When most people think of Cowboys Stadium
, the $1.3 billion dollar sports complex near our hotel, they associate it with one thing: football. And while it is, indeed, one of the NFL’s premier facilities, the real marvel of this building is not what happens inside it, but the technology that it’s equipped with. In other words, you don’t have to be a football fan to appreciate this remarkable structure.
The 660,800 square foot, single-span roof structure is one of the largest domed sports structures in the world. The steel alone equals the weight of 92 Boeing 777s! Likewise, the 40-million dollar, 2100 inch HD video screens are the world’s largest. Altogether, the 3 million square foot, 73 acre site is large enough to be visible in Dallas, 18 miles away.
Families should note that, despite its sheer size, Cowboys Stadium regularly hosts children’s birthday parties. Kids and teachers will also be delighted with the stadium’s educational tours, which are considered to be the experience of a lifetime. For culture savvy visitors, the stadium hosts a collection of museum quality contemporary art. This unique stadium art gallery showcases audio and video stories, and allows for interactivity with a free Art App for your mobile device.
Self-guided and VIP Guided Tours
are also available. Knowledgeable guides lead visitors through luxury suites which lease for over $800,000 a year as well as press boxes and the locker rooms of both the Cowboys and their cheerleaders. Guests will be thrilled to throw passes and have their pictures taken on the Dallas Star in the middle of the field, looking out into the most seats (80,000) they will see in any stadium. Many visitors will also take interest in the restrooms, which include 1600 toilets, and the 286 concession areas, where 20-inch pizzas cost $60!
Whether for a sports event or for its many other attributes, Cowboys Stadium offers something for everyone. The stadium in Arlington is less than 30 minutes away from the Best Western Plus Duncanville
. After an exhilarating day at the Dome, we hope you’ll enjoy returning to our clean, quiet, and comfortable hotel.