If you aren't on the Upper Concourse or have Club seats, you'll want to make sure you enter the stadium where your seats are located, because you can only circle the stadium 360 degrees on the very top level. Because of it's size, let's be honest, the seats in the Upper Concourse give a terrible view of the field, and you probably don't want those tickets if you're afraid of heights. Luckily, the monitors above the field are enormous, so you'll still be able to see what's happening many many feet down below.
Food and Drink:
Club seat ticket holders have access to a few private clubs that serve really great food and have full cocktail bars, but if you don't have club seats, your food and beverage choices are surprisingly limited within the stadium. There are only 2 full bars serving liquor and a variety of beers and they're both on the Upper Concourse. Miller Lite prevails at Cowboy Stadium, but we recommend the Texas brew Shiner Bock, found at any Smokehouse BBQ. While you're there, try the jalapeño sausage sandwich. (and better make it 2 Shiners to follow that up.)
Unique to the stadium is the Vaqueros Cantina where you can find margaritas and Tex-Mex fare such as quesadillas and flautas. We also recommend stopping by any of the numerous margarita stands throughout the stadium where you can get a souvenir "Cowboyrita" cup with your frozen beverage.
There are also 2 Farmer's Market's - one on either end of the Main Concourse - where fresh fruits and veggies can be purchased for the more health-conscious fan.
Insider Tip - Shortest lines for bathroom and beer can be found on the Silver Level.
The beast of a stadium. Nosebleed seats too high to enjoy game but luckily the enormous scoreboard shows every highlight. Parking way to expensive but tailgating a blast!
Enormous stadium. Love it! Parking way too expensive though - look for other options not far away.
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The Stadium and Neighborhood:
Impressive from both afar and up close, everything really is bigger in Texas. With a capacity of 80,00 plus another 30,000 or so if you include standing-room only, this 8 story monster is the largest domed stadium in the world.
The stadium is in a very suburban area in between Dallas and Fort Worth, and there aren't a ton of exciting things do in the immediate area pre or post game, although Six Flags over Texas is across the way. Since it's opening in 2009 however, more bars and restaurants are popping up in the neighborhood, although it's hard to walk to many of them. Luckily many establishments offer parking and a shuttle to the game, such as the restaurants in the Lincoln Square Shopping Center (only $3 roundtrip and with pick up locations at Boomer Jack's and Sherlock's). J Gilligan's and Humperdink's also offers shuttles. For details on these and other places nearby be sure to check out our "Before & After the Game" map.
Getting There and Parking:
Located right off Highway 30 it's probably best to drive. Parking and traffic are pretty bad around the stadium, and can be very expensive so you might want to arrive early and tailgate just to get your money's worth if you plan on parking in a Cowboys Stadium lot.
You can, however find many less expensive lots - some owned by the Texas Rangers off Stadium Drive or north on Collins where several local businesses open their lots to ticket holders on game day, often for a less than half the price of a Cowboys lot. Check our exterior map for several parking icons - you can book a space online through our affiliate Parkwhiz and save a lot of money.
As for stadium-owned lots: SF,D, and S are cash lots and Entrances B,C,D,G,H,J are for all ticket holders. A,K,E, and F are for club ticket holders only.
Getting into the Stadium:
Unless you're in the Upper Concourse or have a Club seat, we recommend taking a look at our interior map and making sure you enter on the end closest to your seats. They only way to get to the other side of the stadium once inside is to go to the Upper Concourse and walk around, as none of the other level have a through-way. Club Member only sections divide the Main Concourse and other levels.
If you have a standing-room only ticket be sure to get there early to grab a good spot - as they sell up to 30,000 SRO tickets!
Be sure to also read our Info Inside the Stadium setcion too for some suggestions inside.
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