(1) Wow! Quite an expansive territory for the Cowboys. But I would have thought it included the entire North American continent seeing as how fans dub it "America's team." (Just joking...)
(2) Straying off topic here. I hope the new Dickies Arena becomes a concert showcase while hosting rodeo events.
1 - Returning from a trip to N.M. during NFL season, the flight was jammed with Cowboys Fans on their way to AT&T (Metroplex); even ABQ airport workers spoke of the Cowboys as though they were their team.
2 - DA is envisioned to meet the needs of a particular crowd size. It is hard to contemplate a Superstar Entertainer forgoing a 20K AA or a 80K AT&T.; and eventually, Ranger Stadium in ticket sells. I personally would prefer a Verizon. On the other hand, if you are hoping for concerts during rodeo, then perhaps.
In reference to renamerusk point # 2: You are correct Sir.
Disappointed at capacity. Have to draw from my personal history growing up in this City.
For a number of years in the Seventies I went to concerts almost weekly. Where did I see Led Zepplin ( twice,) Emerson , Lake and Palmer, Parliament- Funkadelic , Boston, Rolling Stones, James Brown, Bob Dylan, The Three Kings ( B.B., Albert, and Freddie,) etc.? Tarrant County Convention Center.
Because at the time TCCC held I think 14,000 ( might want to verify that ,) to Dallas Convention Centers 10,000. When Reunion Arena opened those days were over.
Now if I want to see Janelle Monae, Dirks Bentley, or Don Henley ( got my tix,) I've got to go to the Hanger in Dallas.
We don't have to win every contest, but in my opinion we're not even competing. Without an arena in the 20 to 25 thousand range we miss any chance at concerts, conventions, trade shows, and I can't even imagine what else.
In another thread in this Forum there is a discussion of how to present the city to strangers: do we emphasize cowboys, culture, business or relaxed lifestyle? In my mind we gotta get 'em here first. I see a larger arena as that opportunity to "get 'em here" first.