Cowboys Stadium Filled With Tons of Dirt

Crews prepare for motocross race weekend

By Mola Lenghi
|  Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012  |  Updated 8:50 PM CDT
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Dirt is piling up at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington as crews change the football field into a motocross course for the Monster Energy Supercross Race this weekend.

Mola Lenghi, Arlington Reporter

Dirt is piling up at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington as crews change the football field into a motocross course for the Monster Energy Supercross Race this weekend.

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The turf at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington is gone, and this weekend the stadium floor is covered with thousands of tons of dirt just in time for Saturday's Monster Energy Supercross race.

"We unload eight semi-trailers for our production trucks and truck-in about 500 loads of dirt," explained Tim Phend, Supercross Manager.

Phend says each truck carries 25 tons of dirt which is spread onto the floor like icing on a cake.

Crews then use the dirt to craft the tracks, ramps and jumps that send bikers flying into the air.

"It takes a very big crew of great guys to come in and it's a big team effort to put this on," said Phend.

And when it's all said and done, the Cowboys have nothing to worry about, the field will remain unscathed.

"We go to great lengths to make sure Jerry Jones is happy when we leave and leave his house as beautiful as when we came in," said Phend.

In the meantime, Cowboys Stadium is a beautiful mess.

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