Cotton Bowl – Stadium
#69 of 100 things to do in Dallas
The Cotton Bowl is a stadium which opened in 1930 and became known as “The House That Doak Built” due to the immense crowds that former SMU running back Doak Walker drew to the stadium during his college career in the late 1940s. Wikipedia
Address: 3750 The Midway, Dallas, TX 75215
Team: Dallas Tornado
Phone: (214) 670-8400
Today’s Cotton Bowl Stadium is an exciting sports venue that is larger and more sophisticated than ever before.
A $57 million makeover in the 2000s has resulted in an arena that is the ninth largest football stadium in the United States, with 92,100 seats.
There are twice as many restrooms and concession stands as before. The upper and lower decks in both end zones now feature wall-to-wall restrooms and concession stands. Meanwhile, fans can now walk the entire inside perimeter of the stadium, thanks to a new upper deck that wraps 360 degrees without a barrier.
A three-story structure above the players’ tunnel at the end of the stadium now features the coaches’ locker room. A media room accommodating 250 people has replaced the tent that used to serve as the working space for reporters.
To improve crowd flow, the stadium also features one larger entrance gate opposite of the tunnel entrance and four, large stair-tower entrances where the old part of the stadium adjoins the new section.