Fair Park Gets a Makeover and a Texas-OU Extension

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It’s an 85-year-old football tradition: the Texas OU football game at the Cotton Bowl.

Nowadays, it’s officially the “Red River Showdown.”

It looks like it’s gonna be at Fair Park for a long time.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings just announced the teams will keep playing at the Cotton Bowl through 2025.

When the fans get there, the streets will have a makeover. So will the lights.

“We have put a million lights in fair park to light it up,” Rawlings said.

There’s also a Vegas-style water show.

You can see it all in person Friday night. City leaders hope folks will go there year-round.

These changes are on top of $82 million in improvements to the Cotton Bowl itself in the last 6 years.

That investment helps keep fans coming to town year after year.

If the new stuff isn’t enough to make you head down to Fair Park, there’s still the corny dogs.