Travel Tips from Dallas Knights

UCF alumni and friends at SMU

On Saturday, Nov. 13, our Knights take on Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and we know UCF fans show up and show out. That's why we asked our local alumni group, the Dallas/Ft. Worth UCF Alumni Club, for their best recommendations for Knights making the trip!


Things To Do

We've got your pre-game plans covered with two events for Knights! 


Friday, Nov. 12 | Welcome Reception

Katy Trail Ice House, 4-7 p.m.


Meet us for Happy Hour at Katy Trail Ice House, a dog-friendly beer garden and restaurant on the Katy Trail. The Ice House boasts barbecue, burgers and 50 beers on tap, all served on the best patio in Dallas.


Saturday, Nov. 13 | Pre-game Tailgate

Crum Lacrosse and Sports Field Entrance, 8-10:30 a.m.

BYO Food: FREE | With Food: $20


Please register for the tailgate if you plan to attend. Purchase of a $20 food ticket includes exclusive access to Rudy's Bar-B-Q, sweet tea, unsweet tea and water.


Don't like barbecue? No problem! Bring your own food and drinks and join us in the UCF Alumni tailgating area. 



For the rest of your time in Dallas-Ft. Worth, our local alumni recommend the following activities:


Best Food and Drinks

We know that #UCFood game is strong, so our local alumni have shared the best food in the area for Knights to enjoy:


​​Places to Stay

Our friends from the American Athletic Conference recommend the following options for lodging in the Dallas area:


  • Magnolia Hotel
  • The Highlands Downtown
  • Hotel Lumen


Cheerleader at UCF ChargeOn Tailgate event

We hope this helps as you plan your travels to cheer on our Knights! We look forward to seeing you in Dallas.


Go Knights, Charge On!


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