Cowboys Stadium

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Cowboys Stadium
Cowboys stadium.JPG
Cowboys Stadium – July 2009
Location 1 Legends Way
Arlington, Texas 76011[1]
United States
Coordinates 32°44′52″N 97°5′34″W / 32.74778°N 97.09278°W / 32.74778; -97.09278Coordinates: 32°44′52″N 97°5′34″W / 32.74778°N 97.09278°W / 32.74778; -97.09278
Broke ground September 20, 2005
Opened May 27, 2009[2]
Owner City of Arlington[3]
Operator Dallas Cowboys
Surface Matrix artificial turf
Construction cost $1.3 billion[4]
($1.3 billion in 2015 dollars[5])
Architect HKS, Inc.[6]
Project Manager Blue Star Development/Jack Hill[7]
Capacity Football: 80,000 (expandable to 111,000 with standing room)[8]
Record attendance

Football: 105,121
September 21, 2009
Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants
Basketball: 108,713
February 14, 2010
2010 NBA All-Star Game

Boxing: 50,994
March 13, 2010
Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey
Dallas Cowboys (NFL) (2009 – present)
Cotton Bowl Classic (NCAA) (2009 – present)
Big 12 Championship Game (NCAA) (2009 – 2010)
UIL Texas State Football Finals (2010 – present)
Super Bowl XLV (2011)
2010 NBA All-Star Game
NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship (2014)

Cowboys Stadium is the current domed-stadium for the Dallas Cowboys. It was opened on May 22, 2009 costing $1.2 billion. It is also used for concerts and other events.

Stadium design[change | change source]

The inside of Cowboys Stadium

Cowboys Stadium is currently the world's largest covered stadium with 80,00 seats. A pair of nearly 300 ft (91 m)-tall arches spans the length of the stadium dome, anchored to the ground at each end. The new stadium also includes "more than 3,000 Sony LCD TV's throughout the luxury suites, concourses, concession areas and more, offering fans viewing options that extend beyond the action on the field," and a center-hung video board that is the largest high-definition television screen in the world. Glass doors, allowing each end zone to be opened, were designed and built.

Events[change | change source]

Basketball being setup at Cowboys Stadium

Besides having the Cowboys play there, Cowboys Stadium has hosted the following sports events:

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