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02-17-2010, 12:49 PM
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Cuban to look at Mavericks playing select playoff games or regular-season games at Cowboys Stadium

11:24 PM CST on Tuesday, February 16, 2010

By EDDIE SEFKO / The Dallas Morning News
esefko@dallasnews.com

OKLAHOMA CITY The huge success of the NBA All-Star Game has the wheels in Mark Cuban's head turning, wondering if cavernous Cowboys Stadium might make a good home for select Mavericks games.
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Cuban said before Tuesday's game against Oklahoma City that he's planning on doing his due diligence to see if playing an occasional game in Arlington could be feasible.

"If we can make the economics work, we'd look at having a regular-season or a playoff game over there," Cuban said. "We'd basically have to buy out the AAC date, as if it were an active date, and make sure all our partners [are on board].

"But there are a lot of strategic reasons, as well as economic reasons, to play a game over there. You can bring in twice as many fans, so economically it would probably work out. And it would be a unique attraction for people who wanted to come play for the Mavs."

Several NBA teams have used domed football stadiums for their home court with varying degrees of success.

Often, the home-court advantage is diminished because the noise drifts farther from the court.

Cuban added that this idea is merely in the formative stage and he has not run it by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones or NBA commissioner David Stern.

Cuban said there would be no way he would play all games at Cowboys Stadium. But doing so occasionally intrigues him.

"You could do it as a fun game, for the spectacle," he said. "Instead of bobbleheads, have a Cowboys Stadium day."

Speed
02-17-2010, 01:03 PM
Conversely, the Pacers looking into playing some games at St Mary's gradeschool. Start time pending on when the last lunch period is cleaned up and the tables put away. :)

Frostwolf
02-17-2010, 02:32 PM
Conversely, the Pacers looking into playing some games at St Mary's gradeschool. Start time pending on when the last lunch period is cleaned up and the tables put away. :)

i don't know, will there be 2-for-1 deals on tickets? otherwise i don't see the place selling out at all.