Dallas Cowboys Break Ground on New Frisco HQs
- Aug 28, 2014
In August 2013, the city of Frisco and the Frisco Independent School District announced a partnership with the Dallas Cowboys for a mixed-use development that would incorporate the Dallas Cowboys’ new headquarters and training grounds in Frisco.
As a result of this partnership, representatives of the three entities recently helped with the groundbreaking of a 91-acre, master-planned development. Located at the northeast corner of Warren Parkway and the Dallas North Tollway, the site will include not only a stadium, outdoor practice fields and ancillary structures, parking facilities and various onsite infrastructure improvements but also extensive office, retail and hospitality.
The stadium will be developed to seat at least 12,000 people and will be designed to emulate other standard NFL practice facilities, featuring a design associated with other Class A multi-use event centers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Tentatively, it will also include at least two pairs of matching 50-person locker rooms, a master scoreboard with full video replay capabilities, a quality sound system and an NFL-approved playing field.
O’Brien Architects has been chosen as lead designer of the mixed-use development, while Gensler, which has vast experience in sports facilities design, will serve as the architect and interior designer for the Cowboys headquarters and the adjoining event center.
As we reported in March, 2014, the Dallas Cowboys are expected to relocate from Irving to the new complex in time for the 2016 NFL football season. Their new facility will house the team’s entire football operation, including administrative offices, coaches’ offices and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.
“As you could imagine, we’ve caught the energy of Frisco. We’ve got it. We’ve got the Frisco Flu,” said owner & general manager Jerry Jones. “We’ve got it and we sit down and say, ‘Boy that’s a lot more than we thought we were going to do.’ But this isn’t a dress rehearsal and we only have one time to go around. So let’s do it the right way.”
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