Football Fanatics

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On a recent trip to the Dallas area we met up with Tinka’s sister, Jenelle, and her husband, John from British Columbia, Canada.  John is a die hard Oregon State Beaver fan and he sprung for some fantastic seats to the TCU – OSU pre-season opener.   We arrived early and John, Jenelle, and Tinka try out their seats.


The game was held at the fantastic Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.   This night shot shows off the glass and lighting effects. (You can learn more about the stadium by clicking here.)


The huge TV monitor (160 feet long) is back-lit by the closed roof.


At game time they played the Star Spangled Banner and opened the roof, which stayed opened throughout the game.


The Oregon State visitors show their patriotism.


By kickoff time, some 45,000 fans were in attendance.


Even with our great seats, I found it easier to watch the action on the large screen TV.

Going even to a college game can put a hole in your wallet.  Seats – $150 each, Parking – $30.00, Beer – $8.00 EACH – Bottled Water – $5.00, etc.  You get the picture.

We got off a bit easy because our son Lance, who works at the stadium, fixed us up with a parking pass and shuttled us from the car to the stadium in a golf cart.  Thanks, Lance.


We had a wonderful time.  Less wonderful for the OSU fans,  but they still enjoyed it.

2 Responses to “Football Fanatics”

  1. Sister says:

    Great Summary of a very good time had by all, except the OSU football team. But certainly an event never to be forgotten.

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