A worker puts up a logo outside Cowboys Stadium, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 in Arlington, Texas, in preparation of NFL football Super Bowl XLIV. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The NFL is expecting a record crowd for the first Super Bowl at$1.3 billion Cowboys Stadium.

League spokesman Brian McCarthy said Thursday an estimated totalof 105,000 will attend the Feb. 6 game in Arlington, Texas.

McCarthy said about 95,000 fans will be in the seats and suitesinside the stadium, along with about 5,000 media members and staff.Approximately 5,000 people also paid $200 apiece to be in an areaoutside the stadium watching on big-screen TVs.

The record of 103,985 was set in the 1980 Super Bowl at the RoseBowl in Pasadena, Calif., when the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the LosAngeles Rams. This time, the Steelers are playing the Green BayPackers.

A record could exceed the population of Green Bay, which isabout 104,000.

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