If you don’t think Frisco is the place to buy a new home, think again.
The Dallas Cowboys Football Team will be moving from Valley Ranch in Irving to Frisco Station off the Dallas North Tollroad and Warren Parkway in Frisco, Texas.
You heard it here first!
As a Frisco resident and a huge Dallas Cowboy Fan, I am ecstatic. But not only me, every resident should be thrilled at this announcement.
The Dallas Cowboys plan to build a 10,000 to 12,000 seat practice facility that will allow the team to have fans watch some practices during Pre-season. Noting like Valley Ranch, aka “Fort Knox”, no ins or outs!
This will not only bring in hundreds of millions of dollars to Frisco, but it will jump start the appeal and attraction for businesses and families to want to call Frisco home!
The Cowboys have called Valley Ranch their home for their practice facility since I was 6 years old (for a total of 28 years), but things are changing.
Frisco will be their new home.
Not only did their bubble facility collapse a while back and they have not had an indoor facility since, but the location just will not work with the outdated facility at Valley Ranch and the long drive to and from the nearby highways.
Additionally, there is no dining area for the players that has been a must for some of the newest facilities around the league.
Frisco Station plans to be on the Northwest corner of the Dallas North Tollroad and Warren Parkway on a 317 acre site. Houston-based Hines Development recently unveiled plans 4.5 million square feet of office, 40 acres of retail space, 2 hotels (1 full service and 1 limited service) and single family homes with apartments and town homes added to the mix.
Hines has developed Petco Park in San Diego, California and Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. They are one of the worlds largest private developers and are very experienced in all types of development such as sports complexes. Also Univest, Rudman Partnership and the Frisco Econimic Development Corp. will partner with Hines on the project.
What’s even better than having the Cowboys indoor facility down the street where you live? See below:
When the indoor facility is built they will SHARE the complex with the Frisco Independent School District! And this will only bring large tournaments, playoff games, possibly bowl games to Frisco, Texas.
Not to mention, residents with students in FISD athletics will most likely have the chance to play their playoff and championship games in the facility like they do currently at the FC Dallas Stadium.
“For kids to play on the same field as Tony Romo is a big deal!”, exclaims Josh Patton a Frisco resident.
And yes it will be. If construction on Frisco Station get going sooner than later, the Cowboys will make the move by 2016. (By this time the Dallas Cowboys will have another 2 Super Bowl trophies though.)
In summary, Frisco is and will be THE place to be in the future. We have brand new everything, the best schools in DFW, the hottest new home communities and now the Dallas Cowboys!!! What?!?
Brad Holden – Holden New Homes – Licensed Texas Real Estate Broker