IRVING, TX - DECEMBER 20: The sun sets over Texas Stadium before the last home game against the Baltimore Ravens on December 20, 2008 in Irving, Texas. The Cowboys are playing their final regular season home game before moving to a new stadium in Arlington, Texas next season.(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
With the implosion of Texas Stadium drawing near, workers are giving the old girl a makeover on the inside, and Irving city officals are planning for a throng of fans--at a safe distance, of course--on the outside.
The venue, which served as the Cowboys' home from 1971 to 2008, is set to fall at daybreak on April 11, 2010. Now, we know where you will be able to watch the momentous (and kind of cool) blast.
Irving officials recently announced that fans will be able to watch the implosion from the Red Lot, which sits on Spur 482 and Loop 12 -- just across state Highway 114 from the stadium. They will not be permitted, however, to watch from the surrounding highways, as they will be closed.
Space for the event will be determined on a first come-first serve basis; the cost of admission has yet to be determined.
UPDATE: The cost of admission has been determined: It will cost visitors $25.00 to watch the implosion live from the Red Parking Lot. Also, only standard vehicles--no RVs or buses--will be permitted. City officials advise those planning to attend the implosion to arrive early and bring cash. City officials estimate that the lot, which will open hours before the event, can hold around 5,000 vehicles. Those who arrive after capacity is met will be out of luck.