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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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  • It's been a long time since I visited The Cotton Bowl. I attended the Winter Classic (Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators) on New Year's Day. I'm pretty patient, the long lines at the food vendors.....  more »
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  • The feel of a true football venue. Can feel the excitement of the game. It is old yet true to its roots. Many concerts played here as well soccer games.
  • Had a great time for the Lake Highlands vs Plano East game. Cotton bowl Stadium is perfect with easy access to DART train.

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