When it comes to rooting for the home team, you have plenty of options in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. You can find a wide range of sports teams from basketball and football to roller derby, Ultimate Frisbee, and everything in between. 

Dallas Mavericks

Dallas Mavs

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The Dallas Mavericks play in the National Basketball Association in the Western Conference Southwest Division. The team competes at the American Airlines Center, located on Victory Avenue in Dallas. The Mavs' current star players include Luca Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis, and Tim Hardaway Jr. While cheering for the team, you can also enjoy tasty fare in the arena, with options like grilled burgers and hot dogs, nachos, Philly and Texas cheesesteak sandwiches, and barbecue. 

The NBA season runs from October to April, with the playoffs starting in late April. If the team earns a spot in the playoffs, they'll play some of their games at home, depending on their seeding in the tournament. NBA games are fun for the entire family.

Dallas Stars

The American Airlines Center also hosts the Dallas Stars, a hockey team that competes in the Central Division of the Western Conference in the National Hockey League. The NHL season also runs from October to April. The Stars often host home games with promotions and giveaways for fans, so keep an eye out for a game where you could get some merchandise or something special when you attend. If you plan to bring your family, check out the family meal packs, where you can get four tickets, four hot dogs, and four drinks, starting at $20 per person.

Dallas Derby Devils 

The Dallas Derby Devils consists of five home teams, including the Death Row Rumblers, the Slaughterers, the Wrecking Crew, the Suicide Shifters, and the High Seas Hotties. The all-star squad is called the Army of Darkness, which is the team that represents the league in WFTDA competitions. The organization behind the team is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering youth and women in the DFW community. They remain committed to that goal through the fostering of camaraderie and competition in the sport of flat track roller derby as well as participating in public entertainment and events and contributing to local charities. 

The home season for the Dallas Derby Devils starts in late June and runs through late September, although the exact dates depend on the season. The team participates in most of its events at the NYTEX Sports Centre in North Richland Hills. However, the venue does rotate depending on availability and the competing derby team. Families are welcome at the derby competitions, and kids ages 10 and under get in free with paying adults.

Dallas Cowboys

You can't really talk about Dallas sports teams without mentioning the Cowboys, a football team that competes in the NFC East Division of the National Football League. It is currently led by Dak Prescott, the team's quarterback. The Cowboys recently hired a new head coach, Mike McCarthy, who brings 13 years of coaching experience to the franchise. The Cowboys started playing at AT&T Stadium, located in Arlington, when construction finished on the stadium in 2009. It features a retractable roof so the team can play regardless of the weather.

Preseason in the NFL kicks off in early August, while the regular season begins in mid-September and runs through January. The final game of the NFL season is the Super Bowl, which happens in early February. Fans of all ages are welcome at games at AT&T Stadium, although the average football game lasts for at least three hours, so it may be tough for younger kids to sit through the whole thing.

Duncanville High School

Texas is known for its high school football teams, and Dallas houses some of the top teams in the state. Duncanville High School is among the best, boasting an impressive coaching staff and star players that love the game. In 2018, the team went 14-1 in its division and was the Division I runner-up team in the state.

In addition to football, the high school has a number of other athletic teams that compete at high levels. In fact, all teams except girls' track and field and softball have won a state title. The girls' basketball team went undefeated during the 1989, 1990, 1997, 2013, and 2016 seasons. No matter what sport you like to watch, you can find impressive athletes on every stage at this high school.

Dallas Roughnecks

The Dallas Roughnecks is a team that competes in the American Ultimate Disc League, which is the world's largest professional ultimate league. The team hosts six home games each season and plays those games at John Paul II High School in Plano. Ultimate Frisbee, also known as just ultimate, is a fast-growing and entertaining sport that involves throwing a disc and trying to make goals on either end of a field.

More than 5 million people across the U.S. play ultimate, whether participating on a club level or getting involved in pickup games at their local parks. The Dallas Roughnecks start their season in early April and end with the championship weekend in August, if they earn a spot in this competition.

Baylor Bears 

Baylor College is in Waco, which is about 90 miles outside of the DFW area. The Bears play in the Big 12 Conference of the NCAA, including Division I FBS and college basketball. You can cheer on this team in football, basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, soccer, volleyball, track and field, and acrobatics and tumbling. The football team plays at McLane Stadium, which opened in 2014, while the home basketball games take place at Ferrell Center on campus. The school's athletic program mascots are two live black bears named Judge Joy and Judge Lady. 

So, there you have it – a list of some of Hiley Subaru's favorite sports teams to follow in DFW. Did we leave any out that you love to root for at their home games? Share your favorite sports teams and which games you plan to attend in the comments below!

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