Tarrant County work crews have begun demolition of the more than 150 Arlington residences and small business structures that will be removed to make way for the new Dallas Cowboys stadium. According to the city of Arlington, reusable building materials have been made available to Habitat for Humanity for resale to assist future Habitat efforts. Concrete and asphalt will be separated from the other debris for reuse.
HKS, Inc. is performing the architectural and Walter P. Moore is the structural engineer.
The Dallas office of Manhattan Construction has been named as the general contractor for the project with groundbreaking scheduled for spring 2006. An Arlington Fair Share Agreement encourages participation with Arlington-based minority and women business enterprises in construction of the Cowboys complex.
Funding for the $650-million, domed retractable-roof stadium will be split between the city of Arlington and the Cowboys franchise. It is estimated that the domed retractable-roof alone will cost $250 million. The new stadium will be located in close proximity to previous Manhattan Construction project, Ameriquest Field, formerly The Ballpark at Arlington, home of the Texas Rangers baseball team. Debate continues whether to renovate or demolish Texas Stadium after the Cowboys move to their new quarters in 2009.