Super Bowling Strikes Cowboys Stadium

2011 Bowling U.S. Women's Open Finals makes history

By Kim Fischer
|  Monday, Jul 18, 2011  |  Updated 2:20 PM CDT
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Crews were working around the clock Wednesday to build the lanes of the 2011 Bowling U.S. Women's Open Finals.

Kim Fischer, NBCDFW.com

Crews were working around the clock Wednesday to build the lanes of the 2011 Bowling U.S. Women's Open Finals.

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A new kind of “bowl” is setting up shop in Cowboys Stadium this week. Crews were working around the clock Wednesday to build the lanes of the 2011 Bowling U.S. Women's Open Finals.

This is the first time in history that a women's bowling event will take place outside of a traditional bowling venue. The league wanted to break an attendance record as well as get some extra exposure for women's bowling, so they thought, what better place than Cowboys Stadium.

It's an unprecedented event that will take crews 2,100 man hours to prep the stadium for, according to spokesperson for the United States Bowling Congress Matt Lawson.

"They come in here in under two days and they build the lanes. It takes a small army to get this done," said Lawson. 

The tournament is Thursday, June 30 and will air on ESPN2 on Saturday, July 2 at 6:00 p.m. ET.

The top prize is worth $50,000. If one of the women bowls a perfect 300 game in the championship match, she'll win a million bucks.

More online: bowling-tips-and-tricks.com

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