Cotton Bowl Stadium
* Address: 1300 Robert B. Cullum Boulevard, Dallas
* Country: United States
* Capacity: 92,000
* Opened: 1930
* Main use: American football
Extra stadium info – Cotton Bowl Stadium
The stadium, nicknamed The House That Doak Built, opened as the Fair Park Stadium. It hosted its first-ever FIFA World Cup game on 17 June 1994. A crowd of 56,000 showed up for the football match between the national football teams of Germany and Korea. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. The stadium’s second FIFA World Cup match was won 3-2 by Germany after beating Korea. The venue also hosted 1994 FIFA World Cup matches of the Argentine Republic, Brazil, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Sweden. Brazil won the tournament after defeating the Italian Republic after penalties.
The venue hosted American football matches of the Dallas Cowboys, the dissolved Dallas Texans and the SMU Mustangs. The Dallas Cowboys are among the major American football teams in the world. The dissolved football club Dallas Tornado also used the stadium for multiple home games. They finished behind the Kansas City Spurs, the Houston Stars and the St. Louis Stars in the Gulf Division in their inaugural NASL season. The stadium also hosted football matches of the Dallas Burn, currently known as FC Dallas. 27,000 people attended their first-ever Major League Soccer game, which was played at the Cotton Bowl Stadium.