How to save on Dallas Cowboys games
In Texas we do everything B-I-G! And that includes our Dallas Cowboys! Big HD screen, BIG indoor stadium all with a BIG price tag. On average it would now cost a family of 4 over $500 for tickets, parking and food! WOWZA!
How can you get in on the Dallas Cowboy experience and save? Never fear, it’s possible! Below are some secrets to save on Dallas Cowboys games!
Note: There are some goodies for Cowboys fans when our team wins too!
Save on Tickets
A ticket for a Dallas Cowboys NFL game starts at $110. OUCH!
***If you’re looking for a low cost option, consider The Party Pass. Standing room only “party pass” tickets run from $10-$52. Right now, I only found them available through Vivid Seats. Downside…no seat. Positive side… you can roam & explore as you please and see the game from various vantage points.
***Compare ticket brokers. SeatGeek, Vivid Seats and Ticket Down are just a few examples. Note: Ticket Monster & StubHub are ticket brokers that list an all-inclusive price up front, so you know immediately how much the total cost will be. Be aware of high dollar service and shipping fees and make sure to shop and compare to get the most savings.
***Check out fan forums- you could find a super hot deal here. Many members are genuine fans that don’t want the hassle of selling and will give away tickets for the games they can’t attend.
***Wait it out. The closer you get to game day the more prices drop, as resellers naturally would rather settle for less of a profit over no sale at all.
***Bid on Tickets at ScoreBig.
Save on Parking
The cost of a Cowboys Stadium parking pass is $50- $75. That’s almost as much as the average NFL game ticket ($87)! You can pre-book your parking space before the game.
Check out some other alternatives thanks to NFL Cheapskate:
***$20-$60. The adjacent parking lot at Rangers Ballpark is the next best thing and considerably cheaper, but these can be very hard to get.
***$25. This is the going rate for downtown parking at 8 city-owned lots in Arlington. These are about 1.5 miles from AT&T Stadium so additional transportation is necessary.
***$20. Arlington Event Parking is the closest independently licensed lot (< 1 mile) and you can get a prepaid pass online for $21.50 (there is a $1.50 handling fee).
***$10. Humperdink’s Restaurant & Brewpub charges just 10 bucks for parking and shuttle service to the game. A good place to chow down before or after the event, too (3.5 stars on Yelp).
***$0 (or $8 + shuttle). The free parking and $8 Cowboys Stadium shuttle is just part of the best game day deals around courtesy of J.Gilligans.
Save on Food
You can’t bring food into the stadium. Major BUMMER. And items you bring into the game must fit in a small clutch sized purse or fit into a clear, 1 gallon sized plastic bag, so you really can’t sneak in anything like you do at the theaters (lol!)
So the best way to save on food is eating before the game and setting a budget on what you can spend during the game. Why pay $18 for a Kobe burger and a bottle of water at AT&T Stadium when a few bucks more will get you a rib eye steak, a beer, a parking spot, and a shuttle ride to the game at J.Gilligan’s?
Another option: TAILGATING. I did a whole series on ways to save on tailgating here.
Tailgating can only occur in certain parking lots, so if you plan on partaking, book a parking space in one of the following lots: 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15. Please be aware that while you can bring a gas or charcoal grill, deep fryers and open flames of any kind are not permitted.
For my family of 4 here is what we would do:
-4 Fast Pass Tickets- $62.95
-Park Whiz Parking Spot- $33 (I could have gone cheaper but didn’t want to have to walk further)
-Eat at home before game
-Snacks & Drinks -$60 budget
TOTAL – $155.95
Not a bad savings at all when the average is well over $500!