Arlington hosts the Texas Rangers at the Globe Life Park, the Dallas Cowboys at the AT&T Stadium, the Dallas Wings at the College Park Center, the International Bowling Campus (which houses the United States Bowling Congress, International Bowling Museum and the International Bowling Hall of Fame), and the parks Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor…But what really makes this the right city for Flag Football World Championships?
When asked why we chose Arlington for the Flag Football World Championship, the answer isn’t simply that we love the Cowboys. There’s much more to Arlington than just a big stadium and amusement parks. Although the stadium has no doubt led to some of the amazing growth that’s been happening in Arlington (So much growth, it was ranked the fourth most entrepreneurial city in America by FitSmallBusiness.com in 2018), there are many other factors to the city’s success.
FFWCT wants to be a part of something that’s growing. Something that’s booming, because, well honestly the tournament itself is booming, and it deserves a city like Arlington- that was also called one of the most diverse cities in America in 2018 by WalletHub. It has also been ranked as one of the best-run cities in America. I could go on about the accolades but you get it. This city rocks.
In 2017 Arlington launched the first autonomous vehicle shuttle service in the United States offered by a municipal government to the general public on a continuous basis Named Milo, the autonomous electric shuttles provide service during major events at Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium, connecting remote parking areas to the stadiums, Which is just cool. Arlington is pushing into the future.
Practically Arlington makes sense, not just because it’s so close to one of the largest airports in the country, plenty of affordable hotels, but also because it has everything. Restaurants, nightlife, arts, culture. Arlington has us covered on all our needs because it thrives off of fun events and people having a good time. For retail shopping, Arlington is home to the Parks Mall at Arlington, which houses numerous stores, eateries, an ice skating rink, and a movie theatre. In addition, the Arlington Highlands, serving as a shopping and entertainment hotspot with places such as Bar Louie, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Chuy’s, Dave & Buster’s, Improv Comedy Club, Piranha Killer Ramen, Pluckers Wing Bar, Studio Movie Grill, and World Market, among others. So you’ll find some good food and some things to do between games. Because whether it’s the Texas Rangers or the Cowboys, or in this case the largest flag football tournament in the world, this city is ready for a crowd of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. We love to see the growth and the smart moves the city is making in such a central place in the country.
This city is big, it’s fun, it’s ahead of the curve, and that’s what makes it the perfect place for the Flag Football World Championships.