Weather Forecast and Radar for Cotton Bowl Stadium

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Routes Running Nearby to Cotton Bowl Stadium

  • The I-30 runs east-west from Fort Worth, TX through Dallas, TX.

  • The I-20 runs east-west from Fort Worth, TX through Dallas, TX to Shreveport, LA.

  • The I-35 runs north-south directly through Dallas, TX.

  • The I-45 runs north-south exclusively through Texas, beginning in Dallas, TX and ending in Galveston, TX.

Weather at Cotton Bowl Stadium

Temperatures at the Cotton Bowl tend to be on the warmer side throughout the year. During the summer, objectively hot days are typical, with the thermometer reading as high as 97°F. The cooler months of the year see sub 40°F temperatures. Record-high temperatures have reached 102°F, and record lows have hit 26°F.

Interestingly, the Cotton Bowl sees less humidity than other areas of Texas. This is due to the strong winds Dallas is subject to.

Where is the Cotton Bowl Located?

the Cotton Bowl is located at 3750 Midway, in the football-centric city of Dallas, TX, 75215, and has a GPS location of 32.779313, -96.759428.

the Cotton Bowl is near important landmarks such as the State Hall, the Texas State Fair, and the nearby high-capacity stadium, the Pan America Arena.

Additionally, the Cotton Bowl is near Grand Place and the Fair Park - two recreational complexes for Dallas tourists and residents to enjoy.

Which Teams Play at the Cotton Bowl?

the Cotton Bowl has seen a number of high-profile games and teams due to its location, modern infrastructure, and reputation as a venue. The Dallas Cowboys called the stadium home from 1960 to 1970, and the Dallas Texans in 1952 and again between 1960 and 1962.

Additionally, famously known “Cotton Bowl” games have been played at the Cotton Bowl between 1937 and 2009.

However, the Cotton Bowl is known for hosting more than just American football games. Plenty of soccer matches have been played there as well. The 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 1994 World Cup in the United States saw matches at this Dallas stadium..

The future looks bright for the Cotten Bowl’s growing list of notable soccer events, too. The stadium is listed as one of the 2026 Soccer World Cup’s match locations.

Cotton Bowl Capacity

The Cotton Bowl’s capacity has changed dramatically throughout its 90 years of existence. Currently, it holds 92,100 spectators thanks to its 2008 expansion. Prior to this, the Cotton Bowl could host 68,252 spectators.

There are plans to expand its capacity to over 100,000 ahead of North America the 2026 World Cup.

Cotton Bowl Infrastructure

the Cotton Bowl has a capacity of 92,100 spectators, it does not have a retractable roof, and it’s known for its notably open-air structure

Its surface is natural grass, and is known to be stiffer and faster-growing than other fields in the United States.

One of its biggest renovations was completed in 2008 when it re-opened with a the addition of over 30,000 seats. Along with the seat expansion, scoreboards, video screens, lighting systems, and VIP sections were also given a significant overhaul.

How Do I Get to the Cotton Bowl?

There are several means of public transport to get to the Cotton Bowl. Bus and light-rail lines present an efficient and easy options to arrive at games for those not wishing to drive.

By bus, lines 104, 18, 214, 216 and 23 will reach the Cotton Bowl. The GREEN route will get spectators there by light rail. If traveling within Dallas city limits, spectators can expect to get to the stadium between 49 and 70 minutes, depending on their starting point.

This History of the Cotton Bowl

Founded in 1932, the Cotton Bowl is a very popular stadium with a rich history of sporting events. The stadium housed the football game also known as “the Cotton Bowl” for many years. Additionally, professional American football and soccer leagues, the NFL and MLS, use the facility frequently.

Being located in the fairgrounds of the city of Dallas, it has always had a huge number of people who attend to watch their games and always with a festive atmosphere.

Throughout the Cotton Bowl’s History, it’s seen a number of renovations in order to modernize its facilities, improve the stadiums façade, and increase its capacity.

Where Can I Stay Near the Cotton Bowl?

There are many lodging options near the Cotton Bowl. Two notable options are the Welcom Inn and the Downtown Suites, Dallas.

These hotels are very close to the venue and have amenities such as children’s areas and swimming pools.

Where Can I Eat Near the Cotton Bowl?

Just like lodging options, there are numerous restaurants in the area that will satisfy an array of tastes and budgets.

Two notable - and quintessentially “Texan” - options include Two Podners Restaurant, specializing in BBQ, and the State Fair of Texas Food Court, which offers nearly every type of Texan food for which the state is famous.

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