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STATE OF THE STADIUM: TEXAS STADIUM

     Earlier this week, Jerry Jones outlined his expansion plans
for Texas Stadium in Irving.  His plan would expand seating
capacity to over 100,000, the most in the NFL, and cost
approximately $140M, close to what Jones paid for the team and
the stadium in 1989.  Jones enjoys one of the most favorable
lease situations in the league, and Texas Stadium's 358 luxury
boxes are tops in the NFL with the Stadium Corp. owning and
operating all the boxes.  Today, THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY
continues to profile the NFL's infrastructure with a look at
Texas Stadium.

STADIUM:
Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas
AGE: Completed in 1971
CAPACITY: 65,000, 21st highest in the league.
OWNERSHIP: City of Irving
MANAGEMENT: Managed by the Texas Stadium Corp.
LUXURY BOXES: 358 boxes -- most in the NFL -- owned and operatedby the Texas Stadium Corporation.
COST: $35 million, paid for by public bonds
RENOVATIONS: Two recent renovations -- 118 more suites in '85, 60 suites added in '92.
CONCESSIONS: Concessions done in-house by Texas Stadium Corp., revenue goes to Stadium Corp.
PARKING: 16,000 parking sports at $6 a car. All revenue goes to Stadium Corp.
RENT: $1.95 million -- 7th highest in the league.
LEASE: Jones owns the team and manages the lease outright.
(Sources: Bruce Hardy, GM/Texas Stadium Corp.; rent figure from Florida Times Union article from July 24, 1994).
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