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In its first year of existence, Cowboys Stadium in Arlington set records for largest attendance at an NFL regular season game and an NBA All-Star Game. Shoot, the pristine building even attracted 40,000 for bull riding.

It's a no-brainer that on May 20 SportsBusiness Journal will award it 2010 Sports Facility of the Year. Right? There is no second place.

And we haven't even yet mentioned the JumboJerry video screens.

Say what you will about Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, but he was right.

He built it.

And they - including almost every sporting event - are coming.

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