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NFL says Cowboys Stadium roof will be closed for Super Bowl

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The retractable roof at $1.3 billion Cowboys Stadium will be closed for Super Bowl XLV.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Monday the decision was made well in advance of the Feb. 6 game so the league could have a "singular focus" on logistics.

The weather in Dallas-Fort Worth could be good enough for an open-air game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers. But there's also a risk of freezing temperatures.

The Cowboys opened the roof when they had 105,121 for the first regular-season game at their new stadium in 2009. Attendance could surpass 100,000 for the Super Bowl, but only about 93,000 will be inside the stadium.

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