Cowboys Director Opens New Stadium With DUI

You know, the Dallas Cowboys might just want to stop building things from now on. As mentioned here earlier today, the new stadium opened this weekend with a gala concert featuring two of the most relevant country music superstars of 1985 — George Strait and Reba McEntire.

Jack Hill

(”The margarita machine’s going over there.”)

Arlington police said that everything went really well for an opening night, and only one person who was at the event was arrested that night for drunk driving. Of course, that man was Jack Hill, the man who oversaw the construction of the stadium and is now the director of operations. Well, I suppose having a drunk guy in charge of building your stadium is better than hiring a criminal with no credentials to fix the roof on your practice facility. Baby steps, I suppose.

Let’s hope Hill put down the bottle long enough to get the building inspected before opening it to the public.

Hill was one of more than 60,000 revelers at the concert on Saturday night, but ran into some trouble out on the road at 3:30 a.m., according to the DALLAS MORNING NEWS:

Jack Hill, 53, of Grand Prairie, was arrested about 3:30 a.m. after he was involved in a minor traffic accident. Police said his SUV was struck by a tractor-trailer in the 1200 block of Randol Mill Road. Neither driver was seriously injured.

When police arrived, officers reported that Hill was slurring his words and appeared to be intoxicated. He also failed a field sobriety test, police said.

“His eyes also appeared to be red and bloodshot,” Arlington police spokeswoman Tiara Ellis Richard said.

Police say that the accident didn’t appear to be Hill’s fault, so I guess he’s got that going for him.

As for the stadium, KHOU has reports of some people complaining about long waits for food and high prices (duh), but this statement is what caught my eye:

Crowds started filing in to the $1.15 billion home of the Cowboys on Saturday afternoon for the debut event even as construction workers were leaving the massive edifice. 

That’s comforting, knowing that they appear to be still building the place as thousands of people are herded in for a concert. Maybe wait a week?