Gigantic Dallas Stadium Will Host Super Bowl

Appallingly large arena to hold 120,000, wins bid for 2011 NFL championship
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2007 5:45 AM CDT
Gigantic Dallas Stadium Will Host Super Bowl
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones answers questions after it was announced Tuesday, May 22, at the NFL owners' meeting in Nashville, Tenn., that the 2011 Super Bowl will be played in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys' new $1 billion stadium will seat more than 100,000 and will open in 2009. Indianapolis...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Dallas beat out Indianapolis and Arizona to secure the coveted hosting rights to the 2011 Super Bowl, largely due to the colossal capacity of the Cowboys' future stadium. The putative 120,000 seater could generate $27.6 million more in ticket sales than Indy's puny 73,000-seat venue.

The stadium in Arlington should be completed by the end of the 2009 season. Dallas owner Jerry Jones says he was inspired by his experience at Super Bowl XXVII, where the Cowboys beat the Bills in front of 98,000 at the Rose Bowl. (Read more NFL stories.)

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