Dallas Cowboys stadium to open in June

by Luke Tuchscherer | 26 May 2009

The new Dallas Cowboys Stadium is due to open in Arlington, Texas, on 6 June.

The 3 million sq ft (278,700sq m) stadium, which is estimated to have cost around US$1.3bn (£819m, 931.5m euro), will become the largest NFL stadium in the US, stretching a quarter-mile in length.

Designed by HKS Sport, the 80,000-capacity (which can be expanded to 100,000) stadium boasts the largest retractable roof in the world at 660,800sq ft (61,390sq m) and a centrally-hung video score board.

The building was funded by the Dallas Cowboys and the City of Arlington, which helped pay for the stadium by increasing the city's sales tax by 1 per cent, the hotel occupancy tax by 2 per cent and car rental tax by 5 per cent.

Cowboys Stadium will have 200 suites in eight different locations and The Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame, with paintings, photography and videos detailed the team's history.

The new Dallas Cowboys Stadium is due to open in Arlington, Texas, on 6 June. The 3 million sq ft (278,700sq m) stadium, which is estimated to have cost around US$1.3bn (£819m, 931.5m euro), will become the largest NFL stadium in the US, stretching a quarter-mile in length. Designed by HKS Sport, the 80,000-capacity (which can be expanded to 100,000) stadium boasts the largest retractable roof in the world at
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