The Fan Sports Lounge opens in Victory Park

Posted 9:13am on Thursday, Nov. 03, 2011

There has never been a more exciting time to be a sports fan in DFW. With the Dallas Mavericks as the reigning NBA champions, the Texas Rangers fresh off consecutive World Series appearances and Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium, it stands to reason that this is the optimal time to open an 8,000-square-foot sports bar dedicated to the sports fan.

The Fan Sports Lounge is now open in the spot that was previously the Boardroom in the Cirque luxury apartments across from American Airlines Center. The name comes from its affiliation with 105.3 The Fan, the 100,000-watt sports radio station that is the home of the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Motor Speedway, NASCAR, NCAA March Madness basketball and the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl.

While still in its soft opening phase, the latest addition to the DFW sports bar scene was at capacity for the World Series games. Baseball fans who flocked to Victory Park -- a spot with a reputation as an overpriced destination -- found a menu with no item over $10, a 200-inch HD projection screen and a game room featuring Golden Tee with a 60-inch screen, classic games such as Punch-Out and Street Fighter 2 and pool tables.

Another unique aspect is the state-of-the-art studio inside the restaurant that will allow 105.3 The Fan to broadcast during big games across the street at the AAC as well as Cowboys post-game shows and other major events.

Happy hour is weekdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and features $3 domestics and $4 wells. Private rooms that can accommodate up to 50 are available. Valet parking is available for $5; it's $10 on nights with an event at the AAC.

The Fan Sports Lounge's "Grand Opening" celebration will be Nov. 9 at 8 p.m., following a private event that should attract plenty of familiar faces from the local sports scene.



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