Could Cowboys adopt XLV seating plan?

January, 28, 2011
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IRVING, Texas -- Through two seasons at Cowboys Stadium the Cowboy have had two games draw more than 100,000 fans. The 2009 home opener vs. the New York Giants had the highest attendance (105,121) and the regular-season finale that year against Philadelphia drew 100,621.

With 15,000 temporary seats in the end zone decks for Super Bowl XLV, it got me to wondering if the Cowboys could add some seats for big regular-season games or playoff contests, like an NFC Championship Game in the future.

Unofficially the Cowboys aren’t sure they would be able to turn around such a scenario in a short time. The NFL removed the decks filled with Ford trucks, the Miller Lite stage the dancers call home as well as other signage in both end zones. They started de-constructing the stadium on Jan. 8 and some of the temporary seating was not finished as of Thursday.

“There’s a lot going on in terms of moving things around to make the platforms ready,” Cowboys senior director of corporate communications Brett Daniels said.

Had the Cowboys hosted an NFC title game this year plans were in place for how to adjust the set-up schedule with the possibility of extra temporary seating. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is a big proponent of the party passes that give fans standing room access.

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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