DALLAS COWBOYS STADIUM Design Statement Total Square Footage: 2.3 million square feet. The entire Statue of Liberty and its base could ﬁt into the stadium with the roof closed. The stadium is also the world’s largest column-free room. The American Airlines Center in Dallas could ﬁt entirely into the new stadium at ﬁeld level. Interior Cubic Volume: 104 million cubic feet. (By comparison, Reliant Stadium in Houston measures 90 million cubic feet.) The Dallas Cowboys stadium will be the largest enclosed stadium (in cubic feet) in the NFL. Seating Capacity: A capacity of 80,000 plus standing room or additional seating in the end zones, along with ticketed areas in the end zone plazas can increase total capacity to 100,000. Suites: There will be 200 suites in eight different locations on ﬁve separate levels of the stadium. Field-level suites will be available on the sidelines as well as in the end zone for up-close and personal viewing of the games. The Hall of Fame level suites will be 20 rows from the ﬁeld, making them the closest in the NFL. Domed Roof: At 660,800 square feet, the stadium will be the largest domed structure in the world. Retractable Roof: The open roof design that was a unique feature of Texas Stadium will be carried over into the design of the new stadium, with the improvement of a new retractable feature, revealing an opening that measures 256 feet wide and 410 feet long. Two bi-parting mechanized roof panels – each measuring 63,000 square feet – will be driven by a rack-and-pinion drive system consisting of 64 7.5 HP electric motors, making it the ﬁrst of its kind in the world. The open/close time is 12 minutes. Arches: The roof is supported by two 35-feet deep and 15-feet wide boxed arch trusses. Each truss spans 1,290 feet – nearly a quarter mile – making the roof the longest clear-span structure in the world. The arches are more than twice the length of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. Glass Retractable Door: Each end zone features a ﬁve-leaf clear glass retractable door measuring 120 feet high and 180 feet wide, making it the tallest moveable glass wall in the world. Parking: It is estimated that between parking owned or under control of the Dallas Cowboys as well as the entrepreneurial lots in and around the stadium area, that there will be 30,000 parking spaces available to fans on game day.
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