The Party Pass at the new crown jewel of Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones was supposed to be the best
standing area in the house. You were supposed to be able to hang out with your peoples, have some drinks, all the while watching the game on a huge video screen.
Well, it didn’t exactly work out that way. Roll tape.
Let’s hear some first-hand accounts of the evening. Shall we?
Courtney Jordan, a Forney resident who had a Party Pass, said the crowd started getting rowdy as the wait to get in grew long and it looked like those outside might miss the beginning of the game.
“There were a couple of people who were going to knock the gates over,” she said.
Jordan said she understood their frustrations and thinks that the Cowboys sold far too many tickets. She said it took her at least an hour to get inside the stadium, and by then, she had just missed the kickoff.
“It was a horrible experience,” she said.
“As a season ticket holder, I hated it. If you limited it to about 5,000-10,000 party passes then I might be OK with it, but there were people everywhere trying to sneak into seats and get into areas that are restricted to certain ticket holders. Many of the workers seemed to give up after about one quarter because they were sick of dealing with all the extra people and turning them away from areas that they were supposed to be restricting. “
“Absolute Disaster. That’s it. Concession lines were way too long, bathrooms were overcrowded, it reminded me of the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina. Fortunately I was with three other guys that are 6’4″ 250 lbs. so we were able to push our way through crowds. I talked to countless people who got there hours ahead of kickoff only to be bullied out of the way with no view of the field. The usher tried for about two quarters to keep an aisle clear for the season ticket holders to get through, then gave up after hundreds of people mobbed the area. If I paid that kind of money for season tickets I would be furious with Jerry.”
These, of course, are the negative experiences. There were a few positive ones, but they don’t help what we’re doing here so if you want em, go get ‘em. We have no concern for the people that got there at 3:00pm to secure their space, only those that showed up right before kickoff and wanted ideal real estate. Thanks for your understanding.
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Did they let the party get too big at Cowboys Stadium? (Dallas Morning News)