It was a first for the city of Arlington, simultaneous sporting events at Rangers Ballpark and Cowboys Stadium.
Then, the Rangers were set to play against the Minnesota Twins at 7 p.m. causing city officials to prepare extensively to avoid a traffic nightmare.
The events were staggered so city officials hoped that would relieve some traffic congestion.
"It was not a problem at all. We came, I guess, in between events and we pulled right into parking," said Mark Miller, who was going to the Rangers game.
It was when the Mexico vs. Haiti game finished that the traffic slowed to a crawl as thousands of fans tried to leave at the same time.
Still, Arlington Police reported only a couple of minor fender benders and said there were no major incidents. They said their first traffic test was a successful one.