Texas/OUsucks staying in Cotton Bowl

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Michael Mosteller

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Mar 10, 2004, 9:17:05 PM3/10/04
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Per the DMN. New 5 year deal. Guess this will lead up to the opening of
Jerry World. 4000 seats will be added to the endzones and bathrooms will be
upgraded. Sounds good to me. All the anti-Laura Miller people who say she is
anti-sports can kiss her ass. She was the one pushing for the long term
deal.
Michael

Texas-OU game gets new deal with Dallas
06:27 PM CST on Wednesday, March 10, 2004

From Staff Reports


Dallas Mayor Laura Miller said Wednesday a new five-year contract for the
annual grudge match between the University of Texas and the University of
Oklahoma had been approved. Miller and other city officials spoke at a news
conference at the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park.

The city will provide $250,000 a year for expenses and waive the stadium
rental at Fair Park, a cost of $94,000.

In addition, 4,000 seats will be added to the end zones at the stadium.

The two schools, along with the city and the State Fair of Texas, had been
in talks to come up with a new contract for the October football game, which
adds as much as $20 million to the local economy.

The city's previous contract with the schools was set to expire in 2006. The
new deal is for the next five years.

Last year, the schools said they'd need an additional $350,000 for this
year's game or they'd move it to their home turfs. That worried Dallas
leaders, who feared Texas and Oklahoma would keep upping the ante each year.

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