Dallas Cowboys Stadium Renamed
The Dallas Cowboys no longer play in Dallas Cowboys Stadium – but they haven’t moved.
The massive indoor stadium in Texas, known for its huge HD TV screens and the equally massive ego of owner Jerry Jones, is now AT&T Stadium. The $1.2 billion football palace opened in 2009 under the name “Cowboys Stadium,” but was often referred to as the “JerryDome” in honor of owner Jones, who spearheaded the project.
Jones did not disclose terms of the deal, but it’s estimated to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars and could last 20-30 years. When the Cowboys open the 2013 season at home on September 8, they’ll no longer be in Dallas Cowboys Stadium, but the newly christened AT&T Stadium. The dome has already hosted the NBA All-Star Game, a Super Bowl, and a Manny Pacquiao fight, and will host the NCAA Final Four next year and the NCAA football playoffs in 2015.
AT&T already owns the naming rights for AT&T Park in San Francisco, where the baseball Giants play.