Fair Park partners unveil $140M plans to renovate Cotton Bowl Stadium

Dallas’ Cotton Bowl Stadium and surrounding Fair Park area are slated for upgrades in the coming years.

What happened

Fair Park First and Dallas Park and Recreation have revealed plans to renovate parts of the 277-acre fairgrounds, according to an Oct. 6 news release. Renovations will focus on the stadium, a privately funded community park and Music Hall at Fair Park.

“This is the first cog in the wheel of a greater mechanism, providing funding for the future of the campus,” said Darren James, Fair Park First board president, in a statement. “Unlike previous renovations, which centered around increasing capacity, this project amplifies the fan experience for everyone who visits Fair Park.”

A groundbreaking date for the projects has not been determined yet, Fair Park First CEO Brian Luallen said.

The specifics

Renovations to the Cotton Bowl Stadium will occur in two phases over two years, according to the news release. The $140 million project aims to enhance visitor experience and modernize some aspects of the stadium.

Planned improvements include:

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