Playing in Carroll’s Dragon Stadium: good news or bad news?

Rebecca Neumann

Entertainment Editor

Yes, the rumors are true. The Coppell Cowboys varsity football team defeated Midland and now move on to the fourth round of the playoffs.

While the elation leftover from the staggering win beings to wear off, it’s time for everyone to look toward the next match-up, against the undefeated and nationally ranked Trinity Trojans on Friday Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Dragon Stadium in Carroll. Everyone knows the other team: Trinity has claimed the 5A Division I State Championship three out of the last five years, including last year. What not everyone may know is the stadium situation.

For our playoff game, the coaches of both teams met and flipped a coin to decide who would get to choose the stadium to play in. Trinity won and decided to have the game at Southlake. Ordinarily, this would not be a big deal. However, this game is expected to have an attendance upward of 20,000 and the stadium only seats about 12,000 people. Herein lies the problem. While the stadium is conveniently close, only about a 20 minute drive, only fraction of the fans will be able to attend.

So if you are a Coppell Cowboys fan and you are hoping to come to the game on Friday night, make sure you pick up tickets in advance at the CHS field house. Adult tickets cost $10, students cost $8. Get them quickly because they’re sure to sell out soon.

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