Fort Worth the Ultimate Sports Destination

As the 16th-largest city in the U.S., Fort Worth offers all the luxuries of a big city with the convenience of a small town.

As the 16th-largest city in the U.S., Fort Worth offers all the luxuries of a big city with the convenience of a small town.

Why Fort Worth?

The City of Cowboys and Culture doesn’t just offer top-notch sports venues. Its subtropical climate provides for year-round play—both in sports and in attractions and entertainment. Experience rich arts and culinary treasures in one of America’s most beloved downtowns. Get there easily via car, train or plane—DFW International Airport is minutes away. Ample amenities, Western wonders, easy accessibility and year-round sunshine make Fort Worth a top contender for your next sports event.

What can we do in Fort Worth?

Enjoy a truly-Texas experience when the final whistle blows. The Fort Worth Cultural District is home to five world-class museums in a beautiful park-like setting, including Kimbell Art Museum—home to the only Michelangelo in the Americas. Stockyards National Historic District hosts the world’s only year-round rodeo: the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Also found here is Billy Bob’s Texas—the world’s largest Honky-Tonk and the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive presented by the Fort Worth Herd. The district is filled with sites from the Old West with Texas-themed shopping and cuisine, rodeos and Western saloons. You’ll see legendary structures such as the Livestock Exchange Building and the Stockyards Station shops and restaurants.

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Downtown/Sundance Square is a 35-block shopping, entertainment and dining district featuring 30-plus restaurants, three live theaters, an AMC movie theater, art galleries and more.  The newly added Sundance Square Plaza includes water features, 32-foot-tall Teflon umbrellas and the historic Chisholm Trail Mural. Fort Worth is also home to Texas Motor Speedway and BIG HOSS, the world’s largest HD video board. Texas Motor Speedway is America’s second largest sports and entertainment facility, just 20 miles north of downtown, and is now the only speedway in the country to host every major form of American automobile racing, including NASCAR Sprint Cup racing and Indy style racing. Less than 15 miles from downtown Fort Worth, you can catch a Dallas Cowboys football game at AT&T Stadium, or take in America’s favorite pastime with the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. To top it all off, Fort Worth has over 13,000 hotel rooms with a good offering of double/double rooms (including almost 1,200 in downtown).

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Kayla Gostnell

Sports Coordinator

Phone: 817-698-7825

Email: KaylaGostnell@FortWorth.com

Website: www.fortworth.com

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X Factors

  • Ease of access
  • Site visits
  • Cultural and entertainment offerings
  • True Texas experience

Parks, Arenas and Complexes Fit Your Facility Needs

Fort Worth Multipurpose Arena

Will Rogers North RenderingSports: Indoor Events, equestrian, livestock shows, basketball, hockey

The Fort Worth Multipurpose Arena at Will Rogers will be an exciting, state-of-the-art venue for concerts, sports, family entertainment and the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo. It’s certain to be a wonderful gathering place in Fort Worth for generations to come.

The arena should be completed by late 2019 and will have seating capacity of 14,000.

Fort Worth Convention Center

Sports: Indoor events

Within walking distance of thousands of downtown Fort Worth hotel rooms, a variety of delicious restaurants and fabulous shopping, and offering 253,226 square feet of event space, the Fort Worth Convention Center is the perfect venue for your next event. State-of-the-art business and communications technologies and a convenient location near all of the amazing entertainment Fort Worth has to offer ensure you’ll have everything you need for a successful event. The Fort Worth Convention Center Arena offers 10,500 permanent seats and 25,960 square feet of floor space (110 feet by 236 feet).

City of Fort Worth Parks & Recreation

Sports: Soccer, softball

Rolling Hills Soccer Complex features 25 soccer fields, four of which are lighted fields. Gateway Park has six softball fields, 11 soccer fields, including four with synthetic turf, and seats 4,000.

Will Rogers Memorial Center

Bull RidingSports: Indoor events, equestrian, livestock shows

This massive 105-acre multipurpose complex of event facilities and exhibit halls is located in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District. The Will Rogers Auditorium features 2,856 permanent seats, a proscenium stage and extensive dressing room capacity. The Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall includes the Texas Room with over 94,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, the 18,000-square-foot Round Up Inn ballroom and four additional meeting rooms. The Will Rogers Equestrian Center features over 2,500 horse stalls, multiple warmup areas and three show arenas.

TCU Athletic Facilities

Sports: Football, basketball, tennis

TCU - Amon G. Carter for Armed Forces BowlAmon G. Carter Football Stadium (capacity of 44,000) features natural grass, concession stands, a raised seating bowl on the west and north ends, suites, club seating, lounges and a press box. Schollmaier Arena is used for basketball and offers 7,200 seats. Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center & Bartzen Varsity Courts has 24 outdoor and three indoor tennis courts and seats 1,350.

Centrally Located and Easy to Access

The Fort Worth Transportation Authority, known locally as The T, provides transportation to the city’s rich variety of entertainment and historical attractions including the Stockyards National Historic District, the Fort Worth Cultural District and downtown’s Sundance Square. In addition to inter-city transportation, The T offers the TRE, or the Trinity Railway Express, for transporting passengers to and from Dallas. The 35-mile TRE Commuter rail line to Dallas is easily accessible from either Fort Worth’s Historic T&P Station or the Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC).

By Car: Sitting at the crossroads of three major interstate highways (I-35, I-20 and I-30), Fort Worth is easily accessible through any mode of transportation.

By Air: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), located 17 miles from Fort Worth, is one of the most convenient airports in the world with an average of 1,900 daily departures and arrivals and service to more than 200 destinations worldwide.

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Fort Worth the Ultimate Sports Destination
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Fort Worth the Ultimate Sports Destination
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As the 16th-largest city in the U.S., Fort Worth offers all the luxuries of a big city with the convenience of a small town.
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