Gross domestic product of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area
The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area is composed of 12 counties within the U.S. state of Texas. Dallas–Plano–Irving and Fort Worth–Arlington are the two metropolitan divisions of the area. It is the economic and cultural hub of North Texas or North Central Texas, and is commonly referred to as the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area, DFW or The Metroplex by residents. Estimates of the 2016 population of the Metroplex were roughly 7.27 million inhabitants.
The Dallas Cowboys are a well-known sports team from the city of Dallas in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. The Dallas Cowboy’s franchise value has risen greatly since 2002. The franchise was valued at 784 million U.S. dollars in 2002. As of 2016, the Dallas Cowboys franchise was valued at 4,200 million U.S. dollars. The Dallas Cowboys also ranked first on a list in terms of 2015 revenue of national football league teams, having generated 700 million U.S. dollars in revenue that year, over 175 million more U.S. dollars than the second ranked team, the New England Patriots. In 2016, the average ticket price for Dallas Cowboys games was 110.20 U.S. dollars. The price of a hot dog at a Dallas Cowboys game came in at 5.50 U.S. dollars in 2016, but they were not the most expensive hot dogs in the league that year.