Preview of the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium

Real Estate Agent with Castle Connections Realty 0517896

I thought all the sports fans out there might be interested in the new Cowboys stadium in Arlington, TX.  My family has had season tickets since the Cowboys were at the Cotton Bowl and we had our appointment last Friday with the Dallas Cowboys to pick our seats at the new stadium in Arlington.  We drove to the new stadium location and visited their preview center with our sales counselor.   

Here is the stadium currently under construction.  The stadium is really big!  It won't be ready until the Fall of 2009. 


If you live in Dallas, you have probably heard how expensive the seats are.  All the lower level seating between the goal lines in considered club seating and is priced between $150,000 - $16,000 per seat for the licenses.  Yes, I typed that correctly!  These are not suites and those prices are only for the seat licenses.  You still have to purchase the season tickets ($340 per seat for each game) and $750 for parking!   The most expensive seats are $150,000 per seat for 50 yard line seats!   

Our current seats at Texas Stadium are on the 25 yard line and at the new stadium they wanted us to pay $35,000 per seat for our 4 seats.  No way!!  So, we had to give up our seats and get back in line in hopes for getting seats in the $16K range which means seats from the goal line to the 20 yard line.  This process seems really unfair to me.  My Mom and my family have been loyal fans for over 40 years and we don't get to choose our seats until this first slotting process in done since we gave up our $35,000 seats.  They are not giving any consideration for long-time Cowboys fans.  If anyone thought Jerry Jones cares about the average fan, he doesn't!!      

When we visited the Cowboys preview center, they had a model of the stadium so we could see how it is suppose to look when completed.  The roof is missing from the model so we could see the inside, so keep that mind.  The roof will be closed if the temperature outside in below 60 degrees or above 80 degrees.  That should make games much more enjoyable compared to the hot and stuffy Texas Stadium.


Comments (50)

Don Eichler
Eichler Properties - Granbury, TX


Linda,  This is a long way from the old Cotton Bowl Games.  We would go over to Dallas and not go in until after the first quarter was over, no one was buying tickets so they would let us in free.  We did not see many wins back then but it was fun and the chreeleaders looked good even back then.

Apr 25, 2008 07:08 AM
Nichole Tigges & Monique Riddle
Century 21 Mike Myers Realty, Inc. - Norwalk, OH
Wow! At those prices I'll never see the cowboys in Texas, always been a fan-thanks to my dad! I'm just hoping to get to see them when they come to Cleveland for brownies season opener!! Awesome looking stadium, though!
May 04, 2008 11:34 AM
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX
It's a beautiful looking stadium, but given the prices you mention it's difficult to look at this as progress from an affordability for the average fan perspective.
May 04, 2008 04:44 PM
Linda Box Taylor
Castle Connections Realty - Plano, TX
Your Plano, TX Realtor

Nichole & Monique - They haven't released the prices for the seating in the other sections of the stadium (upper deck and endzones) so hopefully those will be more reasonable and you can see a game!

Steve - You are right.  It is not progress for the average fan! 

May 08, 2008 05:44 AM
Andy Laughlin - Bellingham, WA

It is going to be Amazing!!! As a die hard Cowboys fan I'm very jealous of your family and the season tickets.....must be nice!

May 17, 2008 06:34 PM
Linda Box Taylor
Castle Connections Realty - Plano, TX
Your Plano, TX Realtor

Andy - I'm excited to be able to get in the stadium.  We have never seen our seats -just looked at them on a seating chart.  But I think it will be next year before they let us in the stadium. 

May 19, 2008 08:22 AM
Mike Kelly
Sellstate Advantage Realty - Cape Coral, FL

Jerry needs the money so he can have bail money ready! Is it true he has scouts in all the prisons! Tank, Pacman, Terrill who could possibly be next? Can you say Vick!!  LOL!!!!

Go Giants!!!

Jun 23, 2008 04:23 AM
Linda Box Taylor
Castle Connections Realty - Plano, TX
Your Plano, TX Realtor

Mike - I'm sure Jerry has his eye on Cedric Benson now.  2 DWIs - that makes him a perfect fit!  T.O. is a model citizen compared to Pacman & Tank.  Thanks for stopping by.

Jun 23, 2008 08:21 AM
Gregory Lohr
West Columbia, SC

Do other teams charge those kind of fees?  Ouch.  Nice stadium according to what the model looks like, I just can't believe people would pay that kind of money to watch a handful of games a year.  Give me the big screen TV.

And just to let you second favorite team is...whoever is playing Dallas.  And I agree, Jerry Jones has ruined the Cowboys, much like Danny has hurt the skins too.

Hmmm...your blog colors, hmmm...sort of looks like a Skins blog.  I feel right at home.  Have any lemonade?

Jul 17, 2008 03:07 PM
Linda Box Taylor
Castle Connections Realty - Plano, TX
Your Plano, TX Realtor

Geogory - The Cowboys have the highest seat licenses of any NFL team by far.  It is crazy.  The Cowboys' organization has stopped releasing sales numbers which means to me that the sales aren't going as well as they would like.  The latest sales numbers released several months said the club seats were only half sold.  No idea on the 4th deck sales and end zone sales.

You are right, my blog colors are similar to the Redskins.  That could be a problem!  I might have to change the gold background to maroon (for the Texas A&M Aggies, not Redskins!)  :-)

Jul 17, 2008 04:03 PM
Gregory Lohr
West Columbia, SC

I kind of figured you may have overlooked the color scheme somehow.  I like the cowboys color schemes, but when I find myself somehow using or wearing them, I just can't help but to change it.  I'm such a die-hard Skins fan that I let little things like that determine the color schemes I in the spirit of sportsmanship, I thought I would mention it! 

I'm a SC Gamecocks fan on the college side of things, and I also root for my hometown school, UVa.  I play around on a Gamecocks Fan Discussion Board, and many fans consider "hatred of their rivals" as a reason to set aside sportsmanship.  I have to say I disagree with them.  ALWAYS show respect to everyone, including your rivals.  My brother is a cowboy won't see me being to my family!  At game time, we may be on opposite sides, but sportsmanship always prevails. 

I'll conclude by saying that the cowboys have 2 things going for them.  The stadium looks really good... and every male in the country knows the second thing...Those cheerleaders look awesome!

Jul 18, 2008 01:49 AM
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging,

Linda I'm just still looking at these views here over 9.000! have looked at this blog! Still going strong too.

Jul 19, 2008 08:35 AM
Linda Box Taylor
Castle Connections Realty - Plano, TX
Your Plano, TX Realtor

Gregory - I agree, always best to show respect.  I'm very serious about my sports but in the end, it is a game and sportsmanship should be #1.   And I agree on your last 2 points!! 

Karen - It is amazing how many people have viewed this post.  It is by far my most popular.

Jul 19, 2008 09:43 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I wonder what Jerry will charge just to tour the facility in the off season?

That is the only way I will be able to afford to view the inside of Jones Mahal.

I guess I better re read that eminent domaine defination thing.

Oct 19, 2008 11:19 PM
Ted Komenda
Dunhill Group - Osterville, MA

I'm really sorry to hear about your familys tickets that sucks!  The stadium is going to be awesome and if you go on the Cowboys home page you can take a virtual tour of the stadium.  Of Course no one is going to go to the games if they keep playing the way they have been!


Oct 20, 2008 04:26 AM
Linda Box Taylor
Castle Connections Realty - Plano, TX
Your Plano, TX Realtor

Richard - I'm sure tours won't be cheap.  I'm just hoping they do a preview day for season ticket holders before the first game but I won't hold my breath. 

Ted - yes.  i've seen the tour.  they had one for us last year when we purchased our tickets.  still nothing is as good as getting inside the stadium.

Oct 20, 2008 07:05 AM
ralph bracco
pride estates - North Babylon, NY

Well, my heart felt sorrow's for all of you loyal fans. I am a 30 years ticket holder for the Yankees and I am going through the same thing up here in New York with the YANKEES.   GREED goes along way when it comes to shafting all the true fans and anyone who would love the thought of being able to afford the thrill of going to games and knowing that the sport and the game is the most important thing ,not all the glitz and distraction that they are trying to shove down everybody's throat. Its amazing how now they call the prime big cushion seats in the same location that real fans use to sit "SUITES". If you check out all those artist drawing's or photo's on any of these new stadium sites all you see is ,big screen TVs, bottles of champagne ,big couches ,tables with fine dinnerware everything you would find i a fine 5 star hotel, so what would you expect but 5 star prices.. but also in those pictures there are very few people in all those restaurant and suites... well you can only hope that's the way they stay ....EMPTY.... Also i wood not give them a dime for a our what are they going to show you all the glitz and spoils that billions of dollars buy you ,that not where Cowboy history has taken place  its like taking a tour off some new mall ,no big deal same as up here ,touring the  original Stadium is where all the greats played and history was made  ,yes it was refurbished in 76 but is still Yankee Stadium .  Who wants a tour of the new place.

Believe me its heart breaking and with us up here we are loosing a very big part of baseball and American History with the destruction of Yankee Stadium it should of never been allowed there was nothing really wrong with it and it would of only cost them a fraction of the 1.4 BILLION DOLLARS its costing to build STEIN BRENNER"S TAJ MAHAL.. to make any changes they would of needed to make it workable for the next 50 years or so.  They all say the same thing that they are doing it for the fans ,funny thing nobody's ever contacted me and asked me ,after all they have my address and phone number after giving them my money for the last 30 years.The Stadium was as big a part of Yankees then they realized ,all they did the last year was tell us all of the great historic things baseball and other events that were so much a part of the fabric of America and what a Cathedral it is . The only team doing the right thing is the L.A. Dodgers ,go to there site and listen to what they are doing out there and you realize that is how you move forward and stay loyal to the fans.

And now the Yankees and the Cowboys are in bed together with there marketing rights ,more money,more money, more money. you think the jerseys and other souvenirs are going to get cheaper ???

The only thing you can say is that the older generation of fan got to see the sport when it was a sport ,pity the future generations .


Oct 21, 2008 01:22 AM
Kevin Quigley

150,000 for a seat for 3 hours on the 50 yard line are you serious who can pay for that??? whats it in the nose bleed 1000???

Apr 03, 2009 08:42 AM

I have been a Cowboy fan my whole life, even when growing up in a household of New Orleans Saints fans.  I have only had one opportunity to see them play live and that was in the Super Dome and they actually lost. The outcome of the game was dissapointing but to actually be there and see my team play live was something no less than amazing for me.  I am now stationed in Ok. and i have always wanted to see my boys play in their home stadium.  Now that Jerry Jones built his 8th wonder of the world which is magnifecent i could never afford to attend a game.  There are so many of us die hard fans that now probably will never get the chance to take our son's or daughters to a game and share what i would think to be a unforgettable memory seeing the worlds greatest team play live for the first time. I know as a father who isnt home alot because of being in the military that would be the most amazing time for me and my son but i wont ever make that kind of money.  Thanks Jerry.

Jun 02, 2009 05:23 AM
Beth Lee

The seats won't cost that much if nobody buys them!

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