Some fans around the Metroplex will tell you that the game-day traffic around Cowboys Stadium isn’t all that bad, certainly better than that of the now-imploded Texas Stadium; some other fans will tell you that, for lack of a better term, the traffic sucks on a level that elevates the entire concept of suckiness, worthy of a passage in Dante’s Inferno, as bad as Slap Shot 2.
Well, according to a recent study conducted by GPS navigation firm TomTom, reality falls on the side of those who see game-day traffic as a subtle form of torture--but it could be worse. Dallas has the fourth worst game-day traffic of any NFL city, better only than Washington, Buffalo and New England.
TomTom took data from drivers on non-game days, including average speeds, and compared that to data from game days--deducing that, around Cowboys Stadium, drivers’ speeds slow by 41% when the Cowboys have a game. The results of the study came as a shock to some, like Arlington City Councilwoman Sheri Capehart.
"I am surprised," she said, per the Dallas Morning News. "Traffic was a concern from the beginning, but it hasn't been an issue since the stadium opened. We expected the traffic to be much worse than it really is."
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