ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 27: A general view of the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium under construction on May 27, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
A year old and a billion dollars in the making, Cowboys Stadium sits in Arlington like a glistening spaceship, a shrine to excess and football and Jerry Jones’s preoccupation with visibility. Unfortunately, according to a recent report, the food served within isn’t nearly so pristine as the stadium itself.
ESPN’s “Outside The Lines” recently conducted an investigation into concessions at pro sporting venues, and, alas, JerryWorld was rated the worst in all of Texas in terms of health code violations. Which is to say, you may want to have a close look at those nachos before diving in.
Per ESPNDallas.com, 72 percent of vendors in Cowboys Stadium were caught in violation of health codes.
This is the fourth-highest percentage of any NFL venue. Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, Sun Life Stadium in Miami and Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay all proved more off-putting than JerryWorld in terms of concessions, begging the question, what the hell is going on in Florida?
The Cowboys responded to this investigation recently, stating that they are aware of the findings, and that the issues have been addressed.
“Our goal is to always provide a great experience for our fans at Cowboys Stadium, and as part of that we work closely with our concessionaire, Legends Hospitality, to ensure our food and beverage options are the best in sports,” said spokesman Brett Daniels.“We are aware of the health code items in question and know they were addressed in a timely manner once discovered.”