September 25, 2009

Cowboys say they’ll improve crowd-control

An official in Arlington, Texas, says the Dallas Cowboys vowed to improve crowd-control methods following a bottle-throwing incident at their new stadium

Arlington Assistant Fire Chief Don Crowson said Cowboys representatives met with public safety officials this week to discuss ways to better control crowds, The Dallas Morning News reported Thursday.

During the Cowboys' 33-31 loss to the New York Giants Sunday people in the NFL-record crowd of 105,121 began throwing plastic bottles. It was not reported if any individuals were hit by the bottles.

Fire officials said the conflict arose due to fan confusion over new Party Passes, or standing-room-only tickets, being offered by the Cowboys this season. Officials said some fans were upset after learning they could not sit in certain sections if they had reached capacity.

Really, nothing has changed from where we were earlier in the week, Cowboys spokesman Brett Daniels said. We agreed to work with the city to manage the capacity, depending upon each game and how we manage the Party Pass tickets.