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Cotton Bowl (C3071)

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COTTON BOWL

C3071

Cotton Bowl Classic (NCAA) (1937-2009) Red River Rivalry (NCAA, Big 12) (1932-present) Dallas Football Classic (NCAA, tentative for 2011) Dallas Cowboys (NFL) (1960-1971) Dallas Texans (AFL) (1960-1962) FIFA World Cup (1994) Dallas Burn / FC Dallas (MLS) (1996-2002, 2004-2005) SMU Mustangs (NCAA) (1932-1978, 1995-2000) Dallas Texans (NFL) (1952) Dallas Tornado (NASL) (1967-1968)

The Cotton Bowl is a stadium which opened in 1932 and became known as "The House That Doak Built" due to the immense crowds that former SMU running back Doak Walker drew to the stadium during his college career in the late 1940s. Originally known as Fair Park Stadium, it is located in Fair Park, site of the State Fair in Dallas, Texas, USA. Concerts or other events using a stage allow the playing field to be used for additional spectators. The Cotton Bowl was the longtime home of the annual Cotton Bowl Classic college football bowl game, for which the stadium is named; beginning with the January 2010 game, the Cotton Bowl will be played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

The Cowboys hosted the Green Bay Packers for the 1966 NFL championship at the Cotton Bowl. Artificial turf was installed in 1970 and removed in 1993 in preparation for the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

The stadium has been home to many football teams over the years, including: SMU Mustangs (NCAA), Dallas Cowboys (NFL; 1960-1970), Dallas Texans (NFL) (1952), Dallas Texans (prior to moving to Kansas City) (AFL; 1960–1962), and soccer teams, the Dallas Tornado (NASL; 1967–1968), and FC Dallas (the Dallas Burn before 2005) (Major League Soccer; 1996–2002, 2004–2005). It was also one of the nine venues used for the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

Used (1963) 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" standard size chrome postcard.

Dist. by Mike Roberts

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