Super Bowl Seating Fiasco Began With Jerry Jones’s Wish to Set Record
On Jan. 26, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones tells the Star-Telegram of his desire to break the Super Bowl attendance record: “I think we’ve got a good chance to break the record without counting anything outside. The stadium is certified for 111,700. When we built this stadium, I had in mind being able to reach those kinds of numbers.”
Jones wanted it to be the biggest, record attendance at a Super Bowl is 130,985. Instead, Jones got a colossal failure, and made the NFL embarassed in the process. The Cowboys didn’t break the record, falling 766 short.