ARLINGTON - The giant pile of dirt at AT&T Stadium isn't for an off-season burial of the Cowboys' miserable 4-12 season. The people who currently inhabit the stadium are moving on.
On Saturday, AT&T Stadium will play host to the high-flying action of the Monster Energy Supercross. To make sure everything is just right for some of the world`s bravest daredevils, Jerry World had to get a little dirty.
So here's the dirt; 26 million pounds of dirt was dumped into the stadium. That's about 550 truckloads.
"It is stored just about two miles away from here," says Tim Phend, Director of Operations for Monster Energy Supercross.
Organizers got a head start on the moving and shaking due to a monster truck show at the stadium last weekend, Phend said.
It'll take the crew about two days to get all the dirt into the venue, but when it's time to move it out, Phend says things go even quicker. "The dirt will start hauling out at 3 am and usually goes until about 5 pm Sunday then it'll be back to a concrete floor."
"The dirt will start hauling out at 3 am and usually goes until about 5 pm Sunday," he said. "Then it'll be back to a concrete floor."
Who knew getting dirty could be so much work? If you want to check out the dirt course for yourself, doors for the supercross open at noon this Saturday.