For 45 years, my friends and I have come from Oklahoma for the Texas-OU game.
For the past three years, we have taken the Amtrak Heartland Flyer from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth the day before the game, rented a car at the train station and driven to Dallas to stay and enjoy the game at a sports bar.
This year, we decided we would stay instead at your Hilton Fort Worth and watch the game from a downtown sports bar. We would not even have to fight the traffic in Dallas. We spent two nights at the hotel, had a great dinner at Ruth’s Chris on Friday night, as well as many other fine dining experiences during our visit to Fort Worth.
Since the redevelopment of your downtown area, it has become a destination unto itself.
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Next year and hereafter, we plan to not only do the same thing, but will encourage our many friends who make the annual trip to do the same thing.
I have told people that the train ride is worth the trip. Your city’s hospitality just adds to the experience.
— Dennis Suitor, Tulsa, Okla.