Monday, 29 March 2010

Wembley Stadium Twin Towers 'model' for 1.2 billion dollar Dallas Cowboys arena

Jerry Jones, whose Dallas Cowboys Stadium will host the World Boxing Organisation welterweight battle between Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey here on Saturday night, revealed to The Daily Telegraph that aspects of the stadium were modelled on the design of Wembley Stadium.

“I visited Wembley three times while it was being built,” said Jones, who added that he had never contemplated buying an English Premiership club. Instead, he invested 1.2 billion US dollars to build a new Cowboys Stadium which is a breathtaking monolith to sporting indulgence.

Jones revealed to The Daily Telegraph: “Our plazas at either end sees around 60 per cent of our fans coming in, and the glass doors completely go away. It opens straight in, with huge alleyways of greenery. The idea of having people entering the stadium that way came from the train that stops at Wembley. We took that land, beachfront property and made it into an entrance like Wembley.”