Historic Texas Stadium met its fate on Sunday, as the stadium was imploded. Home to the Cowboys for 38 seasons, the stadium implosion was set off by an 11-year old that won an essay contest.
The stadium opened October 24, 1971 and had a retractable roof, but the roof didn’t retract due to the weight, so most of the stands where the fans sat were covered but the field was open to the elements. Then the paint weathered badly and the stadium which was built to replace the Cotton Bowl, became an eye sore. Texas Stadium was re-painted in 2006.
The Cowboys new home saw the team move in last season, and in their first season in their new estate they won the NFC East and advanced to the divisional round of the playoffs before losing to the Vikings in Minnesota.