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Strait opens Cowboys stadium

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 – George Strait will headline the opening event at the Dallas Cowboys new stadium on June 6. Strait will be joined by superstar Reba McEntire Blake Shelton and recording artist and two-time Dancing With The Stars champion Julianne Hough.

"George Strait is one of the most successful and prolific country music artists of all time," said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. "We wanted one of the greatest entertainers in the world to open what we believe is going to be one of the greatest sports and entertainment venue in the world."

"I grew up in South Texas and have always been a Dallas Cowboys fan," said Strait. "I have a lot of great memories from playing the many shows we did at Texas Stadium, as well as watching America's team win their share of Super Bowls. I am very excited about having the opportunity to do the first concert ever in the magnificent new Cowboys stadium and share this momentous occasion with all the incredible country music fans in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area."

Tickets go on sale at 10 am, Feb. 28 at all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800.745.3000 and on the web at ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices are $137.50 for Floor and 100 Club level seats, $104.50 for 200 and 300 level Club seats, $71.50 and $38.50.


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