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Cowboys Stadium: Disney Smackdown!

Here’s one thing that can be said for the new Cowboys Stadium, where the Dallas Cowboys will play their first home game of the regular season on Sunday against the Giants: it’s not Mickey Mouse architecture.

With a $1.15 billion price tag and a flying saucer-like form, the stadium’s design mercifully avoids the aw-shucks, small-town look that has become common in many American stadiums over the years. There’s no brick cladding, no fake wrought ironwork, no infantilizing theme restaurants that seem as if they had been commissioned by Uncle Walt for the Happiest Place on Earth.

The architecture critic for The New York Times reviews the new home of the Dallas Cowboys.

The good news is, the Cowboys are also getting rid of their silly old cheerleaders in favor of a new pair:

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