The House That Jerry Built - A Tour of The New Cowboys Stadium

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A stone's throw from The Ballpark at Arlington, the new home of theDallas Cowboys Stadium 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. 

 

 

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Above: The entry, with lots of lights; ongoing work to finish construction; the end zone from up high

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Above: Inside one of the $2M luxury suites

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Above: No, John, I didn't see any $90 pizzas

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Above: Cowboys locker room, Tony Romo's locker, flat screens (do they really watch the half-time shows?)

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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)

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Above: View of the 50 yard line from the private club, view from the club, testing the emergency lights

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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!

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Pat Whitehouse
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Hi Lorrie-These are great photos. I can just picture lots of screaming fans in this stadium. Great pics. :-)

Aug 16, 2009 04:09 AM #1
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Pat:  I can't imagine how loud it will get inside! Our guide did tell us about the acoustics for concerts - there are curtains that will be used if the upper rows aren't sold out.

Aug 16, 2009 04:20 AM #2
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Sharon Parisi
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Lorrie, these are great photos of the greatest stadium ever built.  The architecture is true engineering brilliance!

Aug 16, 2009 04:25 AM #3
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Steve Shatsky
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Hi Lorrie... I remember seeing a presentation on the new stadium at an MLS meeting a year ago.  I can't wait to go inside and see it in person!

Aug 16, 2009 04:32 AM #4
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Sharon: HSK, a Dallas architectural firm, did a great job!

Steve: You're not going to the McCartney concert?

Aug 16, 2009 06:13 AM #5
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Kim Dean
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Lorrie - cool photos! We were hoping to catch a tour this summer but I don't think it's gonna happen. Thanks for sharing though!

Aug 16, 2009 11:10 AM #6
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Kim:  Our guide made it sound like the tours would be on-going, even after football season starts.

Aug 16, 2009 01:07 PM #7
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Marchel Peterson
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Lorrie, That is very cool that you got the inside scoop on the new stadium.

Aug 16, 2009 02:44 PM #8
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Marchel:  You'll see it on TV soon.

Aug 16, 2009 02:54 PM #9
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Lorrie,

Thanks for this great information and pictures.  I guess a $12 tour is about all I can afford.  I have seen the massive stadium at a distance when driving down I 30.

Aug 17, 2009 12:45 AM #10
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Richard:  I'll wager that you could afford the $29 SRO tickets.

Aug 17, 2009 02:00 AM #11
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Richard Weeks
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Lorrie,

I could, but then again I could sit in my living room for $0.

$29 SRO, $40 PARKING, $8 BEER, $6 HOT DOG.  It adds up.

 

Aug 17, 2009 07:52 AM #12
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Richard:  Day at Cowboys Stadium: $83.  Day in front of your own TV wathcing the Cowboys: Priceless.

Aug 18, 2009 04:28 AM #13
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I had to quit going to professional sporting events when ticket prices got so high, but it will be nice to see the new stadium for the first home football game.

Aug 19, 2009 07:13 PM #14
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So, what did ya'll think?  Did the stadium live up to expectations when it had it's inaugural during the preview game?

Aug 23, 2009 01:44 AM #15
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