What is AT&T Stadium?
A visit to Arlington would not be complete without watching a game at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. 토토사이트 This world-class athletic structure provides the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime experiences, whether you’re watching a Cowboys game, tailgating before the game, or rocking out to your favorite band.
The stadium not only acts as a major football venue, but also hosts a variety of other sporting events such as basketball, soccer, and motocross races. The stadium is also a prime venue for concerts and even boxing events. The Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey (Wikipedia Article) fight was held at the Cowboys Stadium in 2010, with R&B artist Nelly performing before the main event.
The Dallas Cowboys Stadium is also the only NFL stadium in the country that cannot be accessed via mass transit or public transportation (such as bus and light rail), since Arlington was known to be the largest city in the states with no mass transit system. Throughout the decade, the city has slowly developed bus routes within its area, but the stadium is still only accessible through private shuttle or car.
The Dallas Cowboys Stadium was designed by local architectural firm, HKS Inc. and was built to replace the open-air Texas Stadium that opened in 1971. The stadium opened to the public in 2009, with a seating capacity of over 80,000, and was expanded to accommodate over 110,000 people. During the initial planning, the stadium was estimated to cost $650 million USD, but due to its ambitious size and features, the stadium currently costs $1.15 billion USD, making it one of the most expensive sports venues ever made. The parking area around the stadium is distributed among 15 lots, which has approximately 12,000 parking spaces.
The stadium contains over 3,000 LCD displays all over its luxury suites, concession areas, concourses, and other areas. The concession areas are filled with a huge variety of restaurants and food stands that are expected to serve over 100,000 people per event.
Dating back to 1994, the idea to expand the 65,000 seating capacity of the Texas Stadium came from Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones. Jones negotiated and petitioned city mayors all over North Texas to help renovate the stadium into a year-round venue for sporting events and concerts. After a decade, the plan to build a $650 million USD stadium in Dallas was announced, but was denied, because the increase in tax (in order to fund the project) was turned down by Dallas Country commissioners. A few months later, Arlington City Council approved the deal and agreed to fund a portion of the project. In 2005, the location of the new stadium was acquired.