- Address: 1 AT&T Way, Arlington
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 80,000
- Opened: 27 May 2009
- Main use: American football
- Tenants: Dallas Cowboys (American football)
Extra stadium info – AT&T Stadium
The construction of the National Football League venue started in September 2005. It opened as the Cowboys Stadium and the construction costs of the stadium were $1.3 billion. The AT&T Stadium is known as a venue for various events, like American football, basketball, bowling, boxing, concerts, football, monster truck events, religious events, rodeo, supercross and wrestling. The venue broke a world record with the largest high-definition video display in 2009. Leati Joseph Anoa’i, commonly known as Roman Reigns, won his first world title at the stadium. He became one of the first wrestlers with 10 million followers on his main social media page.
The Dallas Cowboys
George W. Bush, one of the former presidents of the United States of America, handled the opening coin toss of the first NFL game at the stadium. The match was won by the New York Giants after defeating tenants Dallas Cowboys. The Dallas Cowboys American football club is among the major American football teams in the world. The Cowboys played their first-ever National Football League game on 24 September 1960. They lost the game against the Pittsburg Steelers from Pennsylvania. The American football match took place in Texas in front of 30,000 spectators. The Dallas Cowboys lost their first 10 NFL games. Their 11th NFL game ended in a 31-31 draw. The match against the New York Giants took place in the city of New York.
The Super Bowl
The Dallas Cowboys won the Super Bowl various times. In 1971, they won the Super Bowl for the first time in their history after beating the Miami Dolphins from Florida 24-3. 81,000 people showed up for Super Bowl VI, which took place in the city of New Orleans. In February 2011, the AT&T Stadium hosted the first Super Bowl in Arlington. The Green Bay Packers won the match after beating the Pittsburgh Steelers.
In August 2011, the venue hosted its first match of the world famous Spanish side FC Barcelona, the first football club with three FIFA Club World Cup titles. Their arch-rivals Real Madrid became the second club with three FIFA Club World Cup titles. FC Barcelona and Real Madrid became the first sports clubs with 100 million followers on their main social media page.