| Sports |

Singapore Dome to Eclipse JerryWorld as World's Largest. But Hey, Ours Has Yoga Pants.

Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

Jerry Jones must have felt the superlatives slipping away from Cowboys Stadium, that monument to football, consumerism, and, not least, Jerry Jones. What other explanation could there be for opening the first ever lingerie store inside a sports stadium?

Three years after it opened with a dome that, at 275 meters in diameter, was the largest in the world, the roof at JerryWorld is poised to be eclipsed.

In Singapore, crews are at work building a new National Stadium. The structure, part of a $1.3 billion "sports hub," will hold a relatively pedestrian 55,000 people, but it will do so beneath a dome that stretches 310 meters across. It is the only stadium in the world designed to host soccer, rugby and cricket, according to The Jakarta Post.

Jerry Jones can't say that, nor can he say that Cowboys Stadium's retractable roof doubles as a giant projector equipped with 3,000 LEDs. Jerry still has a definite edge in one area at least: You can't get drunk with 15,000 bears fans in Singapore.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.