tamtagon wrote:... nevertheless, turning this park campus into a year-round destination begins with the empty buildings and finishes with appropriate renovation to the Cotton Bowl.
Concerts and Fútbol and College Football are still my pick for the Cotton Bowl. Start with Liga MX exhibition games for Cinco de Mayo, and turn it into the northern division with El Paso, San Antonio, Austin, Houston, and Dallas. Football and Baseball should stay in Arlington, the billion dollar community investment is finally starting to pay off. Cotton Bowl should pick up at least two more at-capacity College Football games during the State Fair and guide ESPN to locate an at-capacity College Football game during the playoffs, but otherwise the Cotton Bowl should be the venue for another professional sport league expansion.
UT-Dallas should expand with a technology presence on the park campus, and use that as the foundation for eSports events Fair Park.
Finally getting established any sort of music museum & library & UNT facility inside Fair Park is a mandatory initiative for me. The array of live performance venues at Fair Park may be unrivaled in the country. I'm not sure what the hold-up is, but the place is ideal for three day music festivals. Offer the 'winners' of SXSW a spot in the April music festival whatever, but the only thing keeping this place from rocking is the lack of a plan.
The future of Fair Park events should be tied to emerging markets. Do not necessarily usurp activity from other parts of the region, rather give people from the region and country a new reason to visit.