The new Dallas Cowboys stadium in Arlington will host the 2011 Super Bowl, the National Football League announced Tuesday.
"This is going to be a wonderful, wonderful event," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said following the announcement. "The Super Bowl asked us to do what we could do to take it to another level. When you're talking about a Super Bowl, that's a pretty challenging commitment."
The new Cowboys stadium will hold almost 100,000 people, and far more visitors than that will flock to North Texas for Super Bowl XLV and the week of lavish events that will precede it.
Mr. Jones and his advisers wisely chose Roger Staubach – an immensely popular Hall of Fame quarterback whose name is synonymous with the Cowboys' glory days -- as the public face of the North Texas Super Bowl bid. Mr. Staubach led the closed-door presentation to NFL owners this morning.