2010 NBA All-Star Game this weekend

This weekend the NBA will host the 59th NBA All-Star Game in Dallas, Texas.  The All-Star Game has become a weekend full of activities that will play out across the Metroplex.  Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington will host the game on Sunday and the American Airlines Center in Dallas will host the Friday and Saturday night events.

The Dallas Morning News reports that over 90,000 tickets have been sold for the 2010 All-Star Game.  That figure already makes the 2010 NBA All-Star Game the all-time record holder for attendance at a basketball game, beating a 2003 college basketball game that was played at Ford Field in Detroit.

2010 NBA All-Star Weekend events (February 12th-14th):
FRIDAY:  All-Star Celebrity Game & Rookie vs Sophomores Game @ American Airlines Arena

SATURDAY: NBA All-Star Saturday Night @ American Airlines Arena (featuring: HORSE, Slam Dunk Contest & 3-point Shooting Contest)

SUNDAY: NBA-All Star Game @ Cowboys Stadium

This is only the 5th time the NBA has played in the All-Star Game in Texas, so expect it will be a huge production by the entire City of Dallas and surrounding area.  If you want to attend, it is not too late to still get tickets.  Buy 2010 NBA All-Star Game tickets at TicketCity or by calling 1.800.880.8886.

2009 Big 12 Championship: Texas vs Nebraska

The 2009 SEC Championship matchup between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Florida Gators has been set for weeks.  But the 2009 Big 12 Championship matchup was not established until this past weekend, when both Texas and Nebraska beat teams from the state of Kansas.

The 2009 Big 12 Championship will pair the Texas Longhorns (11-0) versus the Nebraska Cornhuskers (8-3).  The game is being played at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, December 5th at 7pm CST.  Dr. Pepper is the title sponsor, so the official name is the Dr. Pepper Big 12 Football Championship.

The 2009 Big 12 Championship will be the 3rd time that Texas and Nebraska have faced each other in the conference championship game.  In 1996 Texas upset Nebraska in a classic game in St. Louis.  Then in 1999 Nebraska steam rolled the Longhorns at the Alamodome in San Antonio.  Texas and Nebraska have each won one additional Big 12 Championship; Nebraska won in 1997 over Texas A&M while the Longhorns other title came in 2005 against the Colorado Buffaloes.

Click here to buy 2009 Big 12 Championship tickets.

Best place to park at new Cowboys Stadium?

The new Cowboys Stadium is one of the finest venues in professional sports.  It is also one of the biggest, with a capacity of over 100,000 people for big events.  And because there are few if any public transportation options when heading to an event in Arlington and so many other people looking for parking, then you might want to consider buying a parking pass.

Parking passes for Dallas Cowboys games can range from $75 to $200 depending on the game and lot you pick.  The best parking lots next to the stadium, like Lot 10, are so desirable that they regularly sell for $150 or more.  Those close in lots require much less walking than parking out by the Rangers Ballpark.  Even though the distance is only a few blocks to those cheaper lots, the blocks out by Cowboys Stadium are long.

If you don’t mind a little walk there are usually plenty of available options in Lot 15 for around $85 to $100 per spot.  Parking in those lots, a little further out, also makes it easier to leave after the game is over.  There are also some cash lots around the stadium with prices ranging from $40 on up.  These lots are opened in the businesses and strip centers that flank Cowboys Stadium.  The availability in these lots goes quickly, so make sure you show up early if you want a spot in a cash lot.

Parking Map from Cowboys Stadium

Cowboys Stadium parking map

Cowboys Stadium parking map

Image source: DallasCowboys.com.