Cotton Bowl is an outdoor stadium in the south central United States, located in Dallas, Texas.
Opened 86 years ago in 1930 as Fair Park Stadium, it is located in Fair Park, site of the State Fair of Texas. Concerts or other events using a stage allow the playing field to be used for additional spectators.
The Cotton Bowl was the longtime home of the annual college football post-season bowl game known as the Cotton Bowl Classic, for which the stadium is named. Starting on New Year’s Day 1937, it hosted the first 63 editions of the game, through January 2009; the game was moved to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington in January 2010.