Monday, March 31, 2014
AT&T Stadium takes center stage again
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- When Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys brought about the idea of AT&T Stadium, they had visions of it becoming the best stadium in the world where all the big events will be played.
The $1.2 billion stadium has hosted a Super Bowl, an NBA All-Star Game, the Cotton Bowl, premium early season college football games, numerous concerts, soccer games and even a bowling event.
This week it hosts the Final Four.
The bid to set a Super Bowl attendance record fell short when some of the temporary seats were not finished, leading to a hectic scene that resulted in lawsuits.
There could be a Final Four attendance record this weekend when Florida, Wisconsin, Connecticut and Kentucky come to Arlington, Texas, with expected crowds between 80,000-85,000 for Saturday’s semifinals and the April 7 championship game.
Next year, AT&T Stadium will host the first College Football Playoff championship game.