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View Poll Results: What should Irving do with Texas Stadium?
Find another use for it 12 33.33%
Demolish it 24 66.67%
Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-07-2007, 03:23 PM
 
Location: DFW Texas
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As you all are aware of, the new Cowboys Stadium is under construction in tourist trap Arlington. The city of Irving plans on demolishing Texas Stadium for yet another Mixed-Used development, once its completed in 2009.
WHY?
I consider Texas Stadium a DFW if not a Texas LANDMARK!! I think it should be saved and the city of Irving FIND another use for it. The roof alone is a Landmark!
How many memories are going to go up in dust when the explosives go off to demolish it? I have several of my own.
What are your memories / ideas of its use after, if it were to be saved?

Not to compare us with Houston, but Houston IS KEEPING the Astrodome!
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:30 PM
 
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I do agree with you. I am sure they can find a way to use the property without tearing it down.
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:35 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Question Maybe A Storage Shack For Memories

JV, ol' buddy, it's too late. All you'll have in '09 is a memory. The new stadium is going to be incredible, but Texas Stadium has had a great history with legendary players and the great stories associated with Cowboys lore, and it just plain ran its course. Even the Astrodome is not immune to possible demolition.

Now, in staying with your topic, if it were to be saved...... Holy grits, I don't know what you can do with it?? The largest high school football stadium in Texas?? I doubt it. It can't be converted to a convention center or hotel. I've ruled out lofts. Let's see.......

JV, it looks like you have me stumped on this one.
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:39 PM
 
Location: DFW Texas
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I don't know why it couldnt be used as a Hotel or Convention center....If we can put a Tollway next to the Trinity we can do that.
Then again in shopping obsessed Dallas, maybe we could convert it into a 20 level mall with the area under the "hole", be an open atrium......

Hey its a thought!!!
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:58 PM
Status: "Soon to be fifty years since moon landing." (set 4 days ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
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I don't know why it couldnt be used as a Hotel or Convention center....If we can put a Tollway next to the Trinity we can do that.
Then again in shopping obsessed Dallas, maybe we could convert it into a 20 level mall with the area under the "hole", be an open atrium......

Hey its a thought!!!
Not bad.

By the way, you may want to check this out if you haven't already.

At the Crossroads of Dallas-Fort Worth | Re-Development Opportunities for a Post-Cowboys Texas Stadium
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:05 PM
 
Location: SanAnFortWAbiHoustoDalCentral, Texas
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I've never been in the place and really don't care what they do with it but as it is can have large use for events in need. However, I do have one observation about the stadium that I'd like to share...

From a highway perspective as approaching the stadium there is the white band with square windows, spaced regularly about the structure. Recalling the Cowboys playing at home, on TV, as the camera pans into the cheerleaders, the belt they wear reminds me of that white band with windows. So, from the approach the stadium looks like the belt line and hips of a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader. Maybe to see it on a foggy day would help.
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:07 PM
 
Location: DFW Texas
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I've never been in the place and really don't care what they do with it but as it is can have large use for events in need. However, I do have one observation about the stadium that I'd like to share...

From a highway perspective as approaching the stadium there is the white band with square windows, spaced regularly about the structure. Recalling the Cowboys playing at home, on TV, as the camera pans into the cheerleaders, the belt they wear reminds me of that white band with windows. So, from the approach the stadium looks like the belt line and hips of a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader. Maybe to see it on a foggy day would help.
I never thought of it that way but, your right......Too Funny!!!
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Isn't Dart putting light rail through or near Texas stadium? I thought there were already plans to create a transit oriented development...aka tear it down.
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:16 PM
 
Location: DFW Texas
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Knock it down. Texas Stadium was an eyesore the day it opened and, after wedging in additional circle suites and sticking escalators and elevators to the exterior wherever they'd fit, looks worse now. That piece of property is perfect for redevelopment.
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