AT&T Stadium

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AT&T Stadium
Cowboys stadium.JPG
Cowboys Stadium – July 2009
Former namesCowboys Stadium (2009–2013)
Location1 AT&T Way
Arlington, Texas 76011[1]
United States
Coordinates32°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 groundSeptember 20, 2005
OpenedMay 27, 2009[2]
OwnerCity of Arlington[3]
OperatorDallas Cowboys
SurfaceMatrix artificial turf
Construction cost$1.3 billion[4]
($1.52 billion in 2021 dollars[5])
ArchitectHKS, Inc.[6]
Project ManagerBlue Star Development/Jack Hill[7]
CapacityFootball: 80,000 (expandable to 111,000 with standing room)[8]
Record attendanceFootball: 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
TenantsDallas 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)
WrestleMania 32 (2016)

AT&T Stadium is the current retractable roof stadium for the Dallas Cowboys. It was opened on May 22, 2009 costing $1.3 billion. It is also used for concerts and other events. It was known as Cowboys Stadium from 2009 until 2013.

On July 25, 2013, it was announced that the Cowboys had agreed to grant naming rights to AT&T, changing the name of Cowboys Stadium to AT&T Stadium.[9]

Stadium design[change | change source]

The inside of AT&T Stadium

AT&T Stadium is currently the world's largest covered stadium with 80,000 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 AT&T Stadium

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

References[change | change source]

  1. "Guest Info". Archived from the original on 2010-10-29. Retrieved 2010-10-27.
  2. "Cowboys Stadium Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony". May 27, 2009. Retrieved June 19, 2009.
  3. "FAQ About Dallas Cowboys Project" (PDF). City of Irving. November 4, 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 6, 2007. Retrieved June 19, 2008.
  4. Mosley, Matt (September 15, 2008). "Jones building a legacy with $1.3 billion Cowboys stadium". Retrieved November 28, 2008.
  5. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2008". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
  6. Cowboys Stadium
  7. Inspiration: Team Owner Travels World for Design Ideas
  9. "Cowboys Stadium now called AT&T Stadium after deal". NFL. Retrieved 2015-9-14. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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