Dallas Cowboy football fans who want to get to the game early – but still have some of the creature comforts – would be allowed to park their RVs near the new stadium in Arlington, Texas, under a plan being proposed by the Texas Rangers.
The Rangers will go before the Arlington City Council on Tuesday to request turning the former Stonegate Pines mobile home park into a grassy parking lot for RVs and other vehicles, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The Rangers bought the mobile home park in 2007 to turn it into parking for the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and Cowboys Stadium. The football and baseball teams have a shared parking agreement.
The 18-acre site sits near Johnson Creek southeast of the football stadium and would have access either off Stadium Drive or Sanford Drive, said Bruce Payne, the city’s community development and planning assistant director.
The team has not submitted plans to the city yet that show how many spaces could be added.
The plans are to reinforce the ground with a meshlike material that would support the weight of the vehicles while allowing the grass to grow and water to be absorbed. The Cowboys have similar pervious parking areas designed to reduce storm-water runoff.
If approved, overnight parking could be allowed at that lot, and tailgating would be allowed on the perimeters of other lots, city officials said.
The $1.15 billion stadium opened this month.