Goodbye Texas Stadium

TexasStadiumOld stadiums never die; they just fade away. At least that seems to be the case with Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas. The Dallas Morning News reports that fans wouldn’t even recognize the place if they could see it now. The old structure is a shell of what it once was. It’s been over a year since any games were played in it, and next month it will be gone for good.

I know, I know. It’s old and dilapidated, and its existence serves no purpose any longer. Still, it was the place that captured my imagination as a kid. Staubach, Too Tall Jones, Randy White, Tony Dorsett, and a host of others were heroes to me, and this is where they played. For me, it will always be the house that Landry and Staubach built, and it’s sad to see it go. It represents an era of Cowboy football that will never return.

It is scheduled to be imploded on April 11.


6 Responses to Goodbye Texas Stadium

  1. Everett March 6, 2010 at 12:06 am #

    Maybe Joel Olsteen will buy it to establish a satellite campus for his church:)

  2. Denny Burk March 6, 2010 at 12:51 am #

    Everett, I could go for that!

  3. Joe March 9, 2010 at 10:06 am #

    His name is spelled Staubach – and he and Landry and Bob Hayes and Too Tall and Calvin Hill and … represent my favorite period of NFL football too.

  4. Joe March 9, 2010 at 10:06 am #

    I read all the time but only comment on the important stuff!!

  5. Denny Burk March 10, 2010 at 12:25 am #

    Yeah, Joe. I agree. This is the important stuff!


  1. » Goodbye Texas Stadium | Denny Burk - April 11, 2010

    […] little misty watching this one. I know that some of you will too. We knew this day was coming, and I already waxed nostalgic about it a while back. Nevertheless, it sure was sad to see the house that Landry and Staubach built finally […]

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