I'm sitting here at Cowboys Stadium, awaiting the start of the Panthers-Cowboys Monday night game, and it's pretty remarkable.
The video replay board is stunning, just like you've probably heard. The resolution of it is so good it seems like it's 3-D.
The whole place feels like you could set Bank of America Stadium inside it with little trouble. The closest thing I've been in to this was the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing (built for the 2008 Olympics). That one was more architecturally significant, but this one seats more folks.
One disappointment: the roof stays closed tonight. And it's an absolutely gorgeous day in Texas -- breezy, sunny, temps in the 70s. Sounds like for all the hullabaloo about the retractable roof that most of the time it's going to end up being a domed stadium. The stadium was open last week for its debut, but that may have been one of the few times it will be for this inaugural season.
Anyway, it's something else -- but the field is still 100 yards long, and it's about to get very full of a lot of desperate men on both sides, determined not to sustain another loss.
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