No trip to the Dallas area would be complete without a visit to the famed AT&T Stadium. Full disclosure – we are lifelong Cleveland Browns fans and were Washington fans when we lived in the DC area. We’ve never really been Cowboys fans.
However, that didn’t stop us from taking a tour of this amazing stadium.
Here are a few of the fun facts we learned on our tour.
- The stadium is a joint venture between Jerry Jones and the City of Arlington.
- The stadium is supported by 300-ft. I-beams that are buried 70 feet underground to support the large retractable roof. This way, there are no structures blocking any view in the place.
- The large LED screen hanging over the field is actually several thousand small monitors. If one goes out, fans cannot tell.
- When Bono was scheduled to perform there, Mr. Jones wanted him to set up at one endzone because his concert stage would have hit the bottom of the screen. When Bono said he wouldn’t do that, Mr. Jones got his engineers to construct a pully system to lift the screen, thus allowing for taller stages to be placed under it.
If you want to read more about this amazing marvel, check out this Wikipedia page. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AT%26T_Stadium
There are several types of tours you can take. We chose the VIP Guided Tour. This tour is $35/adults and $30/kids 5-12 and Seniors over 65. As you’ll see from the videos, this tour takes you all over the stadium. About the only place we didn’t go was the Jones Suite.
To check out all the information about the different tours and schedules, click here.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a Cowboys fan or a fan of another team, this is a must-see when you’re in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
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