I’m gonna say it, TCO Performance Center is nicer than the Dallas Cowboys facility that is sweeping the Internet right now…
It’s sweeping the sports Internet right now but if you haven’t already seen it, now’s the time to check it out. HBO’s Hard Knocks opened up their show this week with a 3-minute drone fly-through of a place they call “The Star”. It’s the Dallas Cowboys practice facility and it’s pretty impressive…check this out…
Take a soaring 3-minute journey through The Star. 💫🤯@DallasCowboys | #HardKnocks pic.twitter.com/6VAB7gbNBe
— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) August 25, 2021
Now, I’m gonna go ahead and say it, this might be a biased take since I’ve spent quite a bit of time there, but TCO Performance Center where the Vikings practice is just as nice if not slightly better in some areas.
Take a look back at these photos from an article I posted when the facility first opened. Mind you the facility was not quite finished and it was the middle of winter, but note there are many similarities.
And then look at this gallery from the Vikings, 185 pics of sweetness!
There are so many similarities, the meeting room, the fan accessible practice field, the development around it…very similar. I’d even have to say that Minnesota had to have fashioned much of their build on what Jerry was building down in Dallas in 2016. But when it comes to TCO, the locker room is larger, there’s more practice fields, there are more amenities supporting the players with the Gatorade Snack Bar, Cryotherapy chamber (Dallas is in the process of adding one now) and more.
I’ve never been to “The Star” in person, but I’ll stand by this opinion.
It truly is a horse apiece, but when big voice guy says “There’s nothing like it in all of American sport…”, The Minnesota Vikings would be fair to have issue with that statement!
It has been brought to my attention that Peter King is also on this train. Smart guy that Peter King!
Of those I've been inside:
3 Sea https://t.co/Jsx5LzHfFb
— Peter King (@peter_king) August 23, 2021