City of Arlington
ARLINGTON TEXAS AND THE DALLAS COWBOYS
With a population of more than 365,000 and spread across 100 square miles, Arlington is located precisely midway between Dallas and Fort Worth. In both population and area it has a unique distinction other than its 49-in-population standing. It is the largest “mid” city in America.
Arlington is the home of the Texas Rangers baseball team, and is the future home of the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys’ new stadium will host Super Bowl XLV in 2011.
As in the rest of Texas, Friday night high school football is a widespread obsession with fans of all ages. Arlington High School owns the city’s only state football championship, having won it in 1951 under head coach Mayfield Workman. Lamar High School nearly pulled off the same feat in 1990, but had to settle for a state runner-up title. In recent years, Martin High School and Mansfield Summit High School (a Mansfield ISD school located within Arlington) have enjoyed some success. Plus, it appears the football programs at Bowie High School and Juan Seguin High School are on the rise.
City of Arlington Information
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Location: State of Texas, central southern USA.
Mayor: Dr. Robert Cluck
Population: 359,467 (city); 6,003,967 (metropolitan area).
Time zone: GMT – 6 (GMT – 5 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).
Electricity: 110 volts AC, 50Hz; flat two-pin plugs are standard.
Airport: Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
|Jan||55 °F (13 °C)||36 °F (2 °C)||1.89 in (48 mm)|
|Feb||61 °F (16 °C)||41 °F (5 °C)||2.31 in (59 mm)|
|Mar||69 °F (21 °C)||49 °F (9 °C)||3.13 in (80 mm)|
|Apr||77 °F (25 °C)||56 °F (13 °C)||3.46 in (88 mm)|
|May||84 °F (29 °C)||65 °F (18 °C)||5.30 in (135 mm)|
|Jun||92 °F (33 °C)||73 °F (23 °C)||3.92 in (100 mm)|
|Jul||96 °F (36 °C)||77 °F (25 °C)||2.43 in (62 mm)|
|Aug||96 °F (36 °C)||76 °F (24 °C)||2.17 in (55 mm)|
|Sep||89 °F (32 °C)||69 °F (21 °C)||2.65 in (67 mm)|
|Oct||79 °F (26 °C)||58 °F (14 °C)||4.65 in (118 mm)|
|Nov||66 °F (19 °C)||47 °F (8 °C)||2.61 in (66 mm)|
|Dec||57 °F (14 °C)||39 °F (4 °C)||2.53 in (64 mm)|
|Year||77 °F (25 °C)||57 °F (14 °C)||37.1 in (942 mm)|
About Arlington Texas
The Pioneer Trail highlights sites of early settlements, including those of the Indians. It starts at Johnson Plantation Cemetery and ends at Watson Community, the two settlements that relocated to form the new community of Arlington when the Texas and Pacific Railroad located nearby. The Tour of Historic Buildings picks up where the Pioneer Trail leaves off with buildings from the beginning of modern-day Arlington. It starts at Six Flags Over Texas and Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, where the new and the old Texas Rangers come together, and ends at Meadowbrook Park. The two driving tours have been designed so that you can proceed directly from the Pioneer Trail to the Tour of Historic Buildings. Be patient… like Texas, Arlington is big and takes awhile to explore.
Arlington is a city in Tarrant County, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. The community was named in honor of Robert E. Lee’s hometown in Virginia.
Arlington attractions: Six Flags Over Texas
Sports teams: Texas Rangers (AL)
Historic sites and museums: Antique Sewing Machine Museum, Arlington Museum of Art, Fielder Museum, Legends of the Game Baseball Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Texas at Arlington
THE HOME OF AMERICA’S TEAM
THE DALLAS COWBOYS
One of the great assets Arlington has is accessibility to the entire metroplex. There will be 14 approaches from major highways into the new stadium in Arlington, compared with three at Texas Stadium.
From a regional standpoint the new stadium will be one of the most accessible venues ever planned. The Arlington Entertainment District is the beneficiary of $270 million in improvements to the area highways that will directly benefit the new stadium. This infrastructure investment will provide new and improved access to the venue from three exits off of I-30 and upgrade the interchange at Hwy 360 and Division.
For more information on the New Stadium please visit the site at http://stadium.dallascowboys.com/