The Dallas Cowboys’ “The Star” in Frisco is proceeding on schedule toward an August 27 Grand Opening.
The big “kickoff” event will feature student-athletes, cheerleaders, and drill team and band members from all eight Frisco ISD high schools. Peewee level football players will practice on the plaza, as well.
This landmark event will showcase the District 9-5A season opener for each Frisco ISD school’s football squad.
The stadium’s design features at the site will meet the needs of the schools as well as the Cowboys. For example, sections of armchair seating in the stadium bowl were changed out for bench seating to accommodate band students. Stairs were also added to give the bands direct access to the field.
The press box is large enough to accommodate rows of judges for band competitions. And, spaces have also been marked in the complex to feature student artwork.
The unique development is a joint effort among the Cowboys, the city of Frisco and Frisco ISD. The Cowboys’ new headquarters along the Dallas North Tollway features a 12,000-seat indoor stadium, two outdoor practice fields, the team’s HQ building and multiple parking garages.
The team will leave its longtime home at Valley Ranch in Irving when it heads to training camp in July, and will move into the new six-story building upon their return from Oxnard, California.
The centerpiece is the multi-use Ford Center at the Star which, along with the outdoor practice fields and underground parking garage.
The specialty retail, restaurant and entertainment district located south of the stadium will open in stages. The 16-story Omni Frisco Hotel — expected to be finished in the summer 0f 2017 — will include a city-owned convention center and connections to the stadium and team headquarters.
The entire $1 billion development also will feature a sports medicine center with Baylor Scott & White Health, a fitness center that includes the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders studio, an exclusive members-only Cowboys Club and lots of office space.
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