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Cowboys Stadium uses more energy than Liberia

Sep 8, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; A general view of the United States flag during the national anthem prior to the game with the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants at AT

First, yes I know it’s been renamed AT&T Stadium, I live in Dallas, but I refuse to call it that. It will always be Cowboys Stadium to me.

Second, everything is bigger in Texas, and yes that includes energy bills. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones built a huge stadium in Arlington, Texas and apparently it requires more electricity than

From the Wall Street Journal:

Bob Brackett, is an energy analyst at Bernstein Research. Mr. Brackett took issue with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s statement in Foreign Policy that the heart of Texas football (sorry, Houston Texans) does indeed use more power than the nation of 3.7 million people

Numbers were crunched, and after the pile-on was cleared they found that the answer was yes and no.

During moments of peak demand on game day, the 80,000-seat stadium may consume up to 10 megawatts of electricity, Bernstein said. Liberia has the capacity to pump less than a third as much power into its national grid.

But with only eight games played at the stadium during regular season, peak demand levels aren’t reflective of how much electricity the stadium uses over an entire month or year. In other words, Cowboys Stadium might use more electricity than Ms. Sirleaf’s country for a few hours eight days out of the year, but it stands empty for most of the rest of the remainder.

Interesting information, there are a lots of lights and some huge TVs in there.

Topics: Dallas Cowboys

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  • MarkRP

    Cover the parking lots with solar cells. That way people park in the shade or out of the elements, and solar power helps reduce the energy bill

    • Mike Dyce

      Interesting suggestion

  • Ed

    The stadium/organization probably produces more revineu and jobs in 8+ weeks than Liberia does all year. Rather than be ashamed of your lot, be thankful for what you do have.

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