Frisco, Texas: Not Your Average Suburban Sports Destination

Named the “Top Place to Raise an Athlete” by Men’s Journal in 2011, Frisco is a short drive from Dallas and offers everything from high-class athletic facilities to high-flying entertainment.

Named the “Top Place to Raise an Athlete” by Men’s Journal in 2011, Frisco is a short drive from Dallas and offers everything from high-class athletic facilities to high-flying entertainment.

Facilities Worthy of Dallas Cowboys and Other Pro Teams

Last year, Frisco hosted 39 groups totaling $21 million in economic impact. These groups were tracked only through CVB booking; there were many more tournaments taking place as well.

Toyota Stadium

Home to FC Dallas MLS, Toyota Stadium was the first facility of its kind in the world when it was built in 2005. It plays host to national and international soccer games (both major league soccer and youth soccer), high school football games and flag football, among other events. The 117-acre complex includes a world-class stadium adjacent to 17 lighted, regulation-sized, tournament-grade soccer fields with parking surrounding the fields. Toyota Stadium capacity is 21,193.

Toyota Stadium, North Dakota State University Bison vs Towson University Tigers for the 2014 Division 1 Football Championship

Toyota Stadium, 2014 NCAA Division I Football Championship, North Dakota State University Bison vs Towson University Tigers

Dr Pepper Arena

Home to Dallas Stars NHL and Texas Legends (an NBA D League team), Dr Pepper Arena hosts basketball, hockey, figure skating, tennis and gymnastics. It features two NHL-sized sheets of ice, a full range of concessions and eight locker rooms, including separate referees’ and women’s locker rooms. The arena has full media capabilities, 12 luxury suites and a private club. The capacity is 6,000 with two 1,000-space parking garages on site.

Dr. Pepper Areana, Texas Legends home court

Dr. Pepper Areana, Texas Legends home court

Dr Pepper Ballpark

Home to the Texas Rangers Double-A Affiliate, the Frisco RoughRiders, Dr Pepper Ballpark hosts professional baseball, championship high school and college games, as well as MMA events. The ballpark features two locker rooms, a state-of-the-art press box, 27 suites and two party decks. Also featured are a terrace patio for 100 people and the Founders Club restaurant, which seats up to 200 people banquet-style or up to 300 people for receptions or large parties. There are 3,000 parking spaces and seating for 10,000.

Fireworks at Dr Pepper Ballpark

Fireworks at Dr Pepper Ballpark

Fieldhouse USA

Fieldhouse USA is a 144,000-square-foot sports facility with 12 full-sized hardwood basketball and volleyball courts, and indoor soccer and football turf. Floor space can also be used for fencing and wrestling. There is approximately 13,200 square feet of retail space as well as a food court, on-site trainer, team store and corporate conference rooms.

Fieldhouse USA courts

Fieldhouse USA courts

Warren Sports Complex

The multi-use sports complex is in a park-like setting with pavilions and playground areas. Warren Sports Complex includes seven football/soccer lighted game fields, four baseball/softball lighted game fields, seven football/soccer game fields, two lighted basketball courts and two lighted tennis courts. There are more than 600 parking spaces, two concession facilities and an eight-acre pond with two piers.

Dr Pepper Arena tennis court

Dr Pepper Arena tennis court

The Frisco Independent School District is also involved in hosting sports events at the schools’ athletic facilities.

Currently under construction is the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters & Training Facility, complete with a 12,000-seat indoor multi-use event center, two outdoor practice fields and a cheerleader/dance academy. Also under construction in Frisco is The PIT (Performance Indoor Training), an indoor soccer facility; Volleys Tennis Club, a tennis facility; and First Interval Natatorium, a swimming facility.

Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters & Training Facility renderings

Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters & Training Facility renderings

Flights and Games, All within a Few Miles of Venues

In the family-friendly community of Frisco, there’s plenty to do to keep visitors entertained before and after games.

At iFLY Dallas, your visitors can experience what it’s like to fly. The indoor skydiving attraction is fun and safe for all ages and no experience is necessary. Still feel like being up in the air? Urban Air Trampoline Park offers a variety of trampoline activities, including wall-to-wall arenas, dodgeball courts, slam dunk tracks and a foam pit. Arrive and drive indoor go-karts at Pole Position Raceway.

Frisco offers top-quality entertainment centers, too. Main Event features 12 regulation pool tables, 10 meeting/party rooms, Main St. Cafe, two full-service bars, shuffleboard, blackjack and Texas hold’em (for fun), 28 bowling lanes, two-story laser tag, a two-story gravity ropes course, more than 100 video and redemption games and glow-in-the-dark miniature golf. Dave & Busters—located at Stonebriar Centre, which also features a carousel and 24-screen theater—is a restaurant and arcade all in one, complete with billiards and shuffleboard. At Strikz, enjoy 32 bowling lanes, laser tag, 85 redemption and video games, two full-service bars, food service, billiards and large meeting/party rooms.

Pool at Dr Pepper Ballpark

Pool at Dr Pepper Ballpark

Minutes from Downtown Dallas

Frisco is just 20 minutes from Love Field Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and 25 minutes from downtown Dallas. There are 12 hotels and 1,723 rooms in the area. Sports venues, entertainment and lodging are all within seven miles of each other, creating a cluster ideal for any sports planner.

X Factors

Services offered by Frisco IS Sports

Frisco IS Sports, a department of the Frisco CVB, is a planner’s one-stop connection for sports planning needs.

  • Volunteer/planning assistanceFCVB-Sports-logo_FINAL
  • Welcome packs
  • Social media assistance
  • List of group friendly restaurants
  • Housing services
  • Venue services

Planner Perspective

Mark Lord of the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation said, “Frisco is like a Mecca when it comes to recreational facilities in Texas. They have some of the best in the state and we look forward to working with the facilities and staff every year.”

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Frisco, Texas: Not Your Average Suburban Sports Destination
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Frisco, Texas: Not Your Average Suburban Sports Destination
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Named the "Top Place to Raise an Athlete" by Men's Journal in 2011, Frisco is a short drive from Dallas and offers everything from high-class athletic facilities to high-flying entertainment.
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