Welcome to Arlington, the new home of the world-famous Dallas Cowboys!
What an incredible year 2009 was for the Dallas Cowboys and Arlington, Texas. On June 6, 2009, the brand new Cowboys Stadium threw open its massive glass doors and practically blew the retractable roof off to mark its grand opening with a country music concert featuring George Strait and Reba McEntire. This was a massive house-warming party, with well over 100,000 country music fans who were as pleased with the enormous new stadium as they were with the concert itself.
The inaugural year of the stadium brought other concerts including Paul McCartney, U2 and the Jonas Brothers, as well as rodeos, a monster truck jam, soccer, high school and college football, NCAA basketball, the NBA All-Star game, boxing, and of course, the world famous Dallas Cowboys. The season's home opener was played in front of more than 105,000 fans, an NFL record for a regular season game. Despite losing the first game at home, the team went on to have a winning season, clinching the NFC East in the final game of the regular season against Philadelphia. The Cowboys won the first NFL post-season game played at the stadium a week later, again against the Philadelphia Eagles.
On February 6, 2011, Cowboys Stadium will be the site of Super Bowl XLV. Millions of football fans worldwide will be watching our city and stadium, and hopefully our team, the Dallas Cowboys, during this spectacular event. This is a great opportunity for the citizens of Arlington to show the hospitality for which we have become known to the fans who will descend on our city from near and far.
We will continue to update this blog with tourism information to aid those who will be visiting Arlington for the Super Bowl.