The first sporting event at the new Dallas Cowboys stadium in Arlington will be another kind of football: soccer.
The new $1.1 billion stadium will host a Gold Cup quarterfinal doubleheader on July 19, CONCACAF announced Monday.
"It's great to make that happen," CONCACAF General Secretary Chuck Blazer said. "While people love the Dallas Cowboys and it's a wonderful American institution, I don't see that there aren't enough people in Dallas that don't love soccer. I know we will have a great time there at that great stadium."
The 12-country biennial tournament will tour a record of 13 different U.S. cities on July 3-26. Canada, Mexico, Haiti, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Jamaica, Guadeloupe and Granada will join the U.S., which won back-to-back its last two editions.
George Strait and Reba McEntire will open the new stadium with a concert on June 6.
Alright, for this game to be a sold out game it will have to be US vs. Mexico. I would love to go to this game and experience the new Cowboys Stadium! -sandra