Cowboys plan $295 million upgrade to AT&T Stadium

Texas Rangers vs Toronto Blue Jays, 2016 American League Division Series
Getty Images

The Cowboys are trying to keep up with the Joneses.

Via Ben Fischer of Sport Business Journal, up to $295 million in upgrades to AT&T Stadium are in the works.

The goal is to refresh premium spaces and upgrade technology before hosting the 2026 World Cup.

Owner Jerry Jones opened the building to much fanfare in 2009. Since then, the venue has been one-upped by the likes of U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota, Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, and SoFi Stadium in L.A.

The Cowboys have hosted only one Super Bowl there. That event was marred by a week-of-game ice storm and a failure to finalize seating in time for corresponding tickets to be used.

The Cowboys will request diverting some of the box-office revenue that otherwise is shared with the league at large for the project. The team also will be seeking a waiver of the league’s $600 million debt limit.

Owners are expected to act on the requests next week, when they conduct a quarterly meeting in Irving, Texas.

10 responses to “Cowboys plan $295 million upgrade to AT&T Stadium

  1. Diverting revenue otherwise shared with the league? No wonder he was defending Snyder so much, sounds like a move straight from the Snyder playbook ……

  2. I hope installing a natural-grass field is among the planned improvements at AT&T Stadium. They’re going to do that for the World Cup matches played there in 2026, why not do so for the Cowboys, the venue’s primary tenant? It’s what NFL players overwhelmingly prefer, too.

  3. I hope installing a natural-grass field is among the planned improvements at AT&T Stadium. They’re going to do that for the World Cup matches played there in 2026, why not do so for the Cowboys, the venue’s primary tenant?

  4. I hope installing a natural-grass field for Cowboys games is among the planned improvements at AT&T Stadium.

  5. I hope putting in a natural-grass field for Cowboys games is among the planned improvements at AT&T Stadium.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.