Texas Stadium located in Irving, Texas is set to be imploded at daybreak on Sunday, April 11th, 2010. The Red Lot parking area will open at 2AM to the first 5,000 vehicles
showing up for their last tail gate party at the former home of the Dallas Cowboys. Local television stations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area will offer live coverage starting at 6AM, counting the minutes to sunrise on Sunday morning at 704AM. An 11 year old boy who won an essay contest will push the button that will begin the implosion as the stadium rolls in upon itself in less than 1 minute. Home to America’s Team since 1971 the Texas Stadium then cost 35 million dollars to build. The implosion will cost 6 million dollars. 95 percent of the concrete and steel will be recycled.
Note: All surrounding freeways will be shut down 30 minutes prior to the implosion.
The Red Lot will be the only viewing area. There is only one entrance to access the red lot. Expect lengthy delays in and out of the parking area Parking is $25.00. All proceeds will be donated to local charities.
You may watch the event streaming live through the web at www.cityofirving.org.
Also you should know that no RV’s or commercial vehicles will be allowed. Additionally open flames and pets are prohibited.
After the implosion the site will be used for several years by the Texas Department of Transportation as a staging area for reconstruction of adjacent highways.
Future development plans may include retail and residential opportunities. Details are available at crossroadsdfw.com