Today In Texas History
October 24th, 1971

Texas Stadium Opening Day

Opening day at Texas Stadium was October 24, 1971. Texas Stadium was one of the NFL’s most unique stadiums upon opening. The stadium was partially domed. A hole is in the center of the roof allowed fans to stay dry but the field was left open to the elements outside. Over 65,000 blue seats in two tiers extend around the gridiron. Two DiamondVision scoreboard/video-boards were located inside Texas Stadium. The stadium had many amenities that included 381 luxury suites, a stadium club where fans gathered for parties and banquets, and The Corral, which provided food, beverages, entertainment and large screen televisions for fans before, during and after all Cowboys games. Flags commemorating the Cowboys five Super Bowl championships were hung from the roof. Funding for a new stadium for the team was passed in November 2004 and the Cowboys move into a new stadium May 27, 2009. The new Dallas Cowboys Stadium is the largest domed stadium in the world.
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