Tuesday, September 29, 2009

There's No Place Like Cowboys Stadium... No Place Like Cowboy's Stadium...

I've been blessed to have the privilege to experience some pretty incredible sporting events and sports venues throughout my years on this earth... I've walked the greens of Augusta National and seen Tiger Woods win the Masters Golf Tournament, I've seen Michael Jordan hit a game winning shot in Reunion Arena to top my Mavericks... but never in my life have I found myself in more amazement than when I entered the brand new Cowboy's Stadium for Monday Night Football yesterday.

Even before you set foot on the property, you can tell that this venue is special. As you walk up to the gate, you can't help but notice the screens everywhere, the bands playing, the vendors selling everything you can imagine with a star on it, the games going on, the cheerleaders cheering and the fans literally everywhere you look. It's loud... and busy... and awesome! Being that this was the first ever Monday Night Football game to ever be played in the new Stadium, there was a buzz in the air, and with the Cowboys desperate for a win, there was an expectation that went along with that buzz.

Cowboy fans are unique. They love their team... most of the time. One thing is for certain, they are very supportive when it comes to buying Cowboys merchandise and spending cash on the game day experience. I've never seen so many jerseys in my life. I bet 80% of the 90,000 patrons watching the game were wearing a jersey, and when you consider that the average jersey is $125, that's pretty amazing. Another thing that surprised me was the cost of parking. Most parking lots charged between $50 and $75 dollars... to PARK YOUR CAR! ...I parked with the poor people about halfway across Arlington and it only cost me $30, but even that is crazy.

When it came time to eat, we got two drinks and two Cowboy Cheese Steak Sandwiches and a bag of Doritos and the grand total was $35. The good thing about it is... it was a great sandwich.

The summary of my experience was this: Going to a Dallas Cowboys Game is way more than a football game, it's an All-Day Spectacle and a lifetime experience. It was WAY worth it... despite the insane price gouging. I highly recommend that you make your way to Dallas and experience this place!!!

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