Cowboys must release drawings of new stadium

Thursday, November 9th 2006, 5:43 am
By: News On 6

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) The Texas attorney general's office says the Dallas Cowboys must release architectural drawings of their new stadium.

The 650 (M) million dollar complex -- partly funded by a half-cent sales tax -- is under construction in Arlington.

The city also issued bonds to raise money for the project.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram in August submitted a Public Information Act request to Arlington. The city turned to Attorney General Greg Abbott after the Cowboys said the documents should be withheld.

The team cited possible vulnerability to terrorism and competitive harm.

Abbott agreed the stadium is "critical infrastructure'' that should be protected by the Texas Homeland Security Act.

But the Star-Telegram reports Abbott disagreed that release of the plans would compromise stadium security.

The Cowboys and Arlington have 30 days to challenge the opinion.