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What is wrong the Dallas' current stadium? Is it too old or something?

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What is wrong the Dallas' current stadium? Is it too old or something?

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If it is public money then yes, it is $1 billion too much.

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Ouch..it may have 80,000 capacity now, but those lower level seats are not inclined enough.

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In order to pay for the stadium, in November 2004, Arlington voters approved a tax increase to help Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones build the $1 billion stadium in the North Texas city. Voters approved a measure that would raise the city sales tax by a half-cent, hotel occupancy tax by 2 percent, and car rental tax by 5 percent. Work at the stadium site, near Ameriquest Field home of the Texas Rangers, began in May 2006 as workers began to excavate the site.

Just found this info while online.

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The vote was for the city of Arlington to pay $325 million which was to be about half the cost of the stadium which was expected to cost $650 million. Most of the money from the city was to go towards land acquisition and infrastructure. Arlington's portion of the stadium funding is capped so Jerry Jones will have to shoulder the increased costs of the now $1 billion stadium.

The walls on each end of the stadium are supposed to slide open. The area inside that (ground level) will be at the top of the lower seating bowl. This area will be used for standing room for Cowboys games, or temporary seating could be brought in for big events to bring seating capacity for the stadium to 100,000.

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It all seems like a lot of unneccessary things, but once it is finished, we will all think it is the best thing ever, and most likely will be one of the best stadiums around.

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Nice stadium, but seriously 1 billion dollars? Seems like a little too much to me.

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Nice stadium, but seriously 1 billion dollars? Seems like a little too much to me.

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What's wrong with the cowboys statium that they have now? And Hel* yea that's a waste of money.

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^I think the only problem is it is over 40 years old, and they want an update, I am sure once inside there is a lot of out of date things.

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^I think the only problem is it is over 40 years old, and they want an update, I am sure once inside there is a lot of out of date things.

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It looks ok on TV but I never been there so mabye they do need a new one.

But that is way to much money.

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It looks ok on TV but I never been there so mabye they do need a new one.

But that is way to much money.

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looking at the stadium last night, it does look pretty rundown, also they are lacking a lot, with the new jumbotrons and the seating the stadium is well worht it I think. Especially for the time they stayed at the old stadium.

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I think it's worth a Bill to build it. You know they'll make that money back easily, so if it isn't a money loser, why not?

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I am so completely amazed and happy that the Packers were able to get their updated Lambeau Field for less than $300M - and without missing a game. It was first used in 1957 and is now a first-rate facility with over 71K seats.

Mike

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