Dallas Cowboys coach reveals AT&T Stadium attendance capacity

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The Dallas Cowboys will have a capacity of about 25% for their home opener against the Atlanta Falcons at AT&T Stadium when kickoff takes place at noon Sunday. Since the Arlington venue has an official seated capacity of 80,000, that means that approximately 20,000 fans will be able to take […]

The Dallas Cowboys will have a capacity of about 25% for their home opener against the Atlanta Falcons at AT&T Stadium when kickoff takes place at noon Sunday.

Since the Arlington venue has an official seated capacity of 80,000, that means that approximately 20,000 fans will be able to take seats inside the stadium. The team’s policy on suite attendance has not been shared publically, and the team will not sell standing-room only tickets.

If the Cowboys do approach 20,000 fans that would be the largest NFL attendance this season. Only two of 16 teams — the Kansas City Chiefs and Jacksonville Jaguars — allowed fans during Week 1 last weekend, with neither venue exceeding 17,000 fans.

On Wednesday morning, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said capacity will be 25% on Sunday. However, beyond that, the details on how many fans will be allowed in the suites and how that will impact the overall attendance capacity is unclear. Team owner and general manager Jerry Jones had previously repeatedly said the team won’t announce an official capacity figure until the day of the game.

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Stefan Stevenson has been covering sports for the Star-Telegram since 1997. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS bowls, two trips to the college World Series and the move to the Big 12. He has covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and started reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.

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