AT&T Stadium History
AT&T Stadium is synonymous with all of the top notch entertainment to hit the Dallas
area, and although it is generally thought of as a sports facility, the venue offers much more to its patrons. Many know AT&T
Stadium as the home of the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL but it also is home to motocross, college football, college basketball,
soccer, boxing matches concerts and conferences. AT&T Stadium began construction in 2005 and was opened in 2009, making
it one of the newest and most state of the art stadiums in the entire NFL and an ideal place to take in a sporting event or
The stadium is one of the premiere venues in the world, with seating for 80,000 and the ability to hold over
105,000 guests during a standing room only performance. AT&T Stadium features the largest interior without columns of
any stadium in the world as well as the fourth largest video screen in the world which hangs from 20 yard line to 20 yard
line during the Dallas Cowboys' home games. Whatever event is being held at AT&T Stadium, it is well worth attending just
to check out the venue.
AT&T Stadium Events
AT&T Stadium is primarily known as the home field
of the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL but it offers much, much more than just professional football. It has hosted the NBA All
Star Game and all of the surrounding activities including the slam dunk contest and three point contest, NCAA College Basketball
Tournament games, the CONCACAF Gold Cup, bowling matches, international soccer friendlies, boxing matches featuring Manny
Pacquiao, and much more. It has also been the site of numerous big time college football games including the Cotton Bowl Classic,
the Cowboys Classic, the Southwest Classic, and the Big 12 Championship Game. In 2011 AT&T Stadium hosted Super Bowl XLV.
are also a big part of the annual schedule at AT&T Stadium and when they are bringing in superstar acts like Paul McCartney,
George Strait, the Jonas Brothers, U2, and many others there is no place in the world any music lover would rather be. The
stadium was designed with big time concerts in mind and the acoustics are unparalleled. Next time your favorite musical act
comes to town be sure to catch them at AT&T Stadium.
Located in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
metropolitan area, there is always plenty to do in Arlington aside from attending a Cowboys game. The Texas Rangers Ballpark
is found in the city if you choose to catch a baseball game by one of the best teams in the MLB over the past few seasons.
Additionally, you might decide to check out Six Flags Over Texas, a theme park whose roller coasters are sure to get your
heart pounding and which was the original Six Flags park. If bowling is more your thing then you have come to the right place
in Arlington as it is home to the International Bowling Campus which features the International Bowling Hall of Fame, the
International Bowling Museum, and the United States Bowling Congress.
In addition to the professional sports teams located
in Arlington you can always catch some premiere student athletes locked in competition whether they are playing for University
of Texas at Arlington, Arlington Baptist College, or any of the other local colleges. Some of the best competition in all
of sports takes place at the collegiate level and nowhere is this more true than in Arlington.
This state of the art venue was designed not only to be aesthetically pleasing but also for functionality
with the experience of the patron in mind. There is literally not a bad seat in the house no matter what event you choose
to attend. When it comes to sports there is simply no excuse to stay home and watch the game when you could be inside the
buzzing AT&T Stadium with thousands of other fans and feel the electricity in the air. If a concert is your event of choice
you can rest assured that the arena has ample seats with perfect sight lines and the acoustics of the arena will be top notch.
Any event you choose to attend at AT&T Stadium is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
Stadium opened in 2009 and the ribbon country ceremony featured some of the greatest former Cowboys of all time including
Troy Aikman, Emmit Smith, Michael Irvin, Rayfield Wright, Chad Hennings, Preston Pearson, and Darryl Johnston. The first event
held at the stadium took place a few months after the ribbon cutting ceremony and was a country music concert which featured
Reba McEntire and George Strait co-headlining the event. George W. Bush handled the coin toss at the first NFL game at AT&T
Stadium in 2009 when the Cowboys took on the New York Giants.