Every year, several parts of the country are host to different college bowl games. College football teams work hard every season to make it to these bowl games, in hopes of winning against their opponent. This year is the 80th annual Cotton Bowl Classic, which is sponsored by Goodyear. AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas is host to the Cotton Bowl, taking place on December 31, 2015. ESPN will provide both the radio commentary and televised viewing of the football event on New Year’s Eve. It was announced in the beginning of December that the number 2 ranked Alabama, will be taking on the number 3 ranked Michigan State during the 2015 Cotton Bowl.
A look at AT&T Stadium
AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas his home to the professional NFL team, The Dallas Cowboys. The stadium can seat about 80,000 people, which was completed in 2009. There is a retractable roof, which is a nice domed structure, allowing fans to enjoy games and other events, even when bad weather ensues. AT&T Stadium also has one of the largest high definition video screens, which hangs in the stadium from one 20-yard line to the other 20-yard line. Because of its dynamic size and dome like features, AT&T Stadium is host to other events ranging from other sporting events to concerts to Spartan races. In 2010 the Cotton Bowl Classic moved locations to AT&T stadium, and has been played there ever since.
What visitors can do in Arlington Texas
Although very close to Dallas, Texas, the bowl game is actually located in Arlington, Texas. There are several places to visit and great places to eat, if you are visiting for the Cotton Bowl game. Six Flags Over Texas is located in Arlington and is host to a winter wonderland event. It is a family friendly event with interactive activities and rides. The park is open from 11am to 7pm daily until January 6th. If you are looking to keep with the sports theme, you can always attend the International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame. It was once located in St. Louis, Missouri, but moved to Arlington, Texas in recent years. The museum features cool bowling artifacts, photos, and stories of legends in the professional world of bowling.
When traveling it is always nice to find a new location to eat dinner. There are several amazing options available, which are located minutes away from AT&T Stadium. The Melting Pot provides guest with pots of cheese, broth, and chocolate for a fondue experience. Piranha Killer Sushi is a great place if you are looking to indulge in sushi or seafood. You can learn more about places to eat when visiting Arlington for the Cotton Bowl here.
Michigan State fans will have to travel a little bit further than Alabama fans, but this year’s Cotton Bowl is sure to fill the stadium with a great energy. Tickets are already sold out for the event, but you might get lucky if you try for tickets through a Cotton Bowl season ticket holder. We can’t wait to see which team comes out on top at the 80th annual Cotton Bowl.