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Cotton Bowl, Dallas

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Cotton Bowl Stadium is an outdoor stadium in Dallas, Texas, south central United States, opening in 1930 at the 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 AT&T 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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  • Great Venue for this Red River Rivalry game between Texas and Oklahoma! Depending on the actual game time and your seat, be prepared extreme conditions for direct sunlight and 92,000+ screaming fans.  more »
  • The Cotton Bowl is historic and iconic. Exciting to attend our first game there. Facilities are kept up well but man, it is packed, seats are crowded.  more »
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  • Attended and watched my Huskies win a bowl game against Southern Miss a couple years ago. Despite the game being sparsely attended, the stadium was impressive for as old as it is! A very historic stadium in a good area of Dallas. Now living in Oklahoma and attending OU, looks like I'll be visiting this stadium once a year for the RED RIVER RIVALRY!!!
  • Awesome experience. The Cotton Bowl has a unique energy and history. Of course, the stadium is old and could use more modernization, but I love it nonetheless. Nothing better than Oklahoma Vs Texas at the Cotton Bowl right on the midway during the Texas State Fair. I can't wait until October to fly from Oregon to do it again.

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