The Super Bowl returns to the Big-D finally, but it’s not certain if the Dallas Cowboys will be in attendance or not. With the completion of the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas not far from Six Flags and the Ballpark at Arlington, Jerry Jones, the owner of the Cowboys, has insured his place in Cowboys lore. The stadium, which holds over 100,000 fans and two stupendous live-feed video screens, will be ready for the 2009 season. At a cost of somewhere around a billion dollars, Mr. Jones wants to be sure everyone gets a good view of “America’s Team”.
With the tremendous help of former Superbowl MVP and Hall-of-Fame QB Roger Staubach, the stadium was selected over Indianapolis and Arizona. Mr. Staubach was a vital member of the committee that presented the Stadium’s use to the NFL owners and Commissioner Roger Goodell. As the saying goes, “Everything’s bigger in Texas” and it was basically the size of the new stadium and numbers of ticketed fans able to attend that eventually convinced the owners.
So while the actual contenders of Super Bowl XLV is yet to be determined, one thing for certain is Dallas will play a monumental role and Jerry Jones will most definitely get a huge financial return on his investment, whether his team plays in the game or not.