Arlington is home to an all-star lineup of some of the world’s top teams and sports/recreational facilities – Globe Life Field (Home of the 2023 World Series Champion Texas Rangers), AT&T Stadium (Home of the Dallas Cowboys), College Park Center (UT Arlington), Esports Stadium Arlington, Choctaw Stadium (a multipurpose facility) and world-class golf clubs. 

These sports powerhouses are dedicated to the competitive spirit and athleticism that attract visitors from around the DFW Metroplex and the world. With more than 1.6 million tickets sold annually, they continue to provide championship growth to the Arlington community.

Businesses and residents benefit directly and indirectly from a mega entertainment hub as part of the community. Direct impact improves civic infrastructure, creation of new jobs, increased tax revenue, and growth of the local sports tourism industries (hotels, restaurants, retail and transportation). Indirect impact provides consumable goods and services, improved home values, quality of life, and the added benefit and pride of Arlington being on the global stage whenever hosting major league championships (like the 2023 World Series) often with a worldwide viewership.

Arlington Golf Clubs

AT&T Stadium

One of the biggest economic drivers for Arlington is also one of the world’s largest and most popular entertainment venues—AT&T Stadium, home to America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys. Since its opening in 2009, the stadium has hosted numerous professional and collegiate games and championships, as well as monster truck rallies and sold-out performances featuring music’s top names. The stadium is also a popular attraction for behind-the-scenes tours and is well-known for its impressive art collection. The stadium was funded by a sales tax increase (2004) to subsidize a 30-year, $325 million bond package. 

Globe Life Field

Considered one of the top baseball facilities in the Major Leagues, Globe Life Field is the ballpark of the 2023 World Series Champions Texas Rangers. The stadium also hosts a variety of sporting and entertainment events throughout the year. Opened in 2020, the climate-controlled stadium features a retractable roof and was built as a public-private partnership between the City of Arlington and the Texas Rangers.

College Park Center

University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center arena is home to the UT Arlington Mavericks, the WNBA Wings and plays host to numerous private events.

Esports Stadium Arlington

Located in the Arlington Expo Center, the 100,000-square-foot stadium is the site of North America’s largest electronic sports (esports) stadium. The stadium hosts professional multiplayer video game competitions and championships that are played before a live audience and broadcast to millions of people globally.

Choctaw Stadium

Choctaw Stadium was formerly Globe Life Park, where the Rangers played from 1994 to 2021. Renovated and repurposed, Choctaw Stadium hosts area high school and collegiate football and soccer, in addition to concerts and special events. It is home to the Dallas Jackals rugby team (National Rugby League), North Texas SC (FC Dallas of the MLS), and the Arlington Renegades (UFL).