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Cotton Bowl, Dallas
(3/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
Cotton Bowl is an outdoor stadium in the south central United States, located in Dallas, Texas. Opened in 1930 as Fair Park Stadium, it is located in Fair Park, site of the State Fair of Texas. Concerts or other events using a stage allow the playing field to be used for additional spectators.The Cotton Bowl was the longtime home of the annual college football post-season bowl game known as the Cotton Bowl Classic, for which the stadium is named. Starting on New Year's Day 1937, it hosted the first 63 editions of the game, through January 2009; the game was moved to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington in January 2010.The stadium has been home to many football teams over the years, including: SMU Mustangs (NCAA), Dallas Cowboys (NFL; 1960–1971), Dallas Texans (NFL) (1952), Dallas Texans (AFL; 1960 - 1962), and soccer teams, the Dallas Tornado (NASL; 1967 - 1968), and FC Dallas (the Dallas Burn before 2005) (Major League Soccer; 1996 - 2002, 2004 - 2005). It was also one of the nine venues used for the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
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  • This venue, OU Vs TX, is always a fun event ..... win, loose or draw! Enjoy the state fair while you are there. Pre-game at the Old Mill Inn for brats and beer! The stands are evenly split between Red...  more »
  • Historical venue. Signage is good. Easy to get to via train. Lots of snack bars. On the negative side is the seating. It is hard. The seating is too close and you bump your knees against the bleacher ...  more »
  • Worth seeing if you are a football fan. Lots of history and displays. Recommended for older kids and adults, the younger kids wouldn't stay interested. 
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  • The Cotton Bowl is a great place to watch a sporting event. Most seats are pretty good and the new scoreboards make it easier to see what's going on. The concessions are way overpriced since they know you can't go anywhere else. One slice of pizza is $6 and a bottle of water is $5.
  • We had a nice time here. Although the Cotton bowl Stadium was full there was good food, a few vendors to purchase shirts and the battle of the bands was great. Of course Grambling's band won.....
  • Enjoyed the Diwali mela celebration. Stadium was clean and neat.
  • I saw Steve Vai and Eric Clapton here. It was a great experience at the Cottonbowl!
  • I have not been there but my beloved justin and Ryan are there love you