Old 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.