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Monday, June 22, 2009
Arlington facility provides huge revenue to Big 12 teams

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Dallas Cowboys officials are intent on making the new stadium in Arlington, Texas, one of the key centers for college football games in the nation.

As such, they are providing deep revenue streams that will enable college teams to reap vast profits by playing in the new facility.

Gary Jacobson of The Dallas Morning News had an interesting story about some of the contract provisions from some of the college games that will be played in the stadium in the next several seasons, after copies of the contracts were obtained by his newspaper through open records requests.

Some of the more notable findings included:

The Cowboys have been very open about their plans to fill the facility with games other than NFL contests. Dallas executive vice president and chief operating officer Stephen Jones said earlier this year that the team hopes one day to schedule more college football games at the facility than NFL contests.

As those figures become known to other schools around the country, it won't be a surprise if it eventually fulfills those wishes.