IRVING The plot of land where Texas Stadium once stood has remained undeveloped since it was imploded in April 2010.

On Thursday, the Irving City Council will meet in executive session to consider teaming up with a nationally known developer to discuss plans for a 'high end mixed use development' to fill the 84-acre space.

City officials are staying mum on the specifics of the plans as well as the name of the developer interested in revitalizing the area.

Maura Gast, executive director of the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau, says it is not uncommon for the city to withhold details concerning a deal of this magnitude.

'There are a lot of players whose interests have to be protected and that is the direction that the council is pursuing at this time,' said Gast.

This plot of land has been largely unused for the last four years and currently serves as a staging area for the Texas Department of Transportation. The Dallas Cowboys called the stadium home for 38 years.

And while nothing is likely to match the draw of an NFL team, city officials say it will be an opportunity to capitalize on prime real estate.

'I think that is very exciting, it is huge, high-profile site,' Gast said. 'Whatever happens there is going to generate a lot of awareness and a lot of interest.'


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