Stadiums and Arenas

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Texas and OU, Count Your Money: The Cotton Bowl's $25 Million Facelift is a Lock

    The backdrop, the pageantry, the Fried Everything: There are plenty of reasons the folks at Texas and Oklahoma wouldn't mind keeping the schools' annual rivalry at the Cotton Bowl. But these are college football guys we're talking about, so you can't underestimate the Big R. The schools split $10 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Least Surprising Announcement of the Day: Liverpool FC Not Going With HKS's Stadium

    ​Seems like forever ago we were getting our first look at the then-£300-million Stanley Park stadium Tom Hicks was promising to build for his, um, beloved Liverpool FC; ah, the good ol' days -- January 2008, before the cracks gave way to the complete cave-in. Back then, though, Hicks gave the gig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Adventures in Lousy Sports Stadium Logic, Starring University of North Texas and D

    Researchers say the new UNT stadium will pump $29 million a year into Denton's economy. You'll never guess where the researchers work.​The University of North Texas unveiled its shiny new football stadium last week, a $79 million complex designed to bring some juice to Denton come college foot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    After the Explosion: How Irving Might Wind Up Using Texas Stadium Site

    One of the early conceptual renderings for the Texas Stadium site, before officials decided to blow it up real good​Patrick will be along shortly with some photos and observations from today's final final media tour of what remains of Texas Stadium before the big blow-em-up on April 11. (Hey, ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Super Bowl XLV Getting Revved Up in Dallas, er Arlington, I Mean ... Fort Worth

    Enjoyed lunch today rubbing elbows with Pro Football Hall of Famers and pretending to be all casual and comfortable at the well-to-do Fort Worth Club. Reason? Don't know if you've heard, but Super Bowl XLV is coming to North Texas. According to the countown clock I was given, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Jonestown Coliseum Taking Prisoners, er, Applications

         The Dallas Cowboys have already sold 85 percent of the tickets to their new stadium in Arlington.   Go ahead, act surprised. But, deep down, did you really think Jerry Jones would have trouble selling out his new Jonestown Coliseum?   I didn't.   I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008

    The Only Incentive Dallas Can Offer Filmmakers: Blow Us Up, Please?

    Fact is, Irving has big plans for Texas Stadium's site once the building's gone. Reunion Arena isn't about to go the way of Nakatomi Plaza; Texas Stadium is a long way from getting the Gotham City Hospital treatment. Right now, Dallas Film Commission director Janis Burklund's idea of making those lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    This Just In: Dallas Moving to Arlington.

    The beast that ate Dallas. Is it possible to up and move a river? Because if so, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will slap a “wide load” banner on the Trinity River project and steer it toward Tarrant County any day now. And the JFK museum, and Deep Ellum and the 2010 NBA All-Star Game. In su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2008

    Tom Hicks' Delay in Arlington Has 'Em Up in Arms in Liverpool. Again.

    Steiner Associates This rendering of Glorypark's about as close as you'll get to the real thing for a long, long while. Just nine days ago, the new CEO for the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau -- Jay Burress, still a senior veep at Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau for another couple of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008

    HKS and Tom Hicks Will Partner on a New Stadium for Liverpool FC

    Is it me, or does HKS' new Liverpool stadium look like a flattened Texas Stadium? Now that Tom Hicks and his Canadian partner in Liverpool FC have secured the dough with which to refinance their investment in the storied franchise, it's on to building that long-promised £300 million Stanley Park st ... More >>

  • News

    January 10, 2008

    Cotton Bowl: Goodbye, Dallas. Hello, Palace.

    Like it or not, relocation is the right Cotton-pickin' decision.

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2007

    Cowboy Up

    Looks like you are paying for the new Cowboys stadium after all. If you’re a Dallas Cowboys season-ticket holder, you’ll soon be getting in the mail a silver envelope, the contents of which will be seat pricing for the new stadium. Warning: Before opening, please sit down. Got my grubby little ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2007

    Take That, Mayor Miller. That's Terri Hodge Talking, By the Way. Not Us.

    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's reporting that Rep. Terri Hodge, D-Dallas, was just on the floor of the state House bad-mouthing Mayor Laura Miller for failing to bring the Dallas Cowboys' new stadium -- and, of course, Super Bowl XLV -- to her hometown. “Did you know the original place the stadium ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2007

    Or: Does Jerry Jones Really Need Help to Bring a Super Bowl to North Texas?

    Denis Braham is the man in charge of bringing the Super Bowl to North Texas. Yeah, we thought that was Jerry's job too. Late last week Dallas-based law firm Winstead PC announced it had a new chairman and CEO: Houston attorney Denis Clive Braham. Who he? Well, in a nutshell, Braham led the charge to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2006

    We're No. 3! We're No. 3!

    Really, how can a team that employed Chan Gailey be worth more than a billion dollars? Does not seem right. Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys for $150 million in 1989; today, his team's worth $1.2 billion, despite the fact Chan Gailey, Dave Campo and Barry Switzer have been head coaches here dur ... More >>