A stone's throw from The Ballpark at Arlington, the new home of the Dallas Cowboys football team is awe-inspiring. On Friday, 30 Keller Williams agents, family members and friends toured the new facility. Workers were still putting the finishing touches in, in anticipation of the Certificate of Occupancy expected on Monday. Our tour guide provided facts and figures, way too many to remember, but I did take away the time to open the retractable roof: 9 minutes; and the time to open the doors at the end zones: 12 minutes. A decision about whether the doors and/or roof will be open or closed will be made 2 hours before game time and will remain in those position throughout the game. The next event scheduled for the facility is the Paul McCartney concert.
Above: The entry, with lots of lights; ongoing work to finish construction; the end zone from up high
Above: Inside one of the $2M luxury suites
Above: No, John, I didn't see any $90 pizzas
Above: Cowboys locker room, Tony Romo's locker, flat screens (do they really watch the half-time shows?)
Above: The tunnel from the locker room to the field, the cheerleaders locker room, and the visiting team's path to the field through the private club with the huge star above (meant to intimidate the opposition)
Above: View of the 50 yard line from the private club, view from the club, testing the emergency lights
Above: Testing the Jumbotron
Tours are $12/person and are held daily. Contact the stadium for the hours, as scheduled events take priority.
There is not a bad seat in the house. You can see from anywhere. Season tickets are still available, if you can afford them. Or, pony up $29 for a standing-room-only ticket above the end zone. Let's hope the $Billion+ that Jerry Jones has spent translates into a winning season for the 'Boys!