Texas Stadium Demolished; Developers Make Plans


Dallas area residents awoke early Sunday to a booming roar that sounded like a cross between thunder and Baghdad bombs. It was just the city of Irving imploding Texas Stadium, former home of the Dallas Cowboys.

It took one ton of dynamite, $6 million and about 30 seconds to level the 40-year old stadium (seating capacity 65,675) that housed "America's team" since 1971.

Once Texas stadium was reduced to rubble, it left Irving, a community of 210,000, with 350 newly vacant acres just seven miles from downtown Dallas. Talk about prime real estate: The area is less than a mile from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport terminals and at the third-busiest highway crossroads in the area, where 700,000 cars pass daily.

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