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Published February 6, 2012
BIGGER IS BETTER? In Dallas, David Moore noted Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones “has informed the NFL that his stadium is available and willing to host from 2016-19.” No venue “can accommodate as many fans as Cowboys Stadium.” Arlington, Texas is “centrally located and has more hotel rooms than Indianapolis, New Orleans, Tampa Bay and other second-tier cities that have hosted the game.” The stadium is also “state of the art, a claim a Super Bowl fixture in South Florida called Sun Life Stadium can no longer make.” The negatives that “stained last year’s event were frigid, icy conditions and a seating fiasco,” but the NFL and host committee “can eliminate one of those issues.” Geographic considerations “go into awarding bids,” as does the weather. But “don’t overlook the bottom line: how much money can be generated.” Moore: “That keeps Cowboys Stadium in the rotation” (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 2/5).