If you build it, they will come.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the city of Arlington have struck gold again.
A Guinness World Record-certified attendance of 70,252 attended the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday at AT&T Stadium.
Jones and wife Gene made an appearance on the red carpet.
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Jones historically does business in a big way and Sunday’s event was no different.
On Nov. 2, 2004, the voters of Arlington approved a public-private partnership with the Cowboy to build a state of the art, retractable roof stadium in Arlington.
The home of the Cowboys, also affectionately known as JerryWorld, officially opened on May 27, 2009. The then-named Cowboys Stadium hosted the first Cowboys game on Aug. 21 in a preseason game against Tennessee. It was renamed AT&T Stadium in 2013.
Since it opened, the venue has hosted some of the biggest sports and entertainment events, including Super Bowl XLV, the NCAA men’s basketball championship and George Strait’s final tour stop in 2014, which drew the largest crowd for an indoor concert in North America at 104,793.