The Temporary Grass Field at Cowboys Stadium for the Gold Cup Looks Awesome, Or Not

Stadium_3Wednesday night, the House that Jerry Jones built – the palatial Cowboys Stadium – will host a semifinals doubleheader in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The red-hot U.S. National Team faces off with Honduras in the opener, followed by Mexico squaring off with Panama in the nightcap.

To prepare for the games, Cowboys Stadium put down a temporary natural grass surface. As you’d expect, the results are downright terrific … or the exact opposite, although par for the course with the consistently inept CONCACAF.

Here’s a shot of the field from Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl:

Look on the bright side, the groundskeepers appear to have backup plan!

If you have a short memory, a temporary grass field at Seattle’s Qwest Stadium was manufactured into an issue when the U.S. played Panama in a World Cup qualifier last month. When the game actually happened, it quickly became an afterthought as the U.S. won 2-0.

Still you have to wonder, in a country littered with massive NFL stadiums why CONCACAF would chose a place where it needed to lay down temporary turf? Oh right, Cowboys Stadium can seat well over 80,000 people and should have no trouble packing the building due to the large population of El Tri fans in Texas. The cheapest tickets are $38.75 in the nosebleeds and up to $212 for the best seats in the house.

As usual with soccer, cash rules everything around (me).

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