Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban doesn’t envy Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’s home field advantage problem.
The problem is, there doesn’t seem to be much of a home field advantage at AT&T Stadium. Cuban got a first-hand look at this on Sunday, when he took in the Cowboys’ 20-17 overtime win against the Texans from a luxury suite.
“I was cheering for the Cowboys,” Cuban said, per Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas. “I was in the minority.”
Texans fans decked out in red flooded JerryWorld to such a degree that Tony Romo said after the win that the team had to use silent counts--the first time he’s had to that at home in his career. But Cuban understands that this is the risk a franchise runs when you combine recent mediocrity with high ticket prices.
“It would drive me nuts,” Cuban said. “But it's expensive. And that's part of the trade-off. When I first bought the Mavs, we'd have more Lakers and Spurs fans than Mavericks fans and it killed me. "
“Jerry's in a catch-22 in some respects because that's a very, very expensive building. He took one for the team in some respects. He created a landmark. They're going to talk about it in the future like they used to talk about the Astrodome as the Eighth Wonder of the World. And he put that landmark right here in north Texas for all of us to enjoy. And part of having to pay for a $1.2-billion building is [high] ticket prices.”
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