RVers who want a more natural campground setting. The state parks are located farther away from the stadium than some of the RV parks, but the state parks' beautiful scenery may take precedence over a longer commute to the game. The closest state park with camping is 14 miles from the stadium, but other parks within the vicinity offer dry camping to full hookup accommodations for RVers.

Getting around

All fans must move from the parking lots to the stadium on foot. Many of the parking lots are located within a short distance of the stadium. Fans with limited mobility who require ADA transportation from the parking lots to the game may utilize the accessible shuttle services. Shuttles are reserved for the person needing assistance as well as one additional companion. For more information on shuttles, please contact the stadium.

What to pack

Clothing

When you prepare to pack for your trip to Texas, consider the weather outside of the stadium as well as the temperature inside of the stadium. AT&T Stadium's retractable roof makes it easy for the facility staff to keep the players and fans comfortable during the game if the weather isn't agreeable outside. For your tailgate, it's always a good idea to have a mix of short sleeves as well as warmer layering clothes in case colder weather moves through the area.

Gear

It's almost impossible to show up to an NFL game without showing your team spirit in one form or another. Pack your favorite team clothing as well as your team-inspired flags and folding chairs. When fans pass by your RV, they will know which side you want to win. If you need more team spirit, stop by the Pro Shop or any of the merchandise stands. All of the shops accept cash and charge.

Health & Safety

Football is an all-day affair when you pair the parking lot fun along with the game. For many fans, standing for hours causes sore feet and legs. Before you head to Texas, prepare for long periods on your feet by bringing soft insoles for your shoes as well as comfortable socks. As with any RV trip, it's a good idea to pack a first aid kit with bandaids, pain killers, and other small items to help soothe little aches and pains.

Where to eat

Cooking

When you come to AT&T Stadium for tailgating, you get to experience a variety of pre and post-game rituals, many of which involve food and drinks. If you have a dish that brings your team good luck, why not cook it outside and share the good vibes? Perhaps your favorite football fare is a seven-layer dip with freshly warmed tortillas. Keep your dip cold by using your propane or battery-operated refrigerator, and warm your tortillas on a flat-topped gas grill. Cooking is allowed at your tailgate with either gas or charcoal grills. If you use charcoal, be sure to dispose of your hot coals in the designated coal containers located in your parking lot.

Restaurants

Visiting Texas isn't complete without a trip to a Tex-Mex style restaurant. There are several Tex-Mex inspired restaurants within five miles of the stadium. Aside from Tex-Mex, Texans other favorite food is Texas-style BBQ. Some of the best-rated BBQ restaurants in the Arlington area are located within two miles of AT&T Stadium. Whatever food you enjoy, you won't run out of options in the Arlington area.

Vendors

When you attend a game at AT&T Stadium, your food and drink possibilities inside of the stadium are plentiful. Choose from traditional fan favorites like hot dogs or nachos, or pick something sweeter like ice cream or kettle corn. All of the concessionaires accept credit cards and cash, and there are food and snack options to suit even the pickiest of eater's palates.

Safety

Security

Attending a game at AT&T Stadium is a fun and relaxing experience. The staff wants every guest to feel safe and secure from the tailgate through the touchdowns. Members of the security team adhere to the stadium's rules to keep a safe feeling in place. Please note that all vehicles are subject to a security inspection before parking and all people are subject to a security screening when they enter the stadium. Before you head inside to the game, make sure you leave all unnecessary items in your RV, and only bring what you need in a stadium-approved bag.

Weather

The weather in Texas ranges from hot and muggy to cold, overcast, and chilly. Football season runs from the summer through the winter, so the weather will fluctuate depending on the time you visit. Thankfully, RVers have the option to pack extra clothing and extra gear to prepare for any weather. If the weather is uncomfortable during your tailgate, bring the party inside of your RV. The best part about attending a game at the AT&T Stadium is the retractable roof, so even if the weather outside is not what you hoped for, at least you will feel comfortable during the game.

Medical

When you come to a Dallas Cowboys football game, you hope to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Once in a while, you might need to visit with a medical or first-aid team member. In case that happens, the stadium has a medical staff on site to help you with your health needs. If you can't locate the first aid stations, ask any member of the staff for directions. For more significant medical issues, fans may visit an emergency room or an urgent care clinic. The closest facilities are located within two miles of the stadium. If you need to pick up something from a pharmacy, numerous pharmacies are within walking distance.