At Dallas' $1.2B Stadium, Video Board May Be Too Low

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2009 10:50 PM CDT
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones shows the view from a luxury suite during a media tour of Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The video board above the playing field at the new, $1.2 billion Dallas Cowboys Stadium weighs 1.2 million pounds, is the world’s largest 1080p high-definition TV … and could be hanging too low, USA Today reports. Though it’s 90 feet above the playing surface—5 feet higher than NFL regulations—a punt hit it during Friday’s first exhibition game there, and the league is investigating.

“Something has to get worked out,” says Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher, who complained to officials on Friday. “I’m very comfortable that our height on our scoreboard is OK,” demurs Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Adds an NFL exec, “Our goal is to get something (resolved) in a few days or so.” Says the owner of the Indianapolis Colts, who eschewed such an over-the-field installation: “That’s why we put our replay boards on the wall.”