How Much Does It Cost to Run the A/C at the Cowboys’ Stadium for One Night?

In 2009, the utility costs for air conditioning, lighting and electrical equipment at the Dallas Cowboys stadium was approximately $14,286 a night. When adjusted for inflation, that cost would be equivalent to $15,865 in 2014.

After four years of construction the Dallas Cowboys stadium was completed in Arlington, Texas in 2009. It is over three million square feet and may seat as many as 111,000 people. It also houses the world’s largest television screen that spans nearly 12,000 square feet. The stadium is the largest column-free interior with 120-foot-high operable glass doors on either end. Originally budgeted at $650 million, the stadium cost upwards of one-billion dollars by 2009, making it the most expensive sports venue ever built.