In Texas, bigger really is better

(Lambeau photo courtesy of the Green Bay Packers)
(Home page photo courtesy of the Dallas Cowboys)

Talk of Fame Network

Everything is bigger and better in Texas, right?

At least that’s the case in last week’s Talk of Fame Network poll when our listeners and readers declared the biggest stadium in the NFL the best stadium in the NFL. AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, won going away with 34 percent of the vote, easily outdistancing historic Lambeau Field in Green Bay at 20.6 percent.

Arrowhead Stadium (Chiefs) was next at 14.4 percent, followed by U.S. Bank Stadium, the NFL’s newest building and home of the Vikings, at 12.4 percent, and Century Link Field (Seahawks) at 11.3 percent. M&T Bank (Ravens, Sports Authority Field at Mile High and Lucas Oil (Colts) were all in single digits.

The Cowboys opened AT&T Stadium in 2009 and set the NFL regular-season attendance record in the very first game when 105,121 turned out for the New York Giants. The Cowboys have led the NFL in attendance every season since then with an average over 90,000.

AT&T became the NFL’s first $1 billion stadium and the corridor walls are adorned with $1 million in artwork. It also has an NFL-high 342 suites, hosted a Super Bowl and set an NBA record with an attendance of 108,713 for the league’s annual All-Star Game.

The Talk of Fame Network hosts were split on their opinions and not a one voted for AT&T. Rick Gosselin voted for Arrowhead and both Ron Borges and Clark Judge went Lambeau.

“I’m a sucker for history – and good history at that,” Judge said. “I love the stadium, the fans, the team and the town. All roads lead to Lambeau.”

“I’ll take Lambeau Field until Thanksgiving,” Borges said. “It has the most history. After that I’ll take the (Los Angeles) Coliseum. Old, but it has history, too, plus sunshine.”


(Arrowhead photo courtesy of the Kansas City Chiefs)


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