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Cotton Bowl, Dallas

Categories: Tourist Spots, Arenas & Stadiums
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2.9/5 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...  read 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 ...  read 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. 
  • A Piece of Dallas History. with new rail and clean up, and restoration. This facility is a must place to visit. We were there for a photoshoot and the staff were very very friendly shuttling some of our talents in the heat.
  • Loved the VIP suite. First time here for 4th of July celebration. Great view!
  • Really Cool Stadium But the food its really expensive...
  • This was my first time here, and it was for a fireworks show, but it was nice to visit such a storied structure that was surprisingly well maintained for its age.
  • I love it becz surbhi jyoti is there today that is on 31 oct 2015
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