Dallas Council approves $25.5 million for Cotton Bowl renovations

Dallas Council approves $25.5 million for Cotton Bowl renovations

Dallas Council approves $25.5 million for Cotton Bowl renovations

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by BRAD WATSON

WFAA

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 16 at 9:58 AM

DALLAS - In a multimillion-dollar move to keep Texas and Oklahoma playing in the Cotton Bowl, the Dallas City Council approved more improvements at the aging stadium this morning.

The two schools recently agreed to keep the game at the Cotton Bowl during the State Fair of Texas until 2020 if the city would update the stadium. They have played at the site since 1929.

The council unanimously backed spending $25.5 million that will be covered by debt to renovate concourses and concessions, install new club seating and improve the press box.

Construction is set to start in January and must be done by September 2013.
 

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