Thousands of fans pack Arlington’s entertainment district for Cowboys and Rangers home games

ARLINGTON, TX (CBSDFW.COM) – It’s a rare night when the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers both have home games.

That means over a hundred thousand sports fans converge on nearby Arlington stadiums, creating plenty of excitement but also traffic headaches.

There’s a lot more interest in the Cowboys here tonight, even if their game doesn’t count.

With Rangers struggling, the return of football breathes new life into the DFW sports scene.

It’s their first visit to AT&T Stadium – Randy Glasgow and his family dressed up for the occasion because they’re longtime Cowboys fans.

“Die hard,” said Glasgow. “We watched a few at home and now we finally have the opportunity to come, we are delighted

“I feel really pumped and really excited,” said fan Randal Glasgow.

It’s also the first time the Ramirez family will be able to see Globe Life Field in person despite being loyal Rangers fans.

“It’s my first time to the stadium and I’ve never been to a baseball game, so I’m very excited,” Claudia Ramirez said.

As Rangers fans headed straight for the stadium, Cowboys hookers enjoyed tailgating parties in the parking lot.

“I think it’s going to be a challenge, the offensive line is definitely taking a beating,” Cowboys fan Corey Johnson said.

Rangers now find themselves battling for the attention, but their fans will say their game tonight still beats pre-season football.

“Texas Rangers, definitely a preseason game for the Cowboys, I personally think they’re really boring,” Johnson said.

Some of those fans might be shocked when they leave because Highway 360, which runs north-south just east of the Entertainment District will be closed to the south due to construction.

This could cause many people to return home in the wee hours of the morning.

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