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Cowboys Stadium roof will be closed for Super Bowl

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The early forecast for Super Bowl Sunday in Dallas is for the temperature to be around 49 degrees at kickoff, which is ten degrees cooler than normal.

It won’t really matter because the roof is going to be closed for the big game.

The decision was made well before the game according to NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy so the league could have a “singular focus” on the game.    Plus the NFL knows no one really wants to pay big money to sit at a cold Super Bowl.  Oh wait.

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17 Responses to “Cowboys Stadium roof will be closed for Super Bowl”
  1. giablommi says: Jan 26, 2011 11:31 AM

    What’s the point of retractable roofs for football stadiums? A couple extra tens of millions of dollars so that you can play under the sunlight for 2 or 3 times a year?

  2. karlpilkington says: Jan 26, 2011 11:35 AM

    Ummm, is this really news? Couldnt we just tune in on Superbowl Sunday and see for ourselves if that stupid roof is open or closed.

  3. jc1958coo says: Jan 26, 2011 11:47 AM

    good for aaron rodgers, bad for steelers going to light’em up just like atlanta!! terrible towel will be loser towel!!!

  4. jerruhjones says: Jan 26, 2011 11:49 AM

    Jerry will be charging extra for fresh air.

  5. footballfan says: Jan 26, 2011 11:59 AM

    What’s the point of retractable roofs for football stadiums? A couple extra tens of millions of dollars so that you can play under the sunlight for 2 or 3 times a year?

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    I agree. When Indy built the 3/4 billion dollar behemoth here I was laughing. Was a total waste of money to have the roof able to open. The temp has to be above 40 degrees and if there is any chance of precipitation then it has to be closed. Best part tho, if the roof was open and it started to rain, the scoreboards are not waterproof and there is no drainage on the field. Would be a natural disaster!!!

  6. citizenstrange says: Jan 26, 2011 12:05 PM

    Is Jerry Jones still selling those ripoff Party Passes?

  7. rcali says: Jan 26, 2011 12:41 PM

    What are they going to do when the Super Bowl is in New Jersey? They’re already worried about it being too cold in Dallas? How much did the Super Bowl committee get paid by New Jersey?

  8. giablommi says: Jan 26, 2011 1:07 PM

    “What are they going to do when the Super Bowl is in New Jersey? ”
    ^^^^^
    Maybe that will be the opportunity for actual football fans to attend the Super Bowl rather than celebrities and CEOs.

    But more than likely not.

  9. FoozieGrooler says: Jan 26, 2011 1:14 PM

    I wonder why?
    If they leave it open Jerry can count birds flying over in his attendance figures too.

  10. FoozieGrooler says: Jan 26, 2011 1:16 PM

    jc1958coo says: Jan 26, 2011 11:47 AM

    “good for aaron rodgers, bad for steelers”

    If you have to base your “prediction” on whether there’s a roof or not, your team has bigger issues than the location of the game.

  11. freedomispopular says: Jan 26, 2011 1:25 PM

    “What’s the point of retractable roofs for football stadiums? A couple extra tens of millions of dollars so that you can play under the sunlight for 2 or 3 times a year?”

    Or so you can hold other events there besides football games?

  12. bigdad10359 says: Jan 26, 2011 2:45 PM

    It is truly amazing the numbers of idiots that post to PFT that believe that Jerry Jones has control over the Super Bowl just because it is being played at Cowboys Stadium. The NFL controls every aspect of the game, activities, team lodging, etc.

  13. realitypolice says: Jan 26, 2011 2:56 PM

    Hilarious.

    Roger Goodell stands at the podium with a straight face and tells everyone how excited he is to have a Super Bowl that will be played in the elements in NY/NJ.

    Then he tells the press in Atlanta that he agrees with the Falcons desire to get a new open-air stadium because football is so great when played outside.

    Meanwhile, he has ordered the roof closed every time he has had the option for a super bowl, including ARIZONA, and now Dallas, where it is predicted to be 49 degrees.

    I’ve got news for ya Rog, that’s at least 20 degrees warmer than it will be at kickoff in NJ in 2014.

    Plus, we seem to be averaging around 3 state-of-emergency, highways closed type snowstorms per winter around here lately. Had one the day after Xmas, sounds like there’s a good size one coming tonight, and the long range forecasts are calling for an absolute monster around February 2-4th. You know, right around Super Bowl time.

    Tell me again, Roger, how having a Super Bowl up here was about “playing in the elements” and not about $$$$$$$.

  14. packfan66 says: Jan 26, 2011 2:57 PM

    how will jerry jones fit his ego in there with the roof closed?

  15. granadafan says: Jan 26, 2011 3:48 PM

    What about the fans who are shelling out $200 to sit outside the stadium. Will the NFL or Jerry Jones spring for a tarp cover and space heaters?

  16. granadafan says: Jan 26, 2011 3:50 PM

    I am hoping for a gigantic snow storm for the NY Superbowl just so Roger Goodell will actually have to experience a slight drop in temperature. Giving NY the Superbowl in the middle of winter was one of the most idiotic decisions the NFL has made.

  17. doe22us says: Jan 26, 2011 8:43 PM

    Sucks for the suckers outside lol..

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