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Jerry Jones: Cowboys Stadium won't have anything but the best

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wants his $1.1 billion stadium to be used for a lot more than just 10 Cowboys games a year, and so he’s actively courting everything from college football to concerts to the NBA All-Star Game to the rodeo.

And on Saturday night, Cowboys Stadium will host a fight featuring Manny Pacquiao, who’s widely regarded as the best boxer in the world, taking on Joshua Clottey. Jones said on a conference call promoting the fight that the presence of Pacquiao in the ring inside Cowboys Stadium demonstrates exactly what he’s trying to do with his venue: host world-class events.

“I have a responsibility to the Cowboys and the NFL, we don’t want to deal with anything but the top,” Jones said. “I made my mind up with the commitment to this stadium that I wasn’t going to be associated with anything but the best and working with the best.”

For Jones, it’s just good business to try to attract major sporting events to the stadium on the 355 days a year that the Cowboys aren’t playing there. No matter how many tickets the Cowboys sell, with 10 games a year they can’t possibly generate enough revenue to pay off a building that cost more than a billion bucks.

And in addition to the added revenue, Jones just likes showing his new stadium off to new audiences.

Promoter Bob Arum, who has put on boxing matches at major locations like the Houston Astrodome and Yankee Stadium in addition to the typical Las Vegas boxing venues, said of Cowboys Stadium, “it is the most phenomenal building I have ever been in.”

That’s music to Jones’s ears.

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56 Responses to “Jerry Jones: Cowboys Stadium won't have anything but the best”
  1. nfcbeast says: Mar 11, 2010 6:17 PM

    You can build it, but they wont come-Championships that is

  2. wwwmattcom says: Mar 11, 2010 6:18 PM

    Will this include the best outdoor hockey game!!!!! C’mon Jj, put your money where your mouth is.

  3. danlinker says: Mar 11, 2010 6:19 PM

    “Cowboys Stadium won’t have anything but the best”
    Guess that means all the players are leaving.

  4. SoCalSean says: Mar 11, 2010 6:19 PM

    Too bad it’s in Texas

  5. Abe Froeman says: Mar 11, 2010 6:20 PM

    Except football team.

  6. Florio-is-a-tool says: Mar 11, 2010 6:21 PM

    Too bad he doesn’t feel the same way about plastic surgeons.

  7. troll_aikman8 says: Mar 11, 2010 6:22 PM

    The Eagles have a courtroom in the basement.
    And zero Super Bowls.

  8. Citizen Strange says: Mar 11, 2010 6:23 PM

    Cue the posters who post “Cue the posters who post blah, blah blah, in three…two…one” in three…two…one.

  9. escobar2248 says: Mar 11, 2010 6:26 PM

    Thank you Jerry for pricing the working class right out of the stadium. They’ll be having wine and cheese parties at halftime.

  10. favres_right_tendon says: Mar 11, 2010 6:33 PM

    Then he better sell the Cowboys because when is the last time they won a championship? Unless I am wrong being the ‘best’ would be #1 and the Cowboys have not been that since JJ left town.

  11. Whiterhinocerous says: Mar 11, 2010 6:36 PM

    “Jerry Jones: Cowboys Stadium won’t have anything but the best”
    Except, of course, when it comes to football.

  12. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 11, 2010 6:42 PM

    “Too bad it’s in Texas”
    Better than Pelosiland.

  13. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 11, 2010 6:43 PM

    Maybe he means best in the NFCE.
    24-0
    “Unless I am wrong being the ‘best’ would be #1 and the Cowboys have not been that since JJ left town.”
    That’s because you’re an incorrect n00b fanboi.

  14. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 11, 2010 6:45 PM

    “Thank you Jerry for pricing the working class right out of the stadium. They’ll be having wine and cheese parties at halftime. ”
    Buy a party pass.

  15. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 11, 2010 6:47 PM

    “Except, of course, when it comes to football.”
    Nope, gonna have that, too. The next Super Bowl will be played there, scrubby.

  16. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Mar 11, 2010 6:50 PM

    That Jerrah just loves the attention, a real media whore.

  17. Real Vikings fans wouldn't cheer for Favre says: Mar 11, 2010 6:50 PM

    “danlinker says: March 11, 2010 6:19 PM
    “Cowboys Stadium won’t have anything but the best”
    Guess that means all the players are leaving.”
    lol too easy…but nice

  18. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 11, 2010 6:51 PM

    “You can build it, but they wont come-Championships that is”
    There’s gonna be a championship game there in less than a year, dummy. Why are 0-3gle fans so stupid? Not only can you fools not win a Super Bowl, you can’t even host one in that ghetto stadium hahaha

  19. JimmyY says: Mar 11, 2010 6:52 PM

    If only gambling were legal Jerrah would have the WSOP, greatest stage in the world. Imagine seeing A-A-A on the flop on the big screens! Either that or some Video Game championships, Book-it Dan-O!

  20. nfcbeast says: Mar 11, 2010 6:53 PM

    The Cowboys players are always in the courtroom….thugs-Americas Ghetto Team

  21. JoeyJoeJoeJr.Shabadoooo says: Mar 11, 2010 6:55 PM

    it be a shame if an F5 tornado came and destroyed it. a real shame…

  22. TexansMike says: Mar 11, 2010 6:58 PM

    Yeah like that #1 receiver you signed

  23. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Mar 11, 2010 7:00 PM

    ironic how he says…”I have a responsibility to the Cowboys and the NFL, we don’t want to deal with anything but the top” when it comes to his stadium and money.
    But when it comes to wade michelin man phillips and tony romo, he’ll settle for subpar!

  24. JimmySmith says: Mar 11, 2010 7:02 PM

    Can’t blame the guy for making money, he has to pay Roy Williams about $5 million a catch.

  25. karmathaitch says: Mar 11, 2010 7:06 PM

    There’s gonna be a championship game there in less than a year, dummy. Why are 0-3gle fans so stupid? Not only can you fools not win a Super Bowl, you can’t even host one in that ghetto stadium hahaha……..
    LOL!! HAhahaaaa!!

  26. jreed says: Mar 11, 2010 7:10 PM

    Pac-Man is going to kick some Clott this weekend!

  27. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Mar 11, 2010 7:11 PM

    The best?
    Guess the cowgurls are relocating?
    Nice hair piece jerry.

  28. Quagmire says: Mar 11, 2010 7:12 PM

    Jerry Jones: Cowboys Stadium won’t have anything but the best
    34-3

  29. Popeye says: Mar 11, 2010 7:15 PM

    JJ has three titles…..haters STFU!!!! Titles rule…EAGLES SUCK BALLZ!!!! SWEEP!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHHAA

  30. SixBurgh6 says: Mar 11, 2010 7:19 PM

    Vox: Cowboys fans are going to have to settle for *hosting* a Super Bowl, because their team sure as hell isn’t going to be playing in it any time soon.
    Enjoy watching two other teams play in your stadium for a Lombardi trophy, sir.

  31. Laxer37 says: Mar 11, 2010 7:19 PM

    Best scoreboard in the league. Great views from anywhere in the stadium to watch as the Cowboys disappoint.

  32. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Mar 11, 2010 7:25 PM

    Hey Popeye, Jimmy Johnson has three titles you little we-todd.

  33. chris says: Mar 11, 2010 7:28 PM

    Why does everone keep saying Jerrys stadium? It was paid for by the taxpayers and it is owned by the city of Arlington.
    Originally estimated to cost $650 million, the stadium’s current construction cost was $1.3 billion, making it one of the most expensive sports venues ever built.[11] To aid Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones in paying the construction costs of the new stadium, Arlington voters approved the increase of the city’s sales tax by 0.5 percent, the hotel occupancy tax by 2 percent, and car rental tax by 5 percent. The City of Arlington provided over $325 million (including interest) in bonds as funding,[11][12] and Jones covered any cost overruns. Also, the NFL provided the Cowboys with an additional $150 million, as per their policy for giving teams a certain lump sum of money for stadium financing
    Broke ground September 20, 2005
    Opened May 27, 2009[2]
    Owner City of Arlington[3]
    Operator Dallas Cowboys
    Surface Matrix artificial turf[4]

  34. SoCalSean says: Mar 11, 2010 7:29 PM

    @.VoxVeritas
    A woman might help with your turrets

  35. dhunter says: Mar 11, 2010 7:31 PM

    Hy Jerry How about snowcross at your statium bet it would be a wild deal as Texans never seen anything like snowcross

  36. fisherman says: Mar 11, 2010 7:33 PM

    Jerry charges from $40-$75 just to park at his palace. He should be able to pay the thing off just using that money. It’s highway robbery.

  37. DocBG says: Mar 11, 2010 7:39 PM

    allright, so do they really throw a re-run of green acres on the big screen if the cowboys get down by more than 3 touchdowns?
    you’d think it would appeal to the locals.

  38. Deadpool says: Mar 11, 2010 7:39 PM

    So, Jerry, you intend to evict the Cowboys then?

  39. Deadpool says: Mar 11, 2010 7:42 PM

    JimmySmith, wow. smallest investment ever HAHA!

  40. Zaggs says: Mar 11, 2010 7:43 PM

    Well Jerry sure as hell got the best opening to his stadium didn’t he?
    But do they need to recoup money? The vast majority of the cost was paid by tax payers, not Jerry Jones.

  41. NOwillrepeat says: Mar 11, 2010 7:45 PM

    Of course he needs the revenue. How else is plastic face suppose to pay for all the surgery? Way too ez

  42. Deadpool says: Mar 11, 2010 7:45 PM

    Pelosiland = sucks, but I can think of worse places… like, oh, I dunno, TEXAS!

  43. Deadpool says: Mar 11, 2010 7:48 PM

    “Nothing but the best”
    By this, does he mean the best brother-sister weddings at the 50-yard line at halftime?

  44. Rickah99 says: Mar 11, 2010 7:58 PM

    @Vick Veritas,
    Allow me to elaborate for you:
    “You can build it, but they wont come-Championships that is”
    ANOTHER NFC team will be playing for the Lombardi trophy in your own house, while Rom-O-Choke watches from Cabo Wabo!
    Steer & Queers, that’s all you’ve got down in them thar parts!

  45. BBrophy1 says: Mar 11, 2010 7:58 PM

    I could see Jerry Jones getting involved in Wrestlemania at some point

  46. Obeah says: Mar 11, 2010 8:24 PM

    Way to go Jerry, you have come a long ways from being a barefoot hillbilly to to being the head of “JERRYWORLD”

  47. Azeem Abdul-Majid Hasib says: Mar 11, 2010 8:57 PM

    Not JerryWorld, it’s Jonestown.
    Where all the inbred brain dead rednecks drink Jerry’s KoolAid.
    Allah Akbar!

  48. Playoffs?! says: Mar 11, 2010 8:57 PM

    @ DieHardSkinsfan
    Jerry jones does have three….johnson was the coach of TWO of them and switzer had the other….idiot. Worry about your dumpster fire of a franchise that hasn’t won shit since Doug Williams QB’d there…

  49. Playoffs?! says: Mar 11, 2010 9:00 PM

    “Pac-Man is going to kick some Clott this weekend”
    He’ll get destroyed…lol Pac’s on roids haha

  50. AmenVoxVeritas316 says: Mar 11, 2010 9:37 PM

    Please leave Vox alone. I’m his brother and you are hurting his feelings. He doesn’t understand that the NFL consists of more teams then just the Eagles and Cowboys. I have tried to tell him that there are other teams in the NFL, but he doesn’t believe me.

  51. hotchick says: Mar 11, 2010 9:41 PM

    I want my 5 minutes of life back I wasted reading these comments.
    Shame on me.

  52. Mike Rendahl says: Mar 11, 2010 9:53 PM

    Jerry Jones is such a dink, all that guy has ever cared about is himself…

  53. Big Tex says: Mar 11, 2010 10:06 PM

    It sure sounds as if a substantial amount of posters are more than a little jealous of the Jones Mahal. And just a quick aside, if Jerry actually priced that many potential customers out, then how come the ‘Boys led the league in home attendance? They out drew second place Washington by almost 50,000 and the third place Giants by close to 90,000. The Cowboys more than DOUBLED Oakland’s home attendance.
    And SoCal Sean and Deadpool, feel free to stay out of Texas. Go enjoy bankrupt California where the housing market, the job market, and the state treasury are all about as stable as the San Andreas.

  54. edgy1957 says: Mar 11, 2010 10:19 PM

    .VoxVeritas says:
    Buy a party pass.
    ***********************
    Please. It’s not a party pass, it’s a cattle call ticket. Jerry basically threw out the people who supported the team and the only way they can get back in is to stand up for hours and then if they have to go to the bathroom, they risk their spot in the corral. There’s a very special place in Hell reserved for Jerry Jones for all the bull that he’s done to the players and the fans.

  55. edgy1957 says: Mar 11, 2010 10:24 PM

    # Zaggs says: March 11, 2010 7:43 PM
    But do they need to recoup money? The vast majority of the cost was paid by tax payers, not Jerry Jones.
    ***********************
    Technically, Jerry paid more than the taxpayers ($325 mil) or the NFL ($150 mil) combined but most of that money will come from the PSLs and since Jerry is financing anyone who can’t pay it all at once at 8%, he’s going to make a pretty penny on stadium.

  56. Kevin from Philly says: Mar 12, 2010 9:59 AM

    Nothing but the best at Cowboys stadium – they’ve even hired Vox to polish the turds at the rodeo. And why not? He’s been trying for many years here to put a shine on the turd called the Dallas Cowboys.

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