AT&T Stadium


Holy Cow, this is just a huge stadium. Seeing it on TV is one thing but going there is another thing.

Located

This is where it is located

History

What is the history behind the house that Jerry built? That is what people call it. So let’s look at the timeline for this massive stadium.

Timeline

  • 1994
    • Texas Stadium is located in Irving, Texas
    • Jerry Jones expands the 65,000 seat Texas Stadium by 40,000 seats
    • Added
      • Retractable roof
      • Climate-control system making it a year-round place
  • 1997-2000
    • Started talks with Arlington
    • Talked about doing a $250 million upgrade to Texas Stadium
    • Complied a list of sites for a new stadium
  • 2001
    • Arlington is a leading contender for a $500 million stadium.
  • 2003
    • Cowboys ask Irving City to extend their lease on Texas Stadium to a year to year once it expires.
  • 2004
    • Announce plan to build a $650 million stadium in Fair Park
    • But the Dallas County commissioners can’t justify asking the citizens for a tax increase.
    • Arlington starts to negotiate to locate the stadium near Globe Life Park.
  • 2005
    • Arlington notifies homeowners that they are acquiring their property.
  • 2006
    • Excavation begins
  • Skip ahead
  • 2008
    • June
      • Jones commissions the world’s largest 1080p HDTV to hang above the field (yes it is huge)
  • 2009
    • June the stadium is done
    • July the field is installed

Events held there

  • June 6, 2009
    • Concert with
      • Jee Ann Womack
      • Blake Shelton
      • Reba McEntire
      • George strait
  • Super bowl
  • Annual Academy of Country Music Awards
  • WWE’s Wrestle Mania 32 and 38
  • First Championship game in the Collge Football playoff
  • Final Four of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Division 1 basketball
  • On Sept. 5, 2009, BYU defeated Oklahoma 14-13 in the first regular-season game ever played there.

My thoughts

This place is a huge stadium. I got to walk around the whole stadium and look at the different areas and the video board from all angles. I would love to go back to this stadium someday and experience a football game there.

Pictures

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