Based on the title of this column, you may think I’m a Cowboys fan, so I would first like to say that I am NOT a Cowboys fan. Honestly, I hate their guts. Always have, always will.
However, I am able to overlook my hatred for the team that the stadium is named after when I say that Cowboys Stadium is, without a doubt, the best stadium I have ever been to.
Having just experienced the home of the ’Boys firsthand as they manhandled my hapless St. Louis Rams, I can honestly say there is no other place like it, both from a sports and architectural perspective.
When you walk up to it, your first reaction is to pick your jaw up off the concrete. The stadium is an absolute architectural masterpiece, and it definitely shows that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones poured almost $1 billion of his own money into it.
The entire stadium is covered in glass on the outside, which is supported by giant industrial-yet-elegant girders. As amazing as the outside is, the inside is even more fantastic.
When you walk in, you’re greeted by a massive entryway (at least the section that I went into) and lots more glass. Once you get to your seats, you’re treated to one of the most fantastic stadium attractions in the world — the Cowboys Stadium big screen.
This screen, to put it in perspective, is so big that when the stadium opened two years ago, punters were clanking punts off of it. It’s a great thing for fans up in the nose bleed section, since they can get a close-up view of the action without leaving their seat.
Lastly, they had margaritas for sale from crowd vendors. How awesome is that shit? Not only that, the margaritas were strong. And delicious. Simply amazing.
In all seriousness, if you call yourself a sports fan, you need to make a pilgrimage to Cowboys Stadium sometime in your life. It’s an experience, and you won’t regret it.