Cowboy Upgrade: Welcome to the NFL’s Next Flagship Arena

The Dallas Cowboys are moving house — Texas style. When the team’s new arena opens next year, it will be the largest, most tech-laden stadium in the NFL (and one of the biggest sports facilities of any kind on the planet). Its $1.1 billion price includes the most ginormous retractable roof ever built, massive end-zone doors, and the world’s biggest hi-def LED screens. The designers, from the firm HKS, say they didn’t set out to break any records. But as they studied arenas across the country, their ambition kept ballooning. “It just developed into a 2.7 million-square-foot facility,” says Mark Williams, an architect on the project. Here are some of the outsize specs. Read More… [via wired]