Super Bowl 2011: 7 Reasons Cowboys Stadium Is a Great Venue for Super Bowl XLV
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The Dallas Cowboys never gave themselves a shot at playing in Super Bowl XLV in Cowboys Stadium, but we should be thankful that Cowboys Stadium is hosting.
Cowboys Stadium officially opened on May 27, 2009 with its share of success and failure.
The failure is mainly that the project went $500 million over budget, making the stadium even more awesome than had been expected.
Read on for seven reasons that Cowboys Stadium will be a great venue for Super Bowl XLV.
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Everything is bigger and better in Texas, and the Super Bowl should be no exception.
Texans are some of the most hardcore football fans around, and even without the Cowboys in the Bowl, it should be a great atmosphere.
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Don't get me wrong—cold weather games are impressive. The players fighting through the brutal chill is incredible.
With it being Green Bay versus Pittsburgh, cold weather also shouldn't have a severe negative impact on either team.
However, for the fans, it's always nice to be warm. For the players, it's one less thing to worry about so they can just focus on playing the game.
Cowboys Stadium is the world's largest domed structure and has a retractable roof to control for weather.
Close Luxury Suites
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15,000 high roller fans will be able to enjoy the game from the closest luxury suites in the league.
Imagine air conditioning, comfortable chairs and someone bringing you a steady flow of beer while watching the Super Bowl live from just off the field.
Does it get better than that?
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Cowboys Stadium and Super Bowl XLV have attracted some of the biggest names in music today with Christina Aguilera set to sing the national anthem and the Black Eyed Peas doing the halftime show.
Between them, they've sold over 100 million albums.
Whether you like or hate the Black Eyed Peas, they'll get the crowd excited.
World's Biggest HDTV
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Did you miss something on the field?
Not to worry—you can check out the replay on the 175-foot "Jerry-Tron."
Couldn't quite tell if the knee was down?
How about blowing it up to several hundred times the size before making your decision?
The video screen in Cowboys Stadium spans from one 20-yard line to the other.
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Cowboys Stadium is normally the fourth largest stadium in the NFL, with a seating capacity of 80,000.
It becomes by far the largest, though, when it's expanded to its standing room only capacity of 110,000.
More space for more fans is always good!
Panoramic View of Dropped Field
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Most stadiums feature the playing field at ground level, so you go in and start climbing to get to your seats.
Cowboys Stadium dug up more than 1.4 million cubic yards of dirt and rock to lower the playing field to 50 feet below ground level.
When you walk into Cowboys Stadium, you'll have a panoramic view of the entire field before ever finding your seats.