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Cotton Bowl Stadium Information

  • Address: 1300 Robert B. Cullum Boulevard, Fair Park, Dallas, TX
  • Cotton Bowl Stadium Seating Information
  • Capacity: Approximately 92,000
  • Events: College Football, High School Football, Concerts & Special Shows
  • Sections: Lower level, Upper-level

Originally known as Fair Park Stadium, the Cotton Bowl was opened in 1930 on the site of the State Fair of Texas located near downtown Dallas. The stadium was renamed to the Cotton Bowl following the creation of the Cotton Bowl Classic which was played at the stadium from 1937-2009. The first game ever played in the Cotton Bowl was between Dallas area high schools, and the stadium has hosted some of the biggest high school games in the history of the state.

Following the departure of the Cotton Bowl Classic from the stadium, the Cotton Bowl is now most famous for hosting the Red River Showdown. Each season the 92,000+ stadium is filled half with Burnt Orange, and a half with Crimson as the Texas Longhorns take on the Oklahoma Sooners. The Cotton Bowl is also the host of the Heart of Dallas Bowl game, which has been played every season since 2011. There are few college football stadiums in the country that have the amount of history and tradition of the Cotton Bowl and attending a game in the stadium is one of the must do's for al college football fans.

Sports at the Cotton Bowl Stadium

The Cotton Bowl has been the home to many different sporting and special events since opening in 1930. Since 1932, the Red River Showdown has been played at the fairgrounds in Dallas. The Cotton Bowl was also the site of the Cotton Bowl Classic from 1937 until the game moved to AT&T Stadium in 2009. SMU Mustangs Football had two separate stints of holding their home games at the Cotton Bowl, first from 1932-1978 and again from 1995-2000.

Cotton Bowl FAQs

When do gates open prior to a game?

The fair will open up early one game day, so feel free to get there at 8 AM to enjoy some food and atmosphere before kickoff. Gates to the stadium generally open 90 minutes before kickoff.

What is the best way to get there?

The DART train is a great way to get to the game without driving in traffic and paying for parking. You can also take shuttle buses that are set up at DART stations in Dallas that will also return you to the station after the game.

Cotton Bowl Seating Guide

Lower Level Sections 1-8

Westside of the stadium commonly referred to as the "alumni" side. There are chairbacks in Sec 3-6, rows 10-30. The shade will hit this side of the stadium first.

Lower Level


the Longhorns fans take up all of sections 7 through 23 of the lower level, with each section having over 60 rows. Sections 14-16 are directly behind the endzone and the Longhorn band. Sections 6 & 24 are split down the middle between Texas and Oklahoma fans, so make sure you're getting the seats on your side.


The Sooners fans take up all of sections 1-5 and 25-26 of the lower level, with each section having over 60 rows. Sections 32-34 are behind the endzone and next to the tunnel that the teams enter the field from. Sections 6 & 24 are split down the middle between Texas and Oklahoma fans, so make sure you're getting the seats on your side.

Upper Level


Longhorns fans will be situated through sections 107 through 127, with sections having up to 34 rows. Sections 106 and 128 will be split down the middle with Sooners fans.


Sooners fans will be seated in sections 101-105 and 129- 144, with sections having up to 34 rows. Sections 106 and 128 will be split down the middle with Texas fans.

Cotton Bowl Stadium 2023 Schedule

Cotton Bowl Stadium currently has 1 events with tickets available to purchase. Browse the full list of events here to find the date you need, and then select the right seats from our large ticket inventory. Cotton Bowl Stadium ranks among the most popular venues in Dallas, TX and has events scheduled through 2023. Tickets are on-sale now for Texas Longhorns at Oklahoma Sooners at Cotton Bowl Stadium on 10/07/2023. This upcoming event is only 246 days away and there are currently 198 tickets available to purchase. The cheapest tickets start at $406 per ticket. Texas Longhorns at Oklahoma Sooners is scheduled to start at 2:00 PM local time.

The Cotton Bowl Stadium Seating Chart lets customers view the available tickets, and ticket prices, by clicking on that section of the seating map. Our unique color-coded seating chart make it easier to select the right seats. The Texas Longhorns Football seating chart is displayed below the event listings for customers who want to see the venue layout. Customers can select the section and row of the tickets the want to purchase at Cotton Bowl Stadium.

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