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This is really something to check out.



[FONT=arial,helvetica]The Billion Dollar Cowboy Stadium in Dallas, Texas

There are six massive cranes working on what will be a new Texas Stadium for the Dallas Cowboys. The plans were unveiled to the public this week. To say it is Texas-sized is almost an understatement. And you could not have a more stark contrast to the stately Ballpark. This is a steel and glass monument like no other field in the world. It can seat up to 100,000 (though games will typically be 80,000). It will be the largest such venue in the world, and in theory will be open in 2009.
Click on the following link:http://stadium.dallascowboys.com/
The video screen hanging 110 feet above the field will be 60 yards (180 feet!) long and weigh 600 tons. The end zone seats get screens that are merely 48 feet wide. Monster screens will hang outside the field for those who just want to come and tailgate.

The two steel arches supporting the stadium are over one-quarter of a mile long and will be the largest single-span arches in the world, bigger than the St. Louis arches. The Statue of Liberty could fit under the retractable dome. Each end zone will have a glass door 120 feet high and 180 long, which can be opened in just 18 minutes.

And the cost? $1 billion, give or take. Ten times the cost of the Ballpark. The taxpayers are contributing $350 million, plus a ton of new roads. The mind boggles at the expense, both public and private
After you go into the site, click on each picture(take a tour) and get a preview of different areas and amenties.[/FONT]
 

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That is an amazing engineering marvel!

I would buy tickets for a tour of the stadium and behind the scenes workings.
 

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This is a shot of it being built (from about one year ago)... For the sake of scale note that Wal-Mart can be seen in the upper portion.
 
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