The Dallas Cowboys have unveiled the design of their new stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2009 in Arlington, Texas. The $1 billion facility will be state of the art but will also keep the distinctive hole in the roof that has become the trademark of Texas Stadium, the Cowboys' current home. Check out the rest of this gallery for more artist renderings of the new stadium.
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The glass exterior is an eye-catching feature, as are the two steel arches that run all the way through the stadium, peaking at 320 feet above the playing field. "I'm convinced it's a building that will be a classic when it comes to looking at its design," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said.
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Unlike the Cowboys' current home, the hole in the roof can be covered by a sliding roof. The Cowboys expect the roof to be closed on most game days.
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Sliding doors on both ends can be opened. Most of the end zone will be standing-room only, although seats can be added that would bring the stadium's capacity to 100,000.
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A 60-yard long, 50-foot-high four-sided scoreboard will hang over the field.
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The concourse areas, like the rest of the stadium, will have a futuristic look.
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Capacity will be listed at 80,000, with some of those fans able to watch the game from the first-class dining facility.
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Cowboys players will also look forward to a much larger locker room than the one they currently have at Texas Stadium.
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The stadium's extensive use of glass will allow the facility to glow blue and silver, the Cowboys' traditional colors.
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