The Dallas Cowboys have a few hundred pieces of their home stadium they’d like you to consider when shopping for that fan on your list.
Bidding opened this week on the contents of Texas Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys since 1971.
The team is moving to a new facility next year, but not before joining the stadium auction craze. The sale is taking place at DallasCowboys.com/auction.
Like the Yankees, Mets, Tigers, Cardinals and other sports franchises, the Cowboys believe there is a market for virtually anything fans saw while watching the team play. The auction includes turnstiles, signs, stars that line the stadium walls, stadium decor and fixtures, home and visiting team lockers and even the sink in the coach’s office.
Lockers are expected to draw some interest from local fans willing to pick them up in person. The team has Tony Romo’s locker starting with a $3000 minimum bid and Terrell Owens’ stall at $2000. The team says the locker currently used by running back Marion Barber is the same one that Hall of Fame quarterbacks Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman used during their playing days. It holds a $5000 minimum bid.
“Over 600 items are being offered for sale,” said Bruce Schneider, president and CEO of Schneider Industries, the company conducting the sale. “Along with the high-end items, we’re offering fun things like restroom signs and the wooden stars from stadium concession stands. We’re excited to be able to share with Cowboys fans around the world this once-in-a-lifetime chance to own a piece of America’s Team history. This sale is also a celebration of one of the country’s greatest sports venues. There’ll never be another Texas Stadium.”
The city of Irving, Texas will get a portion of the proceeds with the rest going to the Cowboys.
Winning bidders will pay an 18% buyer’s premium and 6.25% sales tax. The auction continues through December 6. After the current football season ends, winning bidders will have fourteen days to pick up their items or arrange shipping.