It's been a big week at the new Cowboys stadium with a Paul McCartney concert on Wednesday and the first Cowboys game on Friday night. Even with the big events, the stadium is becoming a tourist destination on days when nothing is going on at the field. In this week's Lone Star Adventure Richard Ray takes us to Arlington for the stadium tour.
An open house event in early August drew tens of thousands of people to the new Cowboys stadium. Fans were awestruck by the size of the building and its $40 million scoreboard video screen.
The obvious goal is to fill the seats when the football team plays, but the new stadium is turning out to be far more than just a game day attraction. Hundreds of people are turning out each day to take the stadium tour.
The hour and a half tour explores the places you don't see on game day, including the Cowboys locker room. You don't have to like football at all to be awed by the $1.2 billion structure. Just the sheer size of it is very impressive.
On most days when there's not a game or an event the tours start every fifteen minutes from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The tour is a terrifc bargain at $15 dollars for adults. For a fraction of the price of a game ticket you'll get the chance to see what promises to be the focal point of major events in Arlington for years to come.
For more information about tours check out the Cowboys stadium website.
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