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2018 Lone Star '36' Classic Chevy Convention
to feature VIP Tours to
'The Star' in Frisco, Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters
 and Practice Facility and lunch at Gas Monkey Grill

A big special feature at this year's Lone Star Classic Chevy Convention is the Tour on Friday May 25th.  The fees for this tour (including transportation) are included in your registration to Lone Star '36'.  You will not want to miss this great opportunity to take the VIP tour of the Dallas Cowboys Headquarters and Practice Facility and have lunch at the Gas Monkey Bar & Grill!

The tour will leave from the host hotel Marriott DFW Airport Hotel on Friday May 25th at 10AM.  The tour will feature stops in Frisco, Texas at the World Headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys and then a stop at the Gas Monkey Grill in Dallas where you can buy lunch.  The expected return time back to the hotel is 4PM. 

The Star in Frisco, the Cowboys World Headquarters was built in 2016 and is just as extravagant as AT&T Stadium where the team plays.  It is considered a masterpiece of team headquarters and practice facility for the NFL.  The walls are lined with Cowboys history that dates back to the first season in 1960.  The multi million dollar 91 acre development includes not only practice fields and administrative offices for the Cowboys but retail, restaurants and the Omni Frisco Hotel, which is the tallest building in town.  The Star is in what is referred to as the $5 Billion Mile along the North Dallas Tollway and this area is expected to grow to 6.5 million residents by 2050. 

Upon  approach via the Tollway, the Ford Center, a state-of-the-art, 510,000 square foot indoor athletic facility that’s shared by the Cowboys, the City of Frisco, and Frisco ISD’s eight high schools, stands out amongst widespread construction. The scene becomes increasingly inviting as one approaches the Tostitos Championship Plaza, complete with an open football field, a 2,270 square foot video board and what’s called the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Walk.  The over-the-top experience begins before one even reaches the front door.
  The true astonishment begins when one walks through The Star’s entrance and into a massive atrium. In view ahead, through glass windows, are the Cowboys' outdoor fields. Above is a custom, ceiling-mounted LED light sculpture by renowned artist Leo Villareal. (We’re talking 19,200 lights.) To the right, behind more glass, is the room where Cowboys press conferences take place. To the left is a security desk, intimidating yet inviting in its glitz.  In plain sight also are the five Vince Lombardi Trophies the Cowboys have earned with their five Super Bowl wins.
TThere’s a wall of helmets representing all 32 NFL teams. Each helmet can be illuminated, so during a game week, the Cowboys’ opponent will be highlighted. If Dallas is playing Atlanta, for example, the Cowboys helmet and the Falcons helmet will the two illuminated on the wall.  There’s a state-of-the-art television studio and control center. In a separate location is an entire studio dedicated to podcast recording.  There are separate walls that monumentalize the top 10 moments in Cowboys history, the Cowboys’ five Super Bowl wins and Cowboys Pro Bowlers, among other tributes. A cluster of manikins displays the evolution of the Cowboys uniform.

The Cowboys’ 
locker room, weight room and training room, of course, are all as big and fancy as they come. Their main meeting room looks more like a deluxe movie theater.

There’s a brand-new NFL draft war room, which was used for the first time this year. Outside that room is a display case featuring the actual pre-draft evaluations of Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin.

And so on — around each corner is a different nugget of Cowboys glory.

The idea is for current players to be surrounded by and constantly reminded of the legacy they’re playing to uphold. The same effects are felt by the general public, for which two clichés come to mind while roaming The Star: "everything is bigger in Texas," and "no expense spared."

The Star is a modern football castle. It’s as much of a Cowboys museum as it is the Cowboys' mansion. The place is a football masterpiece.

Then it's on to the Gas Monkey Grill for lunch in Dallas!  Started by Discovery Channel reality television star Richard Rawlings who's Fast N' Loud show took the car culture television theme to another level, Rawling's opened the Grill in 2013.  Managed by Alex Mendonsa who was previously with the House Of Blues in Las Vegas, the Gas Monkey Grill is a casual restaurant and bar that features live bands on weekends.  The menu is basically burgers and barbecue with lots of sides, so plan to come hungry!  Lunch is not included in your registration fee.

Don't miss this opportunity to see the modern marvel of NFL football - The Star and grab lunch at Gas Monkey!  The tour fee and of course transportation is included in your registration.  Be sure to indicate your intentions so that we can plan accordingly!