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Friday Tour Information
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
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
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
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
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!