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                           TABLE OF CONTENTS


          Chapter 6 – Hotel - Travel - Tourist Information



             SECTION HEADING                                      PAGE

             Stay And Play Policy                                    2

             Frequently Asked Questions – Stay & Play                3

             Dallas Hotel Listing                                    5

             Hotel Reservation Instructions - THS                    8

             Reservation Request Form                                9

             Air Transportation                                     10

             Ground Transportation & Rental Cars                    11

             Public Transportation                                  12

             Web Links for Dallas, Texas                            13

             Dallas Fun Facts                                       14




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                                  STAY AND PLAY POLICY

USA Volleyball has instituted a "Stay and Play" policy for the 2011 USA Volleyball Adult Open
Volleyball Championships. Seventy-five percent (75%) of the roster for each team registering for
Nationals must make its hotel reservations through THS (www.thsweb.com ) at an approved USA
Volleyball hotel to be eligible to participate in the 2011 USA Open Volleyball Championships. The
approved hotel list is generated by USA Volleyball and THS.
The reasons for implementing the “Stay and Play” policy are to increase the amount of room nights
available to teams and to help police the rates the hotels are offering. By increasing the number of
room nights actually used for the purpose of attending our events, USA Volleyball is able to prove to
the host cities our positive impact on their local economy and thus build stronger relationships as well
as help to offset convention center pricing.
THS is and will continue to guarantee the lowest group rates available through continual rate integrity
checks (exclusions include single/king bedded rooms, employee rates, government rates, AAA and
AARP rates). Rates range widely, starting as low as $79. THS will work with any team that may have
a special situation (please see Special Situations below). If you still are unsure, or think you have
found a better rate, please feel free to call THS.
Each team will be required to book rooms through THS from the hotels listed on pages 3-4.
Individuals should indicate team association when making room reservations through THS.
Special Situations
If you are in a situation listed below, call THS and ask for more information on how we can help.
•   Do you already have a signed hotel contract? Please email Danni a copy of your Hotel contract
    and what your needs are. We will try and incorporate those rooms into our approved hotel list.

•   If you are a local team, not in need of hotel rooms, please contact USA Volleyball’s Event
    Department (719-228-6800, specify which event).

THS will open hotel registration on Jan. 11, 2011. If your team has already made housing
arrangements, but they are not with the approved hotels, it is in your best interest to contact THS.

                                     THS Contact Information:
                                       Danielle Sacco-Tufaro
                                         c/o THS Company
                              111 Mill Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
                                     Phone: 888-536-8326, x 16
                                         Fax: 908-684-2456
                             Email: Danielle Sacco danni@thsweb.com
                                      Web: www.thsweb.com




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          FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – STAY & PLAY POLICY

Who determines the rules for Stay and Play?
USA Volleyball implemented the stay and play policy and works with our housing partner THS to see
that it is enforced. When teams are notified by THS about teams not complying with the stay and play
policy, it is at USAV’s request.

Who decides the city for the National Championships?
USA Volleyball determines which city to go to each year based on venue cost and availability, hotel
rates and availability as well as other ancillary expenses.

Stay and Play or (Required Housing) Tournament Benefits:
   •    Required housing requires all of the hotels in the hotel community to work with USAV/THS for
        the tournament. Without required housing some of the hotels in the best locations try and
        book the business direct at inflated rates (higher than acceptable tournament rates).

   •    Total room nights are trackable in each city, giving USAV more negotiating leverage for venue
        costs, and concessions in future years. That keeps costs in running the event in check and
        registration costs level each year.

Stay and Play or (Required Housing) Club and Team Benefits:
    •   Better comp policies for the teams
    •   Guaranteed lowest group rates
    •   Clubs and multiple teams are able to be together in the same hotel

Teams can find cheaper rooms on their own:
THS has implemented a clause in the contract with each hotel property that in the event a hotel
inadvertently sells direct to the public then a lower rate than the tournament rate, THS will match that
rate for each person that receives that rate in writing from the hotel. THS will monitor the rates each
hotel sells direct to the public. This will assure the clause that requires the tournament rate to be the
lowest is enforced. If a team/club is quoted a lower rate please report this to THS and copy USAV.
This will ensure all participants receive the lowest rate possible for this event.

Teams can get more comp rooms on their own:
If a team or club is able to get more comp rooms on your room, report to THS and copy USAV what
they were quoted in writing (by the hotel) and THS will do their best to get it matched.

Individuals want to redeem Rewards Points:
While THS can’t redeem rewards points, that shouldn’t prevent an individual from redeeming them on
your trip. Give THS your confirmation letter (that is booked using rewards points) from an approved
hotel, and THS will issue credit against the team reservation.




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Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotelplanner.com websites are cheaper:
There are only 2-5 rooms available at this rate, and are not available to groups. It is like a carrot a
hotel dangles to try and get you to book additional rooms. Most of the time, you also have to prepay
the room in full with a “no refunds” policy. This is not comparable with THS’s rates and their
cancelation policies. Also, websites like hotelplanner.com add extra booking fees on top of the rates
after you book.

There are lower Rates inside 30 days before arrival
When THS is unable to fill a hotel block, hotels have the right to do what they can to sell their
remaining inventory. Like airline flights, people booking at different times get different rates. THS’s
rates are always going to be the overall lowest available group rate.

I want a hotel that is not on the list
The team or club can contact THS and request any hotel that is not on the approved hotel list. They
will do their best to negotiate the best price for your team/club.

I have family in the area and am staying with Friends and/or family
If you have friends or family in the area, please contact USAV for a waiver form. USAV will notify you
in writing if your waiver has been approved.

Are clubs able to be booked in the same hotel?
THS makes every effort to keep teams and clubs together in the same hotel. You can use one or
both ways to increase your chances on keeping your club together in one hotel. First, make sure you
put in a room reservation request early and not wait until you qualify. Second, try and use the same
point of contact for all of your teams in your club. This way there is one point of contact making the
decision on where your teams and club stay.

I want a hotel that is within walking distance
THS tries hard to accommodate each team and club’s request. However it is impossible to fulfill every
request of every club. Unfortunately, there isn’t a city in the country where USAV can go and have
every team stay in walking distance rooms. So, USAV has implemented the pre-booking policy as well
as releasing more rooms in May, in order to accommodate as many requests as possible.

What’s new at THS
   •   Designated Customer Service Manager- A real person, not an automated system to handle
       any problems you may have
   •   24 hour Return call Guarantee
   •   All clubs that confirm 200 or more room nights at an event (based on previous season) will
       have one point of contact at THS
   •   All Regional Commissioners will have one point of contact at THS




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                                          HOTEL LISTING

THS has reserved rooms at these hotels in the Dallas, Texas, area for May 21 – June 5, 2011. The
Tournament weekend is a very busy time. Please make your reservations as soon as you submit
your application to USAV. You can complete you reservation on-line at www.thsweb.com , or return
the form on page 4. Confirmation numbers will be provided to you after receipt of final rooming list.

                                 AREA A - HEADQUARTERS HOTEL
      Hotel Name                                          Amenities                                  Price

                             1840 Room Hotel built in 1959 with restaurant, lounge/bar, outdoor
                             pool, fitness center, guest laundry, game room, gift shop, Our
                             vibrant urban location in the downtown arts and financial district is
     Sheraton Hotel
                             just minutes from the Dallas Convention Center, One Arts Plaza,
   400 North Olive Street    AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Cotton Bowl Stadium, and               $109
     Dallas, TX 75201        Victory Park. This is a SMOKE-FREE hotel.
                                     LOCATED 1 MILE FROM CONVENTION CENTER
                                               Parking Charge: $26.00


                                    OTHER DOWNTOWN HOTELS
      Hotel Name                                          Amenities                                  Price

                             170 Room Hotel built in 1925 with restaurant, lounge/bar, fitness
                             center, guest laundry, This hotel is a boutique hotel located in the
 Hotel Indigo Downtown       heart of Downtown Dallas. Relax in our guestrooms featuring
     1933 Main Street
                             hardwood floors, spa like showers with Aveda products, and              $99
     Dallas, TX 75201        oversized beds. This is a SMOKE-FREE hotel.
                                     LOCATED 1 MILE FROM CONVENTION CENTER
                                               Parking Charge: $16.00

                             292 Room Hotel built in 1968 with restaurant, lounge/bar, outdoor
Crowne Plaza Downtown        pool, fitness center, guest laundry, Located in the heart of
     1015 Elm Street         downtown Dallas, our brand new hotel is within a short walk of all
     Dallas, TX 75202        the downtown attractions and offers convenient proximity to all the
                             Metroplex major attractions, including DFW and Love Field. This is      $109
                             a SMOKE-FREE hotel.
                                   LOCATED 4 BLOCKS FROM CONVENTION CENTER
                                               Parking Charge: $10.00

                             407 Room Hotel built in 1978 with restaurant, lounge/bar, fitness
   Marriott City Center      center, gift shop. This gorgeous Downtown Dallas hotel offers
   650 North Pearl Street    luxury accommodations and an ideal location in the vibrant Arts
     Dallas, TX 75201        District. Enjoy world-class entertainment, fine dining and exclusive
                             shopping at Neiman Marcus' flagship store. This is a SMOKE-             $109
                             FREE hotel.
                                     LOCATED 1 MILE FROM CONVENTION CENTER
                                               Parking Charge: $12.00

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                                       AREA C - UPTOWN HOTELS
       Hotel Name                                           Amenities                                 Price

                               184 Room Motel built in 1924 with restaurant, lounge/bar, fitness
                               Center. The Warwick Melrose is convenient choice among Dallas
                               TX hotels, centrally located in the Uptown Oak Lawn and Turtle
      Warwick Hotel            Creek area, five minutes from Love Field Airport and twenty-five
   3015 Oak Lawn Avenue        minutes from D/FW International Airport. This is a SMOKE-FREE          $109
      Dallas, TX 75219         hotel.
                                      LOCATED 3 MILES FROM CONVENTION CENTER
                                                 Parking Charge: $24.00



                                 AREA D – MARKET CENTER HOTELS
       Hotel Name                                           Amenities                                 Price

                               116 Room Hotel built in 1995 with free continental breakfast,
 Marriott Fairfield Inn &      indoor pool, outdoor pool, fitness center, guest laundry, This hotel
         Suites                is located in the heart of Dallas Market Center and only two miles
2110 Market Center Boulevard   from Downtown Dallas. The hotel is located within walking
                                                                                                      $75
      Dallas, TX 75207         distance of Dallas Market Hall and the World Trade Center.
                               This is a SMOKE-FREE hotel.
                                     LOCATED 2.5 MILES FROM CONVENTION CENTER


                               184 Room Hotel built in 1991 with restaurant, lounge/bar, outdoor
Marriott Courtyard Market      pool, fitness center, whirlpool, guest laundry, gift shop, With a
                               beautiful lobby, courtyard, and outdoor pool, this hotel is a great    $79
          Center
                               place to relax, refresh, and enjoy the atmosphere.
2150 Market Center Boulevard
      Dallas, TX 75207               LOCATED 2.5 MILES FROM CONVENTION CENTER


                               354 Room Hotel built in 1982 with restaurant, lounge/bar, indoor
                               pool, fitness center, whirlpool, gift shop, As part of the Sleep
  Crowne Plaza Market
                               Advantage Program this hotel offers deluxe bedding and luxury
        Center
                               amenities to induce sleep so that you experience an optimal
   7050 North Stemmons                                                                                $85
                               night's rest for each night of your stay. This is a SMOKE-FREE
         Freeway               hotel.
     Dallas, TX 75247
                                      LOCATED 6 MILES FROM CONVENTION CENTER


   Holiday Inn Market          200 Room Hotel built in 1972 with restaurant, lounge/bar, outdoor
         Center                pool, fitness center, guest laundry, gift shop, Enjoy convenient
 4500 Harry Hines Boulevard    access to Love Field Airport, the Dallas Market Center, UT
      Dallas, TX 75219         Southwestern Medical Center, Scottish Rite Hospital, & other           $85
                               downtown locations; with our complimentary shuttle service
                               serving a 5 mile radius. This is a SMOKE-FREE hotel.
                                     LOCATED 3.5 MILES FROM CONVENTION CENTER



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                          514 Room Hotel built in 1982 with restaurant, lounge/bar, outdoor
                          pool, fitness center, sauna, guest laundry, gift shop, Remarkable
                          architecture, newly renovated guest rooms, upscale amenities and
Marriott Renaissance      breathtaking views of the city's skyline makes the Renaissance
2222 Stemmons Freeway     standout among luxury hotels in Dallas. This is a SMOKE-FREE           $95
   Dallas, TX 75207       hotel.
                                 LOCATED 3 MILES FROM CONVENTION CENTER
                                            Parking Charge: $15.00

                          224 Room Hotel built in 1980 with free full breakfast, free evening
                          cocktails, restaurant, lounge/bar, indoor pool, fitness center,
Embassy Suites Market     sauna, whirlpool, guest laundry, gift shop. Our stylish hotel is
      Center              conveniently located near a wealth of local businesses, including      $95
2727 Stemmons Freeway
                          the Dallas medical community, as well as a host of tourist
                                                                                                 $109
   Dallas, TX 75207       attractions. What's more, we provide complimentary transportation
                          to and from Dallas Love Field Airport.
                                LOCATED 5.5 MILES FROM CONVENTION CENTER



                               AREA E – PARK CENTRAL HOTEL
    Hotel Name                                        Amenities                                  Price

                          536 Room Hotel built in 1980 with restaurant, lounge/bar, outdoor
 Westin Park Central      pool, fitness center, guest laundry, gift shop, Newly renovated
   12720 Merit Drive      unique urban retreat with a location convenient to Dallas' prime
   Dallas, TX 75093       attractions. Only 15 minutes from downtown, this hotel has over
                          300 restaurants within a 5 mile radius. This is a SMOKE-FREE           $79
                          hotel.
                                LOCATED 12 MILES FROM CONVENTION CENTER
                                            Parking Charge: $6.00




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                             RESERVATION INSTRUCTIONS

ON-LINE RESERVATIONS:
   1) This list can be found on the THS website (www.thsweb.com) and may be filled out and
      submitted from there.
   2) You should receive your confirmation or contract e-mailed back within 30 seconds (if
      submitted on the THS website).
HARD COPY PROCEDURE:

If you do not have access to a computer, then complete the reservation form below
   1) Select your choice of hotels and then forward the hotel request to the Fax Number or Address
      at the bottom of the form on the next page.
   2) THS will send you an agreement to sign along with a rooming list to complete. If you need
      any assistance, call (866) 536-6968.
   3) You should receive a confirmation or contract faxed back within 2 business days, or received
      by mail within 5 business days. If you do not receive it by then, please call THS immediately.




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HOTEL RESERVATION REQUEST FORM – USA VOLLEYBALL OPENS ‘11


Team Name (if applicable):

Contact Name/Address:




Daytime Phone #:                                                   Fax #:

E-mail address:

                   st
Hotel Request: 1 Choice:
                   nd
                  2 Choice:
                   rd
                  3 Choice:

Number of Rooms:          Sat 5/21             Sun 5/22               Mon 5/23:                 Tue 5/24:

                        Wed 5/25:              Thu 5/26:                Fri 5/27:               Sat 5/28:

                         Sun 5/29:            Mon 5/30:                Tue 5/31:                Wed 6/1:

                          Thu 6/2:               Fri 6/3:                   Sat 6/4:             Sun 6/5:

♦ Cots are available @ $10-$15

♦ Rates are for 1-4 people and do not include taxes.

♦ HOTEL indicates interior corridors and MOTEL indicates exterior rooms.

♦ Swimming pools are outdoor unless otherwise indicated.

♦ All rooms will have two beds unless contract states otherwise.

♦ Please make all requests (King Beds, Cots, Non-Smoking Rooms, Adjoining Rooms, Etc.) on the rooming list.



FORWARD TO:             Fax: (908) 684-2456                         Address:       THS Company
                        Web Page: www.thsweb.com                                   111 Mill Street
                                                                                   Hackettstown, NJ 07840




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                                   AIR TRANSPORTATION

                                                              ,
The Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport, www.dfwairport.com, is located 30 minutes from
downtown Dallas.


                                           Airline Carriers


                                   888-247-2262
                                 1-888                                                   1-800-221-1212




                                 1-800
                                   800-247-8726                                          1-800-432-1359




                                 1-800
                                   800-252-7522                                          1-800-359-6786




                                   800-433-7300
                                 1-800                                                   1-800-241-6522



                                   800-433-7300
                                 1-800                                                   1-800-428-4322



                                   800-525-0280
                                 1-800




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                                  GROUND TRANSPORTATION



                                                   SuperShuttle
Shared–ride van service: After you claim your luggage, locate the Information Board/Phone at baggage
claim. Press the appropriate number for SuperShuttle. After giving your location (the terminal and section are
on the phone) to the Guest Service Representative, proceed outside to the orange “Shared Ride” area and look
for your SuperShuttle van.


                                         RENTAL CARS
                                                    th
DFW’s Rental Car Center is located at 2424 East 38 Street near the south entrance of DFW Airport and is
served by 10 companies.

Arriving Passengers: After collecting your baggage, follow the “Rental Car” signs to the designated pick-up
area on the lower level of the terminal. From there, board the Rental Car shuttle bus. Busses depart every five
minutes and take approximately 10 minutes to reach the Rental Car Center.

Departing Passengers: Return the vehicle to the Rental Car center prior to your departing flight. Board the
Rental Car Shuttle for transportation from the facility to the terminal.

The following rental car companies serve the DFW Airport.



                                    1-800-777-5500                                            1-800-325-8007




                                    1-800-327-9633                                            1-972-574-3360



                                   1-800-831-1212 or                                         1-800-654-3131 or
                                     972-574-4130                                             1-972-453-4759



                                    1-800-527-0700                                            1-800-227-3876




                                    1-866-434-2226                                            1-972-456-5980




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                                  PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART): For more information on DART, please see the website at
www.dart.org or call 214-979-1111. DART service from the convention center runs
  • 4am-midnight Monday through Friday
  • 4am-11:45pm Saturday and Sunday
  • $1.75 one way or $4 for a day pass

Trinity Railway Express (TRE)

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Fort Worth’s The T offer rail service to DFW Airport from
Dallas and Fort Worth via the Trinity Railway Express. Scheduled rail service is provided Monday
thru Saturday. There is no service on Sunday. Board the Trinity Railway Express at any of the
following train stations located throughout the Metroplex: Union Station (Downtown near
Convention Center), Medical/ Market Center, South Irving, West Irving, Hurst/Bell, Richland Hills,
ITC and T&P. Ride the shuttle from the CentrePort/ DFW Airport Station Bus Stop to Remote South
Parking lot and transfer to the Terminal A and C shuttle, Terminal B and E shuttle, or the Terminal D
shuttle.
For a map of downtown locations, please see http://www.trinityrailwayexpress.org/dallasmap.html.
Contact TRE at 214-979-1111 (1-877-657-0146) or go to www.trinityrailwayexpress.org to purchase
tickets ($1.50 one way).

Taxis

Taxi Service is available on the upper level of Terminals A, B, C, and E and on the lower level of
Terminal D. For assistance, please locate the Airport Ground Transportation employee wearing a
white Airport shirt. The central telephone number is 972-574-5878. Fares to downtown Dallas are
approximately $40 (US).

  Alamo Cab Company              214-688-1999             King Cab Company            214-467-5464

    Ambassador Cab               214-905-1111          Ranger Taxi Company            214-428-0202

        Checker Cab              972-222-2000                 Star Cab                214-252-0055

 Cowboy Cab Company              214-428-0202        State Taxi Cab Company           214-630-9595

        Diamond Taxi             214-349-3333                Taxi Dallas              972-554-1212

  Eagle Cab Company              214-421-7788          Texas Cab Company              214-599-9483

   Executive Taxi, Inc.          972-554-1212           United Cab Services           817-819-7787

        Freedom Cab              214-712-0800                 US Cab                  214-350-4600

  Golden Cab Company             972-554-1212          Yellow Cab Company             214-426-6262




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                                      DALLAS WEBSITES


Dallas Convention & Visitors     www.dallascvb.com
Bureau

Dallas Conventions Center        www.dallasconventioncenter.com

Dallas Current Weather &         http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX0327?from=search_city
Forecast

Dallas-Ft. Worth International   www.dfwairport.com
Airport

Dallas Area Rapid Transit        www.dart.org
(DART)

Map- Dallas                      http://www.dallascvb.com/visitors/images/map/citywide_dallas.pdf

Map - Downtown Dallas            http://www.dallascvb.com/visitors/images/map/Dallas_D.pdf

Map- DART Rail Line              http://www.dallascvb.com/visitors/images/map/downtown_interests.pdf
Downtown

Map- DART                        http://www.dallascvb.com/visitors/images/display.php?id=2317

Map- Downtown Hotels             http://thsweb.com/hotel-amap.cfm?TournamentID=2662

Map- Area Hotels                 http://thsweb.com/hotel-amap2.cfm?TournamentID=2662

Things to Do in Dallas           http://www.dallascityhall.com/services/Services_Visitors.html

Trinity Railway Express (TRE)    www.trinityrailwayexpress.com




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                                    FUN FACTS - DALLAS

•   The ninth-largest city and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan
    area in the nation, Dallas covers approximately 343 square
    miles and has a population of 1,299,543. The ultra modern and
    sophisticated city attracts worldwide travelers, making the area
    the No. 1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas.
•   Location: Dallas is located in the Central Time Zone in North
    Central Texas, 35 miles east of Fort Worth, 245 miles north,
    northwest of Houston and 300 miles north of the Gulf of
    Mexico.
•   Elevation: 450-750 feet
•   Annual Visitors: 28.20 million domestic visitors
•   Climate: Average minimum temperature is 55 degrees Fahrenheit (12.7 degrees Celsius); average
    maximum temperature is 76 degrees Fahrenheit (24.4 degrees Celsius). Dallas has an average annual
    rainfall of 33.3 inches (84.6 centimeters)
•   Business Climate: The Dallas area is home to 24 Fortune 500 companies including Exxon Mobil, JC
    Penney, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Texas Instruments, RadioShack and others. The Dallas area is
    also home to seven of the world’s most admired companies.
•   Sports & Recreation: Dallas is home to five professional sports teams: The Dallas Cowboys (NFL);
    Dallas Stars (NHL); Dallas Mavericks (NBA); FC Dallas (MLS) and the Texas Rangers (MLB) plus
    NASCAR and Indy racing. The area is also home to more than 200 golf courses.
•   The frozen margarita machine was invented in Dallas
•   The integrated circuit computer chip (which became the microchip) was invented in Dallas in 1958
•   The 52 foot 'Big Tex' statue that greets visitors at the annual State Fair of Texas is the tallest cowboy in
    Texas.
•   With the roof enclosed, the entire Statue of Liberty could fit into the new Cowboys Stadium.
•   During the winter holiday season, the Galleria Dallas is home to the country's tallest indoor Christmas
    tree.
•   The largest permanent model train exhibit in the country is on display in the lobby of Dallas Children's
    Medical Center.
•   The Dallas Arts District is the largest urban arts district in the United States.
•   The Trinity River Corridor Project, when completed, will be more than 10 times the size of New York's
    Central Park.
•   Highland Park Village Shopping Center, developed in 1931 has the distinction of being the first planned
    shopping center in America.
•   The first convenience store, 7-eleven, got its start in Dallas and the corporation is headquartered there
    today.
•   Lamar Hunt, founder of the American Football League and son of oil tycoon H.L. Hunt, was a noted
    Dallas resident when he coined the phrase 'Super Bowl'.
•   A few celebrities from the area: Angie Harmon, Luke and Owen Wilson, Nastia Luikin, Lee Trevino,
    Norah Jones, Erykah Badu, Jessica Simpson
•   A few of the movies/tv series filmed in the area: Dallas; Silkwood; Places in the Heart; RoboCop; Born
    on the Fourth of July; Walker, Texas Ranger; Prison Break (more listed at www.filmdfw.com)
•   The Dallas area is the largest metropolitan area in the nation not on a navigable body of water.
•   The Dallas-Fort Worth Arlington Metroplex is the No. 1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas.
•   The Dallas Public Library permanently displays one of the original copies of the Declaration of
    Independence, printed on July 4, 1776, and the First Folio of William Shakespeare’s “Comedies,
    Histories & Tragedies.”
•   The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is home to 41 of the richest Americans.


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