|Location:||Dallas, United States of America|
The Cotton Bowl Stadium is an outdoor stadium, situated in Dallas, Texas in the United States. From 1930 to 1936, the stadium was called the 'Fair Park Stadium'. The construction started in 1930, and an estimated amount of US$328,200 was spent to build the gigantic structure. It is owned and operated by the City of Dallas. It underwent multiple renovations in 1968, 1994 and 2008 and expansions in 1948 and 1949. The stadium has been the home ground for the SMU Mustangs ( from 1932 to 1978, and from 1995 to 1999), the Dallas Texans (1952), the Dallas Tornado (1967-1968), the FC Dallas (1996-2002, 2004-2005) and the Dallas Desires (2010). It has also served as stamping ground for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL from 1960 to 1971. In 1940, the stadium was popularly called the "The House That Doak Built".