POSTED: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 9:48pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 5:55pm
They're $200 each
DALLAS (AP) - Super Bowl attendance could surpass 100,000 for
the first time in 24 years when $1.3 billion Cowboys Stadium debuts
as host on Feb. 6.
Not all of those fans will have seats, or even be able to see
the game in front of them. Still, the NFL says it will count
"several thousand" Cowboys season ticket holders who pay $200
each to watch on TV from an outdoor plaza on the east end of the
stadium in suburban Arlington.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Wednesday the plaza plan was a
first for the Super Bowl.
An estimated 93,000 fans will be inside the stadium. The last
Super Bowl with more than 100,000 fans was in 1987 at the Rose Bowl
in Pasadena, Calif. The record of 103,985 was set in 1980, also at
the Rose Bowl.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)