Dallas Cowboys New Stadium Facts

Ground was broken for the Dallas Cowboys new stadium on September 20, 2005. The surface that the team will play on is a newer type of AstroTurf. This turf will only be used by the Dallas Cowboys. When any other teams may need to use the stadium for another event, a different turf will be laid down and installed.

Dallas Cowboys New Stadium
Dallas Cowboys New Stadium

Individual Game Tickets

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The Dallas Cowboys new stadium has a seating capacity of 80,000 people for regular season games. For post-season games and special events the seating capacity is 100,000. The design of the seats for this stadium puts all of the seats on rails, they're not bolted into the concrete.

During the regular season, the seats are 22-inches wide. When more seats are required, those seats are removed and 18-inch seats are installed. There are six "party decks" on each level of the end zones for extra standing-room only crowds to gather.

Attendance Records

The over-all attendance record to-date occurred for the NBA All-Star Game on February 14, 2010 with a crowd of 108,713.

The record attendance to date for a football game occurred on September 21, 2009, Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants with 105,121 people in attendance.

Stadium Costs

The Dallas Cowboys new Stadium was designed by the Dallas-based architectural firm HKS. This venue will also be used by college football teams and other groups or organizations for their sporting and non-sporting events.

Originally estimated to cost $650 million, the stadium's final construction cost was close to $1.3 billion, making it one of the most expensive sports venues ever built.

Jerry Jones and his family paid nearly $241 million of their own money toward the cost of the new stadium.

To assist them in paying the construction costs of the new stadium, Arlington voters approved an increase of the city's sales tax by 0.5 percent, the hotel occupancy tax by 2 percent, and car rental tax by 5 percent.

The City of Arlington provided over $325 million (including interest) in bonds as funding.

Also, the NFL provided the Cowboys with an additional $150 million, as per their policy for giving teams a certain amount of money for stadium financing.

Stadium Design

Two nearly 300 ft tall arches span the length of the stadium dome, anchored to the ground at each end and buried 80-ft underground.

Cowboys Stadium HDTV
The stadium is the largest domed stadium in the world with the two largest high definition video screens which hang from the 20 yard line to 20 yard line and weighs in at 600 tons.

The new stadium also includes more than 3,000 Sony LCD displays throughout the luxury suites, concourses and concession areas.

Glass doors, allowing each end zone to be opened, were designed and constructed by Dallas-based Haley-Greer glass systems.

The retractable roof was designed by the structural engineering firm Walter P Moore. The systems were implemented by mechanization consultants Uni-Systems.

When the design was officially unveiled on December 12, 2006, it showed that they were bringing elements from the old Texas Stadium roof with its trademark hole.

The hole that was in Texas Stadium was actually a structural flaw, but as any Cowboys fan will say, it was there so that God could watch His team play.

However, in the Dallas Cowboys new stadium the hole can be covered by the retractable roof panel to protect against the elements.

Other Stadium Events

The stadium can also be used for a variety of other activities outside of NFL football.

On March 10, 2008, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, along with officials and coaches from Texas A&M University and the University of Arkansas, where Jerry Jones graduated, announced that the two schools would renew their rivalry with annual games at the Dallas Cowboys new stadium.

Beginning in 2010, the Cotton Bowl Classic has moved to the stadium as well.

The stadium can also be used for events such as concerts, religious ceremonies, basketball games, college football and high school football games, soccer matches, motor-cross races and rodeos.

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