Posted February 28th, 2007 by Brian
Filed under: Football

Cotton BowlThis week the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to move the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic out of Dallas. Beginning in 2009, the game won’t be played at the Cotton Bowl but instead at the brand new home of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington.

The city of Dallas still claims they want to put the whopping $50 million into the aging stadium for renovations and modernization, but what’s the point now? They’re willing to put $50 million into the place just to keep one game (Prairie View A&M versus Grambling doesn’t count) there for maybe five or six more years but Mayor Laura Miller fought hard against $325 million of tax money it would’ve taken to get the new Cowboys’ stadium in downtown Dallas. What kind of sense does that make?

Now that the Cotton Bowl game is gone it won’t be long before the Red River Rivalry leaves the fairgrounds for a better facility and more money. The game will be in Dallas through 2010 but odds are good that both Texas and [tag]Oklahoma[/tag] will seriously discuss exploring other options after that point.

Will the possible renovations to the Cotton Bowl be enough? Will Texas and OU try to keep tradition intact and the game in Dallas? Or will the two schools turn the game into a home and home series? Make your vote on what should be done in the poll below.


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  1. reply to  #1


    It’s an odd rivalry when there are generations of alums that have never been to the other school’s campus for a game.

    imagine what a home-home would do for that game.

  2. reply to  #2


    Home and home would completely change the game. It’s almost like any other rivalry game then.

    Personally I think the game ought to be played at the new Cowboys’ stadium. Still a neutral site, still in DFW, and still 50/50 in the crowd. To me being at the state fair doesn’t add much to the game so while losing the tradition sucks it wouldn’t take anything away from the game for me.

  3. reply to  #3

    Shon Blanton

    you know it is hard to say “RED RIVER RIVALRY” VERY FAST. So I think they should shorten it up to “R3” VERY SIMPLE

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  5. reply to  #5

    ryan olson

    i think it should stay at the cotton bowl it adds to the excitment to the state fair it ruins tradition to move it from the to a home-home cause then its ou and fans against texas or texas and fans against in dallas its half and half and its fun to watch that way…plus its still a close drive or flight for campus for ou haha GO TEXAS!!!!!!!!!!

  6. reply to  #6

    David Shrum

    There has got to be some admirable tradition still sacred in our lives, and Texas-OU at the Cotton Bowl during the State Fair in October is the ultimate tradition. It is steeped in college football history with two respected universities that are powerhouses every year. Any change in the venue would be devastating to both universities, it’s alumni and college football.

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