Texas - Superbowl Help
Jan 15, 11, 6:16 am
I may be going to the superbowl and am trying to get my ducks in order so any help and suggestion from the locals would be appreciated.
Here are my current reservations:
1) Sheraton DFW
2) HIX DFW West- Hurst
Which of the 2 hotels would you pick for getting better access to Arlington?
I know it is going to be a busy time so are there special things I need to know. I was very surprised to see the number of hotel rooms that were still available. The area can definately handle the influx.
My hunch says Hurst is better, only because in my experience (admittedly limited to local events), there's more traffic heading to the stadiums from the East (Dallas) than the West (FW). Hurst also offers more chances to take local streets in case the highways are unmanageable. Any idea yet where you will park?
Jan 15, 11, 8:11 am
One factor I'd consider is if you have any affiliations with an AFC or NFC team or specific plans for activities. Sheraton is smack in the middle - Hurst is much closer to Fort Worth.
Fort Worth will host the AFC team as well as ESPN and all of their associated activities, plus Taste of the NFL (and will have the annual Stock Show & Rodeo going on during Super Week).
Dallas will host the NFC team and I'm certain will have something going else on, I believe. ;)
You will be closer to Fort Worth if you stay in Hurst... and you might be able to avoid the insanity that is Highway 360 if you stay there as well. It would get my vote even beyond the proximity to the "cool" stuff. ;)
Jan 15, 11, 9:36 am
Hurst would make it easier to avoid the almost certain traffic opverload on 360, diverting to an approach to the JerryDone from the West, but are you dead set on driving to the game?
Jan 15, 11, 1:24 pm
Thanks. I actually would prefer not to drive to the game.
I have AFC affiliation so that and less traffic may dictate Hurst.
I just found out more may be going with me so I may need 2 rooms. In that case, I may have people at both hotels.
I do need 2 more wins before I book anything that is not refundable. However, in cases of high demand like this, you need to pre-plan and do research ahead of time. Those who wait until their team is in the game are left scrambling.
What is public transit like to the game?
Jan 15, 11, 3:02 pm
What is public transit like to the game?
Public transit?! Welcome to the HELL that is JerryWorld (and the reason that most of us who are local boycott the place).
He said "public transit"... that's a good joke. :D
Sorry. Trying to put on my straight face.
Actually, you folks coming in for the Super Bowl will be lucky. They are TEMPORARILY offering public transit to JerryWorld for the event.
That link above will give you information on transit during Super Week and directly to the stadium on game day. You will still need a car to get around though if you are staying at either of those hotels. But from the hotel in Hurst, you can get to a TRE station that is about five minutes drive away (or up to thirty minutes during weekday rush hour traffic).
Jan 20, 11, 3:39 pm
One factor I'd consider is if you have any affiliations with an AFC or NFC team or specific plans for activities. Sheraton is smack in the middle - Hurst is much closer to Fort Worth. Fort Worth will host the AFC team as well as ESPN and all of their associated activities, plus Taste of the NFL (and will have the annual Stock Show & Rodeo going on during Super Week) ...... You will be closer to Fort Worth if you stay in Hurst... and you might be able to avoid the insanity that is Highway 360 if you stay there as well. It would get my vote even beyond the proximity to the "cool" stuff. ;)This is a very good thing to point out. There was a big difference in the 2007 and 2010 Super Bowls which were both held at Joe Robbie/SunLife Stadium in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area. While the NFL Experience was housed at the Stadium both years, many ancillary events held in Miami-Dade in '07 were moved to Broward County / Ft. Lauderdale in '10 (this was due to an overall deal between the NFL and the Broward Convention & Visitors Bureau). Many who attended both years stayed in Miami (South Beach et al) both years and, while in the center of the pre-existing nightlife, found themselves isolated from many official events in '10.