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SBD/Issue 238/Facilities & Venues
NFL Rules Cowboys Video Board Does Not Have To Be Raised
Published August 28, 2009
|NFL Taking No Action This Season
Regarding Cowboys Stadium's Video Board
TWITTER REAX: SI’s Peter King: “Jerry Jones wins staredown over videoboard. NFL now set up for Tropicana Field-like ground rules for new stadium. Bad decision.” SI’s Don Banks: “Disagree with P. King's assessment of Cowboys videoboard-gate. Thought it was the way NFL would go: 1 yr. assessment to see how much impact. … Could be that only 2-3 punts hit the board all year. One-year ground rule doesn't have to be treated like a threat to sanctity of the game.” SI's Arash Markazi: “The day that video board adversely effects the Cowboys on the field is the day that Jerry Jones will raise it.”
FILLED TO CAPACITY: In Dallas, Jeff Mosier notes the NFL for Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium in '11 is "projecting that it could have about 93,200 seated inside the stadium and another 10,000 outside in the plazas." Attendance for the game could "get close" to the Super Bowl-record 103,985 fans who attended Super Bowl XIV at the Rose Bowl. NFL Senior VP/Events Frank Supovitz said the league is "taking the stadium and going layer by layer to decide what each space will do." Meanwhile, the September 5 Oklahoma-BYU college football game at the stadium sold out, but new $25 tickets, or "Spirit Passes" that are "similar to the Cowboys' standing-room-only Party Pass," are now available (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 8/28).