The Dallas Cowboys are saying good bye to Valley Ranch and hello to Frisco. Well, not immediately but soon enough as today marked the opening day of construction on the Dallas Cowboys future training facility and executive offices.
The facility will sit on 91 acres by the Dallas North Tollway and Warren Parkway. Crews are cording off the area, surveying, and prepping for the arrival of construction equipment today. A ground breaking ceremony will be held in early August almost a month after the land excavation has started.
The facility will be a state of the art training center that will feature an indoor stadium that both the Cowboys and local high-schools will use.
“We’re ecstatic to take this next step of allowing the site to be prepared for construction, which is one of many steps in the process,” Frisco mayor Maher Maso said in a statement. “We’re dedicated to building a world-class, quality development that will benefit our residents, inspire our students and captivate visitors from everywhere.”
The Cowboys currently have their practice facility and offices at Valley Ranch in Irving. The team used to play it’s games in Irving but have since moved to Arlington where Jerry Jone’s monolith stadium now sits. The new facility will host the team, the cheerleaders, management, coaches, and executives.
The Frisco school district will host it’s high-school football games in the 12,000 seat indoor stadium as well as graduations and any championship games that are hosted in the area. This was part of the deal brokered with Frisco that paid $150 million into the project.