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Encyclopedia > Texas Stadium
Texas Stadium

Texas Stadium
Location 2401 East Airport Freeway
Irving, Texas 75062
Opened October 24, 1971
Owner City of Irving
Operator Texas Stadium Corp
Surface Artificial Turf
Construction cost $35 million USD
Tenants
Dallas Cowboys (NFL) (1971-2008)
Dallas Tornado (NASL) (1972-1975), (1980-1981)
Capacity
65,675

Texas Stadium is the home field of the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys. It is in Irving, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, and opened on October 24, 1971, at a cost of $35 million. The stadium seats 65,675. Image File history File links TexStadLogo. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 519 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,280 × 830 pixels, file size: 1. ... Mustangs at Las Colinas Streetscape along Las Colinas Blvd in North Irving Aerial shot of Irving/Las Colinass Urban Center. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Mustangs at Las Colinas Streetscape along Las Colinas Blvd in North Irving Aerial shot of Irving/Las Colinass Urban Center. ... USD redirects here. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... NFL redirects here. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dallas Tornado were a soccer team based out of Dallas that played in the NASL. They played from 1967 to 1981 Their home fields were Cotton Bowl and Texas Stadium. ... Nasl, or El Nasl, is one of the names given to the star Gamma-2 Sagittarii in the constellation Sagittarius NASL is a common abbreviation for the North American Soccer League, a defunct professional soccer league that operated between 1968 and 1984. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... NFL redirects here. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... Mustangs at Las Colinas Streetscape along Las Colinas Blvd in North Irving Aerial shot of Irving/Las Colinass Urban Center. ... “Suburbia” redirects here. ... Dallas redirects here. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ...

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Construction

Built to replace the aging Cotton Bowl, the stadium was designed with a unique open roof design, which resulted in most of the stands being enclosed but not the playing field itself. This unusual arrangement—more commonly seen in European soccer stadiums—prompted Cowboys linebacker D. D. Lewis to make his now-famous quip that the "hole" in the stadium's roof was there "so that God can watch his favorite team." For the Cotton Bowl game, see Cotton Bowl (game). ... Soccer redirects here. ... This article is about former Dallas Cowboys player D. D. Lewis. ...


Playing surface

The playing surface installed in 1971 officially was labeled Texas Turf, and was a form of AstroTurf; it was replaced by a somewhat softer surface called FieldTurf in the middle of the 2002 season. The 1971 NFL season was the 52nd regular season of the National Football League. ... This article is about artificial grass. ... The wide plain of FieldTurf used at Torontos Rogers Centre was installed after the 2004 baseball season. ... The 2002 NFL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Football League. ...


Non-Cowboys related events hosted

The stadium hosts neutral-site college football games and formerly was home to the SMU Mustangs before the NCAA shut down its football program in 1987-88. (SMU has since built its own on-campus stadium.) In November and December, Texas Stadium is a major venue for high school football. It is not uncommon for there to be high school football tripleheaders at the stadium. Texas Stadium has served as a temporary home for two Dallas-area high schools, Plano Senior High School in 1979 after its home stadium was damaged by a prank gone awry, and Highland Park High School while a new stadium on campus was being built. The 2001 Big 12 conference championship game was held at the site, as well as the 1973 Pro Bowl. Dallas Hall at Dedman College at SMU The Laura Lee Blanton Hall during a rare snow storm Southern Methodist University (commonly SMU) is a nationally recognized, private, coeducational university in University Park, Texas (an enclave of Dallas). ... NCAA redirects here. ... Gerald J. Ford Stadium is a stadium in University Park, Texas. ... Plano Senior High School (commonly Plano, Plano Senior, or PSHS) is a free public secondary school in Plano, Texas, United States serving students in grades 11-12. ... Highland Park High School is located in University Park, Texas. ... Categories: College athletics conferences ... The 1973 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 21, 1973 at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas. ...


In addition to football, the stadium has hosted concerts, wrestling events, and religious gatherings such as Promise Keepers and Billy Graham crusades (a Graham crusade was the first event held at Texas Stadium). The two "bridges" that are connected to one of the support arms are called "Garth Bars". They were installed for a Garth Brooks concert so he could fly above the crowd and have remained ever since. Promise Keepers is an international Christian organization for men, based in Denver, Colorado, United States, self-described as a Christ-centered organization dedicated to introducing men to Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, helping them to grow as Christians.[1] Promise Keepers promote the view that husbands have a... For other persons named Billy Graham, see Billy Graham (disambiguation). ... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American country music singer-songwriter. ...


The Cowboys' departure from Texas Stadium

The Cowboys will leave Texas Stadium after the 2008 NFL season for a new, as-yet-unnamed stadium; to open for the 2009 NFL season; that will be partially funded by taxpayers in Arlington, Texas. In November 2004, Arlington voters approved a half-cent (.005 per US Dollar) sales tax to fund $325 million of the then estimated $650 million stadium by a margin of 55-45. Jerry Jones, the Cowboys' owner, spent over $5 million backing the ballot measure, but also agreed to cover any cost overruns which as of 2006 had already raised the estimated cost of the project to $1 billion. Dallas Cowboys New Stadium is the working title of a new stadium being built in Arlington, Texas for the NFLs Dallas Cowboys. ... Arlington is a city in Tarrant County, Texas (USA) within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area. ... November 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: November 2004 in sports November 2004 in science Events Deaths in November • 30 Pierre Berton • 29 John Drew Barrymore • 26 Bill Alley • 24 Arthur Hailey • 23 Rafael Eitan • 18 Bobby Frank Cherry • 16 John... Jerrel Wayne Jerry Jones (Born on October 13, 1942) is the owner of the Dallas Cowboys NFL franchise and the Dallas Desperados AFL franchise. ...


The fate of Texas Stadium after the Cowboys' departure remains uncertain. The roof, whose worn paint had become unsightly in the early 2000s, was repainted in the summer of 2006 by the City of Irving. It was the first time the famed roof was repainted since Texas Stadium opened. The roof is structurally independent from the stadium it covers. As a tribute to the original Texas Stadium, the new stadium, which is a retractable roof system, will also include a setting that mimics the hole in the roof.[1]


References

  1. ^ sports.espn.go.com/nfl

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
Texas Stadium
  • http://www.california.com/~csuppes/NFL/DallasCowboys/index.htm includes a photo giving a good impression of the scale of the stadium.
  • http://www.crossroadsdfw.com shows potential redevelopment plans for the stadium after the Cowboys leave, including possible preservation of the roof by itself.

Coordinates: 32°50′23.17″N, 96°54′39.28″W Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Preceded by
Cotton Bowl
1942-October 11, 1971
Home of the
Dallas Cowboys
October 24, 1971-2008
Succeeded by
New Cowboys Stadium
2009-
Preceded by
Franklin Field
1970-1971
Home of the
Dallas Tornado
1972-1975
Succeeded by
Ownby Stadium
1976-1979
Preceded by
Ownby Stadium
1976-1979
Home of the
Dallas Tornado
1980-1981
Succeeded by
final venue
Preceded by
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
1950-1972
Host of the NFL Pro Bowl
1973
Succeeded by
Arrowhead Stadium
1974

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