With a new football season (Go, Cowboys!) and another year of world-class concerts rolling into AT&T Stadium in Arlington, now is the perfect time to make sure that you’re hip to the latest and greatest about one of the top event venues on planet Earth.

So without further ado, we offer these 11 tips to help you maximize each visit to Arlington’s must-see playground:

One: If you only remember one thing about AT&T Stadium…

…make sure it’s the stadium’s strict “no bag” policy. Yeah, it’s kind of a pain, but it’s for your protection. And on the flip side, it gives you an excuse to buy a cute stadium-approved Cowboys swag bag.

Two: AT&T Stadium has a fancy-pants new restaurant.

The new Stadium Club is a 19,000 square-foot dining venue located near the Pro Shop at Entrance A. The Cowboys describe the new restaurant as combining “…first-class dining with the comfort of a sports bar. The Stadium Club will be open daily for lunch and dinner, serving as a great place for visitors to dine every day and before or after touring the building.” Sounds like a winner!

Three: And speaking of tours…

Did you know that you can take private, group, guided and self-guided tours of AT&T Stadium year round? It’s true, and it’s an experience you won’t soon forget. Get a sneak peek of the official tour here. Discounted tour tickets are $25 when you book online.

Four: You can also take a virtual tour of AT&T Stadium.  

Check out this bird’s eye view of seating options and more. Best of all, you don’t have to get out of your PJ’s or turn off your laptop or mobile device.

Five: AT&T Stadium is chock full of architectural and interior design wonders and guest amenities.

Just check out these stadium fast facts:

  • 3 million acres
  • Steel arches that soar 292 feet above the playing field and support the world’s largest domed sports structure
  • A 14,000-plus ton retractable roof that opens or closes in 12 minutes
  • One of the world’s largest high-definition video screens
  • Climate-controlled interior
  • More than 3,000 Sony LCD displays throughout the venue
  • A world-class contemporary fine art collection
  • 15,000 Club seats that offer extra amenities to guests at any of the stadium’s 10 VIP clubs
  • Concession stands that offer fire-roasted turkey burgers, gourmet nachos, sushi, and dozens of other out-of-the-ordinary menu items

Six: AT&T Stadium visitors have tons of seating options.

Especially if you’re going to a Cowboys game! You can choose the Party Pass standing-room seats that make it easy to enjoy the game at the last minute or on a budget—or, do the game (or the concert) like an A-lister by choosing a Club seating option or an amenity-packed luxury box.

Seven: Tons of hotels are nearby in case you need a place to crash.

Want to make your football game or concert outing an overnight or weekend experience? No problem! We’ve got everything from B&Bs to budget-friendly chains to upscale hotel brands within minutes of AT&T Stadium—and in some cases, they’ll even give you a ride to and from your beloved game or show.

Eight: We’ve got a bazillion nearby places to eat or drink before or after the event.

Okay, maybe not a bazillion, but we do have a plethora of great choices—and some of them, like Rio Mambo Restaurant Ballpark, J. Gilligan’s or Humperdink’s, offer game-day stadium shuttles. Call them or visit their websites to plan your meal and ride.

Nine: Yep, there’s an app for that.

You become an AT&T Stadium genius when you download your app right here. Imagine it now….dazzling your friends with the inside scoop on tickets, “augmented reality” stadium tour options, parking reminders, interactive maps, stadium event calendars and more. This app has some serious game!

Ten: It can take a few visits before you become stadium pro.

The stadium designers have made everything about AT&T Stadium as simple and convenient as possible—but given the facility’s enormous scope, you’ll want to do some homework ahead of your visit:

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Eleven: And speaking of parking, did you know that you can purchase your spot in advance?

Make your stadium life breezier when you use the Stadium Parking app to pre-purchase your AT&T Stadium parking. (By the way, you can also use Stadium Parking to snag your spot at Globe Life Park, too.)

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