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Cotton Bowl, Dallas

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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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  • Was in town with the family for a biz trip for my wife, but my four boys and I stumbled across the historic stadium on our last day in town. A gate was open, so the boys took their football and played...  more »
  • I attended Dallas Cowboy games here as a teenager, 5 years straight 68-73 University of Texas Cotton Bowl 1 January games - two for national championships, Oklahoma-Texas Shootouts and Yesterday (27 D...  more »
  • Great on site facilities. Army tailgate was well staffed & food was great. Stadium is a bit dated on concessions but it's an historic gift to football. The complex is great & traffic was not bad. Easy...  more »
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  • An arena tucked into fair park. Cool spot. Don't think the outside of it was the right location choice for Untappd 2016.
  • I like that it's in fair park if you go to TX VS OU game you can get a corn dog its open air arena but they do have an air conditioned box. Which is nice in the summer. Temps reach over 100 degrees.
  • Awesome place for concerts and events. Parking facilities are good.
  • 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.
  • The original Cotton Bowl, how can you not like it. Saw a great game here, Army vs. University of North Texas.