ESPN Looking For New Cowboys Stadium To Host MNF Opener


Jerry Jones’ new and still-to-be sponsored stadium, got some good news recently. Not only is U2 going to be playing a show there, ESPN execs came on a tour and will officially petition the league for the stadium to host the first game of the Monday Night Football season. Via the Dallas Observer….

The National Football League will release the ’09-’10 schedule next month — at which point, just maybe, Jerry Jones’s Enormodome will officially announce that it’s making its national prime-time bow on Monday Night Football, enh. Sports Business Journal reports that ESPN execs toured Jonestown a few days back in anticipation of requesting the league give the Worldwide Leader the first shot at the Arlington stadium in September; Jones has likewise requested an NFC East opponent. And, looks like it’ll be the AT&T Thunderdome. Alas, reports the subscription-only story, Jones is “sensitive to the timing of any potential announcement, given the public beating that some companies have taken over big-money sports sponsorships recently and the potential price tag for the stadium deal.”

It certainly makes sense given the buzz around the stadium, and the popularity of the Cowboys. If I was a betting man, it put good money on it being the Giants that join Dallas on Monday night, but the Skins or Eagles wouldn’t be a bad alternative.

ESPN, U2 Want a Piece of Jonestown (Dallas Observer)

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