Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, claims that Cowboys AT&T Stadium uses more electricity on game days than her entire country of 3.7 million people. In a report on ForeignPolicy.com, Sirleaf said:
Globally, at least 1.2 billion people — nearly a fifth of the planet — lives without access to electricity, according to the World Bank. The highest concentration is in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 550 million people do not have electricity. Cowboys Stadium near Dallas, Texas, uses more electricity than the total installed capacity of my country. Small businesses in Liberia spend about 57 percent of their operational costs on power alone. At this rate, it is impossible for them to do much more than break even. And this is representative of the scale of the problem in many countries across the African continent.
Now, the numbers are a little skewed given the fact that we are only talking about the Cowboys’ stadium on game day, but the idea of a stadium using more electricity than an entire country for any amount of time is staggering. Broken down by wattage, Liberia has the ability to pump less than a third of what the stadium can.
This also can’t be a good look for owner Jerry Jones, who’s greed and demeanor constantly rub people the wrong way. Of course, it had to be the Cowboys.