The Dallas Cowboys are looking to move from their antiquated facility in Valley Ranch. That facility is nearly 30 years old and the Cowboys are looking to upgrade like they did with their shiny new stadium.
The new facility will include a domed stadium that will seat a minimum of 12,000 fans for games and 22,000 for concerts and other events. Only Jerry Jones could be interested in such an over the top practice facility, one that could double as a stadium.
How the $115 million project would be financed (via WFAA.com):
- $30 million from the city
- $25 million from the Frisco Community Development Corporation
- $5 million from the Frisco Economic Development Commission
- $25 million for a headquarters building
- $30 million from the Frisco Independent School District
That means no new taxes for Frisco residents, hard to argue with that.
The Frisco ISD input is interesting and not a first. They played a part in the development of FC Dallas’ Pizza Hut Park which hosts it’s schools football games. In this proposal the input from the school district will allow young athletes to share the domed practice facility.
It is all part of a proposal that hasn’t been officially given the green light.
“I think the Council should evaluate it, and that’s why it’s on the agenda tonight,” said Mayor Maher Maso.
“I’m trying to be optimistic, but I have to tell you, it’s concerning… it’s concerning,” said Frisco Tea Party chair Toni Fabry. “To my knowledge, the citizens have not really had a chance to gain information and provide their insights, or have a chance to ask questions.”
It is also worth noting that the move to Frisco would increase the distance between their practice facilities and the re-named AT&T Stadium.