A Visit And Tour Of Cowboys / ATT Stadium, A Wonder To Behold! Day 123

Mary ATT
09 Jan

So even if you aren’t a Dallas Cowboys fan, or a football fan in general for that matter, you just can’t help but to still be impressed when you step inside of ATT Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

ATT Stadium - Cowboy Stadium
With four massive arches holding up the structure, there isn’t a post or beam to make for a bad seat in the house!

As avid sports fans, both Mary and I have been to quite a few stadiums and sports facilities in our lifetime.

Now, perhaps because we are both loyal Cincinnati Bengal fans we are easily impressed by a more successful franchise in a much more incredible setting. But the home to the Cowboys is, even with that in mind, certainly a marvel to behold.

As you walk out onto the playing field, you are met by one HUGE star overhead. It was pretty thrilling to walk out on the field and see it all in person.

I can honestly say there is not a single stadium or venue we have ever visited that even comes close to the grandeur and elegance of ATT Stadium.

The tour around the stadium was sensational, and one I would certainly recommend to anyone who come to Dallas.

It is absolutely full-access. From getting to walk on the field, to seeing the suites, locker rooms, offices and oh so much more, the building seems to have no end.

The view from the press box. There is not a bad seat in the house – even in the corners.

I’ll admit that I was pretty much like a kid in a candy store. And, I think Mary was right there too. Especially when we went down to field level and could walk the field.

The 8th Wonder Of The World Relived…

Leave it to Texas to build some gigantic, ground-breaking structures. When the Astrodome was opened in Houston back in 1965, many called it the 8th Wonder of the World.

The entrance to the Cowboy locker room. I would love to know how many stars there are throughout the building!

With it’s AstroTurf and domed ceiling, it was certainly ahead of its time.

And although it has since been demolished after falling into disrepair, it certainly set the stage for stadiums like ATT to be built in the future. And ATT takes talk of an 8th Wonder to a whole new level.

Some Astonishing Facts About ATT Stadium

Located in Arlington, Texas, the stadium cost a whopping 1.2 billion dollars to build.

ATT Stadium
Walking on the field was certainly a highlight of the day for both of us.

In addition to the Cowboys, it is also home to a world-class museum, as well as the Cotton Bowl game and headquarters.

The field’s surface sits 50 feet below ground level, and can be outfitted with turf, natural grass, or even thousands of tons of dirt and mud for Monster Truck events. All in the span of a single day.

ATT Stadium big screen
The massive scoreboard hanging from above. It can be lowered to the field, and when the Boy Scouts have their annual camp out in the stadium, they do so to show movies to the scouts. Talk about an experience!

The scoreboard at ATT Stadium is a marvel too. It stretches nearly 60 yards wide, and is suspended 90 feet over the field. To say it is crystal clear is the understatement of the year.

And the roof? Well, it can be opened in only 12 minutes, and just happens to be the tallest movable glass structure in the world.

Yes, I can safely say we were both kids for the day, and loved every minute of it. It is hard to believe we have only two more full days in Texas before heading to Oklahoma!

Happy Traveling – Jim and Mary.

CURRENT TRIP STATUS TO DATE:

  • Day 123 of 365
  • States : 15/50
  • National Parks / Monuments : 18
  • Stayed In : Midlothian, TX
  • Miles Driven : 79.5
  • Total Trip Miles To Date : 13918.6
  • Total Gallons Used : 1,008.6
  • Biking Miles : 5.6
  • Biking Miles To Date : 158.4
  • Hiking Miles : 4.2
  • Hiking Miles To Date : 284.6

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2 thoughts on “A Visit And Tour Of Cowboys / ATT Stadium, A Wonder To Behold! Day 123

  1. Loved the photos of Texas!
    Mary you put the size of the uprights in the Cowboys Stadium in perspective!!
    Photos of JFK’s day in Dallas brought back memories!!
    Roll on!!

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