Jerry Jones hopes to break attendance mark

February, 1, 2011
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Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he hopes to break the Super Bowl record for attendance on Sunday.

Cowboys Stadium will have 95,000 seats with an additional 5,000 standing room only tickets sold for the outside plaza. Fans will also be counted individually in the luxury suites, some of which can seat at least 30 people.

"I think we can get to the NFL record without having to count that outside," Jones said Tuesday evening. "If you count that outside you might get to 108,000."

The attendance record for a Super Bowl is 103,667 for Super bowl XVII when Washington beat Miami at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

Cowboys Stadium holds the NFL attendance record for a regular season game when 105,121 watched the Cowboys lose to the New York Giants in the opening game of the $1.2 billion palace.

Last February, the NBA All-Star game drew a crowd of 108,713 at Cowboys Stadium, the largest for a basketball game.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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