Prairie View A&M vs. Grambling State: A Match for Eyes and Ears


The Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic will bring thousands of football fans to the Cotton Bowl tomorrow, Saturday Oct. 1, for an epic showdown between the football teams and marching bands of Prairie View A&M and Grambling State universities.

DART can take you right to the gates to experience the beating drums, cheering fans and a football match that has been played at Fair Park since the 1980s.

Kickoff begins at 4 p.m., so make sure you leave early. A high volume of visitors are expected that day on the trains and at the fair, so be sure to plan your trip in advance.

DART and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will provide additional service to the game. Passengers riding DART Rail and the TRE to downtown Dallas can transfer easily to the Green Line, which will be available approximately every 15 minutes between Victory and Lawnview stations from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Riding DART gives fans a choice of two Green Line stations — Fair Park, located on Parry Avenue at the main entrance to the fairgrounds, or MLK, Jr., located south of R.B. Cullum Blvd., close to Gate 6 and the Cotton Bowl Stadium.

Save Time with the GoPass℠ App
You can save time and money when you purchase your State Fair of Texas tickets and DART passes with the GoPass app. Set up your GoPass account and buy your tickets in advance, but DON’T activate them until the day you go to the fair. The app is free through the Google Play store or the App Store.

For more information about DART service on game day, visit

About DART Daily

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) gets you around 13 cities with rail, bus, paratransit, and rideshare services. We serve DFW International Airport and Fort Worth via the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). The service area consists of 13 cities: Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett and University Park.
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