Cotton Bowl

Cotton Bowl

The Cotton Bowl was originally called Fair Park Stadium when it opened in 1930. Hosting the annual grid iron classic of the same name, it's name changed in 1936.

Although, mainly used to host American football matches, the Cotton Bowl has been used for soocer events, such as the 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and music concerts, including the Texxax Jam and Monsters of Rock. In 1994 it used to host six World Cup matches.


Location: Dallas, Texas

Capacity: 63,998

Construction: 1930. The stadium has been renovated and expanded several times since, most recently in 2008 when capacity was increased to over 92,000.

Matches: Spain 2 : 2 South Korea (June 17), Nigeria 3 : 0 Bulgaria (June 21), Germany 3 : 2 South Korea (June 27), Argentina 0 : 2 Bulgaria (June 30), Saudia Arabia 1 : 3 Sweden (July 3), quarter-final Netherlands 2 : 3 Sweden (July 9)


World Cup 1994 Venues : Rose Bowl, Pontiac Silverdome, Stanford Stadium, Giants Stadium, Citrus Bowl, Soldier Field, Cotton Bowl, Foxboro Stadium and Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium.