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Entry from February 28, 2010
Death Star (Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington)

Dallas Cowboys football team owner Jerry Jones had long planned that his team would move into a new stadium in Arlington in 2009. The massive proposed stadium and entertainment complex was quickly dubbed “Death Star” (after the films in the Star Wars series) by at least 2008—well before the stadium’s opening.

Other nicknames for the new Cowboys Stadium have been “Jerry World,” “Jerry Dome,” “Six Flags Over Jerry,” “Jones Mahal,” “Y’all Mahal,” “Boss Hog Bowl (Boss Hawg Bowl),” and “Cowboys Cathedral (Cathedral of Football).”


Wikipedia: Cowboys Stadium
Cowboys Stadium is a domed stadium with a retractable roof in Arlington, Texas. It serves as the home of the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys. It replaced the partially-covered Texas Stadium, which opened in 1971, and served as the Cowboys’ home through the 2008 season. It was completed on May 27, 2009. The stadium seats 80,000, making it the 3rd largest stadium in the NFL by seating capacity.

The stadium is the largest domed stadium in the world, has the world’s largest column-free interior and the largest high definition video screen which hangs from 20 yard line to 20 yard line. The facility can also be used for a variety of other activities outside of its main purpose (professional football) such as concerts, religious ceremonies, basketball games, college football and high school football contests, soccer matches, motorcross races and rodeos similar to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
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Naming rights
Although the stadium had yet to sell naming rights, many fans started referring to the project with various nicknames such as “Jerry’s World”, “JerryWorld”, or “Jerryworld”, or “JonesTown”, the “Jerrydome”, “Jones-Mahal”, the “Death Star”, the “Boss Hog Bowl” in reference to Jones’ continued affiliation to his Alma Mater nickname, the Razorbacks (or hogs), or “Six Flags Over Jerry” in reference to Jerry Jones and Six Flags Over Texas, which is near the new stadium, as well as lesser known others.[

There was also a petition by some fans to have the stadium named after longtime Cowboys’ coach Tom Landry.

On May 13, 2009, Jerry Jones announced the official name as Cowboys Stadium.

Wikipedia: Death Star
The Death Star is a fictional moon-sized space station and superweapon appearing in the Star Wars movies and expanded universe. In the films, the first Death Star is featured in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, and a second Death Star is under construction in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

19 October 2008, Fort Worth (TC) Star-Telegram, pg. C1:
And since “Death Star” has been taken, the new Cowboys stadium awaits a name.

NFL Fanhouse
The Dallas Cowboys Are Desperate for Money, Sell the Entire Old Stadium in an Online Auction
11/18/2008 12:30 PM ET By Will Brinson
As you may recall, Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys were looking to borrow $350 million to aid financing for their brand new Deathstar stadium outside Dallas, which is really no big deal in this stable economic environment.

Flickr
The Death Star
Uploaded on March 16, 2009
by Citizen Rob
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“I work in the city of Arlington, in the Dallas area, and every day as I drive into the city, I see the looming beast that is the new Cowboys Stadium. I’ve seen it referred to as the Enormodome, although I usually just refer to it as the Death Star.

Flickr
Dallas Cowboys Stadium a.k.a. “Death Star”
Uploaded on May 28, 2009
by S*H*A*D*D*A*I
Dallas Cowboys New Football Stadium in Arlington, Texas. I was in the passenger side of the car taking the photo, so I purposely just wanted to convey how ridiculously Huge this place is! We now call it the “Death Star”, Thanks to Hayes ;o)

Ick’s Corner
Death Star bitching (continued)
June 17th, 2009
Cowboys Stadium Pricing for Concessions:...

Blogging the Boys
Cowboys Stadium’s Debut: Initial Impressions of the Death Star
by Rafael Vela on Aug 22, 2009 10:08 PM CDT
I’ve made fun of the new Cowboys Stadium and have pondered the chicken/egg nature of the layout: is it the world’s biggest living room, or the most tricked out stadium?

The Unofficial Ticket Blog
The New Death Star Stadium – Texas Stadium
Posted on 18 September 2009 by Doanwanna Poopoo
Jerry’s World, Texas Stadium, Game Day Stadium, Cowboys Stadium, The Deathstar, Death Star, Cowboys Death Star, Arlington Cowboy’s Stadium, Dallas Cowboy’s Stadium, Cowboy’s Stagium, Stagia, Ron Washington’s Home, God’s Stadium, America’s Team Stadium … just some of the names of where the best NFL franchise/team, the Dallas Cowboys will now call home.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Sunday, February 28, 2010 • Permalink