Whether you’re a Dallas Cowboys football team fan or not, the prospect of entering AT&T Stadium is one full of wonder and greatness. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has seen to it that a visit to AT&T Stadium will be truly memorable for guests of any age. The stadium caters to seniors from many angles, from superior accessibility to tours that are the stuff of legends.
Completed in 2009, AT&T Stadium (formerly known as Cowboys Stadium) seats 80,000 for most games, but can be expanded for special events to seat over 100,000. Beyond Dallas Cowboys football games, the stadium has hosted such performers as George Strait and Paul McCartney, motocross races and was host to the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four Championship games. An engineering masterpiece, the stadium features a colossal one-of-a-kind center-hung video board (one of the largest in the world), two massive arches that form the longest single-span roof structure in the world, a retractable roof that continues the tradition from Texas Stadium, end zones that boast the tallest movable glass walls in the world…and so much more.
Crowning this football jewel are modern works of art throughout the complex. The world-class collection of 156 contemporary paintings, sculptures, photos and other pieces was selected by the Jones family to add intrigue to the sweeping panorama of the stadium. The bold lines, twists and turns help create exciting game-day drama off the field.
The best way to take in the unique grandeur of AT&T Stadium is a tour. There are VIP guided tours, self-guided tours and Art tours, all accommodating to seniors. Tickets can be purchased for individuals or groups, but the venue is so popular that advance tickets are recommended.
The VIP guided tour is a must for the ultimate stadium experience. Small groups are led by a seasoned tour guide through the Main Club (where you will view the luxury private suites), owner Jerry Jones’ “man cave,” the print media press box, Cotton Bowl office vestibule, Dr Pepper Star Bar and Ford Motor Company Fountain. Then view the Event Level to see the actual playing field, where you can run around, throw passes and get your photo taken on the famous star at midfield. Next, tour the Miller Lite Club, post-game interview room and two of the biggest highlights: the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders locker room (where guests can try on practice jerseys from the likes of Cowboy QB Tony Romo) and the Dallas Cowboys locker room. The AT&T Pro Shop is the final stop.
Self-guided tours offer access to all of the areas above. Tour guides are stationed around the stadium to provide information and answer any questions.
The Art Tour provides an in-depth view of many different areas of the stadium and the stunning works of art that are showcased. Besides a tour guide, a complimentary audio guide (a handheld device is available, or there is a downloadable app) is provided that allows guests to obtain in-depth information on specific pieces.
One of AT&T Stadium’s main priorities is serving guests with disabilities. If the senior in your life needs such services, they will find an abundance of accessible parking, water fountains, restrooms, concessions, vehicle drop-off areas, power assisted doors, seating areas and a shuttle service for guests with disabilities/mobility limitations during and following events. Wheelchair and companion seating with enhanced sight-lines are provided on all levels. There are many elevators, as well as handheld captioning and assistive listening devices available. Sign interpreters are available for guests with hearing disabilities; requests must be received at least 30 days prior to the event and be approved by the team/performer
Homecare Assistance of Fort Worth caregivers can make a visit to AT&T Stadium a thrilling reality for your senior. To learn more about AT&T Stadium, arrange a tour or arrange for accessible services during events, visit www.attstadium.com or call 817-892-4000. This stadium is a game-changer, and your senior will love seeing it firsthand!