Allen is a fast growing city in the Dallas northern suburbs established originally as a railroad town. It is home to a Collin College campus and very dynamic Allen High School that has its own football stadium, the largest of its kind serving only one school. Allen is the city where it is easy to stay active, with generally sunny weather, lot of green areas and something always going on at the popular Allen Event Center. The city is also known for its numerous shopping outlets.

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1.Eagle Stadium

Eagle Stadium
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Owned and operated by the Allen Independent School District, Eagle Stadium is a football stadium in Allen, Texas and home of the Allen High School Eagles. The opening game in August 2012 was between Allen Eagles and Southlake Carroll, the defending 5A state champions. Allen won 24-0 and won the title later that year. The Eagles have not lost a single game played at their stadium. The stadium is known for its size – it can accommodate 18,000 spectators. It is the largest stadium in Texas that serves only one high school. Beneath the grandstand are spaces for wrestling, a weight room and a golf simulator practice area. The final college football all-star bowl game between Texas and The Nation was held at Eagle Stadium in 2013

155 Rivercrest Blvd, Allen, TX 75002

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2.New York Pizza and Pints

New York Pizza and Pints
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New York Pizza and Pints in Allen, Texas, is a little piece of New York City in Texas, with brightly colored walls, large posters of the City that Never Sleeps and plenty of TVs to watch the ongoing game. The whole restaurant is centered around a 60-year old pizza oven known as Godzilla. After 40 years in Chicago and 20 in New York, the oven is now producing its fabulous pies for the folks in Allen. There is nothing complicated on the restaurant’s menu, it is all about pizzas. Their signature pie is 24 inch giant loaded with a topping of your choosing. You can get a slice only, but that slice will feed you very well – it is a one sixth of the giant 24 inch pie. You can also get some salad with your pie if you insist. There are 12 taps that pour craft beers from New York and Texas, icy cold and delicious.

824 W Stacy Rd #100, Allen, TX 75013, Phone: 469-795-9408

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3.Mesas Mexican Grill

Mesas Mexican Grill
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Mesas Mexican Grill is a modern, spacious restaurant in Allen, Texas, that provides a large selection of traditional Mexican dishes and unique Tex-Mex favorites. Using traditional techniques, Mesas prepares each dish from freshest ingredients and each is prepared from scratch, fresh for each customer. Homey, relaxed atmosphere and delicious food made Mesas a popular local spot very quickly after the opening. Known as the place to go for fresh food, great Margaritas and good times, Mesas offers a range of everyone’s favorites together with the house specials such as Parrilada Mesa, prepared for one or two, with jumbo grilled shrimp, chicken fajita, beef fajita, sautéed vegetables, rice, beans, pico de gallo and guacamole.

950 W Stacy Rd #180, Allen, TX 75013, Phone: 972-908-3364

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