I got a chance to watch an episode of Build It Bigger on the Science Channel last night. It was a fantastic episode featuring the construction of the new Cowboys Stadium, and even included an appearance by our own Emmitt Smith. That said though, it was the stadium that was the true star of the show.
The show covered some of the many unique aspects of the stadium and also included some of the challenges they faced in raising this stadium from the ground up.
The video of our new home was awe inspiring in many respects as they did an excellent job of capturing the place from dozens of unique angles and perspectives.
A large part of the one hour show, focused on the roof, the high definition TV screen, the sliding glass doors on each end of the stadium, and of course the sheer magnitude of the place.
Here are some facts about the new stadium
The stadium will hold about 75,000 spectators on most occasions, but it can be expanded to fit 100,000 for special occasions like the post season and the Super Bowl.
The High Definition television is 180 feet long and is the largest and longest ever made. It will be suspended by six steel cables that are four inches in diameter and will be centered over the 50 yard line. It will weigh as much as twenty city buses. The heat that will be generated by this technological marvel will be so intense, that special air conditioning units will surround it to keep it from overheating the entire stadium.
The sliding glass doors are the largest in the world and it was amazing seeing what they went through trying to install them and get them on the tracks.
The exterior will be covered in glass that will change colors depending on the time of the day. And the rook is seamless so that it can withstand the winds of a tornado.
I don’t know if the show will be rebroadcast any time soon, but if it is make sure you check it out. You won’t be disappointed
I can’t wait to see the Cowboys kick this place off with a big win against the New York Giants!