MUNICH – AT&T Stadium is to be renovated again 13 years after its opening – for around $300 million. It is reported by “Sports Business Journal”.
According to this, the Football Temple, which opened only in 2009, is to retain its previous look, but the VIP areas are to be refreshed ahead of the upcoming lease extension and the technology is to be brought in before the start of the 2026 World Cup. . ,
AT&T Stadium is one of 16 venues for the upcoming soccer World Cup in Canada, the USA and Mexico.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who is said to be worth $14 billion, is refusing to pay for the renovations.
Therefore, the Texans must ask the other 31 NFL franchises at a league meeting next week to withhold their share of the combined ticket revenue, which would otherwise be split among all teams.
The Cowboys are said to be willing to waive the NFL’s $600 million debt limit for continued funding.
Stadium for major events – World Cup final venue in 2026?
Since opening in 2009, AT&T Stadium has been the site of several major events such as Super Bowl XLV, the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship Game, and the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend.
In three-and-a-half years, it will be one of the top favorites to host the 2026 World Cup final, along with SoFi Stadium (Los Angeles) and MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, New Jersey).