Have you been to a Texas Legends basketball game at Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco? We went last year and had a great time. The game is very family friendly, and in a really easy location, so it’s hassle free too.
In addition to the entertainment you’d expect – basketball, dancers and music – there are kid activities on both sides of the court and in the upper level concourse. The kid activities are going on during the game, so depending on the age of your kids you can let them roam around or take some breaks from watching the game to visit these areas together. The activities vary each night, but this should give you an idea of what to expect.
One side of the court had a rock climbing wall, jousting, basketball shooting and more.
The other side of the court had hula hoops, basketballs and I think there was some sort of beach ball volleyball game going on at one point. Behind this area was the Scott Morgan Johnson Middle School (McKinney ISD) band. They did a great job, and as a middle school band parent I really appreciated the team giving local kids a chance to play at a game. Parkhill Junior High School (Richardson ISD) kids sang the national anthem and the McKinney Dance Academy did a halftime performance. They were all a big hit.
Around the upper deck area were a bunch of interactive things for little and big kids (and adults too). You can compare your height to Spud Webb and Shawn Bradley, compare your shoe size with Tyson Chandler, and compare your standing reach to Lebron James.
My kids really enjoyed everything there (including the Mavs “Clappers” the dancers handed out), so it was a fun night for us.
NBA Development League (affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks)
Dr. Pepper Arena, Frisco