Arlington, Texas – When thousands of fans converge on AT&T Stadium in April for WrestleMania 38, those who don’t want to battle traffic on the roads will have another transportation option – public transit. The Dallas Sports Commission and the North Central Texas Council of Governments are partnering with regional transportation agencies this weekend to move WrestleMania fans quickly to and from the stadium.
The Trinity Railway Express (TRE) commuter rail line will run before and after the event, Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3. Special shuttle buses will be available to take fans from the CentrePort/DFW Airport Station to the event and be staged at AT&T Stadium to transport fans back to the station at the conclusion of the festivities both Saturday and Sunday.
Jointly operated by Trinity Metro and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), the TRE does not operate on Sundays, but thanks to a special partnership between Trinity Metro, DART, the Dallas Sports Commission and the North Central Texas Council of Governments, it will be available for fans April 3. The TRE will follow its usual Saturday schedule on April 2.
Trains and buses will be available starting at about 2 p.m. Saturday, and Sunday to help fans get to the event. They will run until approximately one hour after the event. Attendees will also receive information on transportation options throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area to help visitors navigate the region.
The WrestleMania program begins at 7 p.m. both days with the preshow starting at 6 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Additionally, the reversible managed lanes on Interstate Highway 30 will be open from Friday night through Monday morning to help make the drive to and from WrestleMania easier. Digital signage throughout the area will have the current information on lane status.
Tow trucks are expected to be staged on IH 30 and State Highway 360, as well as mobility assistance patrols, to help stranded motorists.
The Dallas Sports Commission and NCTCOG have previously partnered with transportation agencies to ensure smooth and safe travel options for large scale events in the region and will continue to offer such traffic solutions for future events.
The two-night WrestleMania extravaganza is one of World Wrestling Entertainment’s biggest events on the calendar and historically has brought together current stars in wrestling and WWE legends. The WWE is bringing WrestleMania back to AT&T Stadium for the first time since 2016, when an attendance record of over 100,000 people was established.
About the Dallas Sports Commission
The Dallas Sports Commission pursues amateur, grassroots, collegiate and professional championship events, positioning Dallas as the premier sports destination. A division of VisitDallas, the Dallas Sports Commission focuses on generating economic impact as well as improving the quality of life within the community through sports. For more information, visit www.dallassports.org
About the North Central Texas Council of Governments:
NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication and make joint decisions.
NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions. NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered on the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 229 member governments including 16 counties, 169 cities, 19 school districts and 27 special districts.