Dribble, shoot, score! It’s a second-year return of the superstars of the Dallas Wings, the WNBA team that calls Arlington home, and as usual we’ve got you covered with a few smart tips that will help you get the most out of what’s sure to be an exciting season:
One: Take advantage of great location. The Wings’ home turf is College Park Center, located on the UT Arlington campus, which means that you can easily check out a number of Downtown Arlington attractions before or after the game (including restaurants and pubs), or dine even closer to the action at one of the College Park District eateries. You can also enjoy a meal and a bevvie before or during the game at one of College Park Center’s concession stands or snack kiosks, which feature barbecue, pizza, popcorn, hot dogs, and some seriously tasty nachos.
Two: Check out some great ticket options: Single tickets for Wings home games begin at just $15—and at College Park, there’s really not a bad seat in the house. View a College Park seating chart. But if you’re feeling fancy, or if you think you might want to take in a lot of home games this year, you can check out a Wings season ticket package, which includes discounted tickets and invites to behind-the-scenes events, among other perks—or, upgrade to a Wings premium membership, which comes with benefits like in-game hospitality and food/beverage options and VIP parking. BONUS: Find out more about Flash Seats, a digital buy/sell ticketing option.
Three: Don’t be a drag—bring the right bag. (Admit it—you love it when we bust out with the random rhymes.) College Park Center has implemented WNBA screening policies for Wings games and other events, which means that visitors are only allowed to bring specifically-sized clear totes, plastic bags, and small clutch purses inside the arena. Find out more about the Wings purse bag policy here—they’ve got drawings and everything, so it’s easy to figure out what you can and can’t bring inside.
Four: Scope out your parking options before you head downtown. Parking at College Park Center is pretty easy, but in the interest of having a stress-free evening you should put together a parking game plan before you arrive. Plan on spending $5-$15 to pay for your space, unless you go with a free option in Downtown Arlington.
Five: Check out Wings group experiences. If you’re thinking about taking a group of kids or maybe a posse from your office out to the Wings game, you really should check out the Wings have to offer in the way of group fan experiences, which begin at a minimum of 25 tickets and go up to includes groups as large as 150. Opportunities include everything from singing the national anthem to post-game free throw shots to serving as the “high five funnel” as players enter the arena, and many experiences include some up-close encounters with WNBA players.
Six: Bring a sign to cheer on your favorite players. Festive, colorful homemade signs add to the game’s general excitement and ambience, so rustle up some markers and put your best lettering and coloring skills to work! Don’t forget: signs can’t be more than three feet high, nor can they reference anything commercial. Find out more about the Wings sign policy here.
Seven: Show your Wings spirit with some branded gear: You can snag jerseys, tees, hoodies, caps, and more at the Dallas Wings online store. Follow the team on Facebook or Twitter to find out when they’re having a sale (and keep up with latest-greatest player and team news, too.)