Avoid the hassles of driving to ‘Big D’ for OU-Texas by riding the Heartland Flyer

Thursday, September 23, 2021


There is arguably no other single event that draws more people from Oklahoma to Texas than the OU-Texas football game. Typically played on the second Saturday in October during the Texas State Fair, the Red River Rivalry draws an estimated 50,000 or more Sooner fans to “Big D” for this annual clash. This year’s game is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Oct. 9.

OU fans who have made the trek to Dallas on I-35 can attest that the drive down to the Cotton Bowl can often be annoying and inconvenient, especially having to deal with the onslaught of hundreds, if not thousands, of vehicles making a mad dash to the Lone Star State, as well as the seemingly always-present road construction on I-35. And let’s not forget the pain and expense of trying to find a decent parking place near Fair Park!

One way to escape the hassles of driving to the big game is by hopping on board the Heartland Flyer Big Game Train to Dallas. This unique and very affordable experience provides Sooner fans – and even Longhorn fans living in the Sooner State – a relaxing and hassle-free trip south of the Red River. Riding the rails gives you a chance to spend quality time with your family and friends and an opportunity to cheer on your favorite team with other passionate fans, all while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Arbuckle Mountains and Red River valley.

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