There's nothing subtle about AT&T Stadium formerly known as Cowboys Stadium, a mammoth structure plopped down in the middle of residential Arlington, Texas. The stadium attracts up to 105,000 people per game, all converging into the suburb for Cowboys parking and some football.
The Cowboys can certainly take pride in their space-age style stadium. Already entering its fifth season, the second-newest venue in the NFL is trademarked by its video screen. The board stretches across to each team's 20-yard line, making it the fourth-largest high definition video display in the world. Some say the board is overkill, and that upper-deck patrons can't focus on the on-field play. Either way, it needs to be seen to believed, and you'll need to find yourself some Dallas Cowboys parking to see it.
Other features include a retractable roof, installed and styled to pay homage to the old Texas Stadium's "hole in the roof". Extensive standing room area boosts the capacity by 25,000 people, making it the largest NFL stadium by over 20,000 "seats," driving demand for Cowboys parking tickets.
A state-of-the art venue like this doesn't limit itself to the NFL. Big-time college football is played here as well, like the Cowboys Classic, set to host LSU, TCU, Florida State, Oklahoma State, Alabama and Wisconsin in the next three years. AT&T Stadium also hosts the Cotton Bowl Classic, an annual college football game that has been played in the area since the late 1930s. The event originated at the Texas Fairgrounds at the eponymous Cotton Bowl Stadium, where it was held until 2010. Though the event previously took place in the first week of each January, it was moved in 2017 to the last week of December. The bowl acts as a semifinal game for the College Football Playoff every three years, most recently in 2018 and happening again in 2021.
Further distinguishing Cowboys Stadium from its inferior fellow NFL venues is its title as the only stadium to nix all public transportation. Only a car or a private shuttle is taking you to to Cowboys Stadium. Its suburban setting away from major highways sets up quite the game-day scene for drivers. 12,000 on-site parking spaces may sound like a lot, but not when you factor in the 100,000-plus capacity along with zero public transportation. ParkWhiz can provide some much-needed game-day relief with plenty of lots that are close, cheap, or tailgate-friendly.
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