Frisco, TX –
The Dallas Cowboys broke ground almost two years ago on “The Star”, their new home in Frisco, a rapidly growing suburb of Dallas. The Cowboys are moving their training camp into their new 1.5 billion dollar facility, located just off the Dallas North Tollway, north of 121. While the team is practicing in California until their first pre season game against Miami, the staff has been busy moving in and setting up their new offices. The Cowboys originally slated the unveiling for June; however, that was pushed out until August 21st.
The Frisco high school football teams will have the opportunity to play the first event at the indoor facility August 27th, just one week after the Dallas Cowboys get their first look. Considering the city contributed $261.6 million to help build the facility and bring the Cowboys to Frisco, allowing the students to play there is a special treat for the athletes and residents of the city. The district summer showdown will be nationally televised on ESPN, bringing the Star and Frisco into the national spotlight. These young athletes might even get to rub elbows with the professional athletes whose fields they share.
While the indoor stadium and outdoor practice fields will be finished soon for this year’s football season, most of the other construction won’t be complete until sometime in 2017. The master-planned complex will Include an Omni Hotel and Convention Center with 300 guest rooms, an already sold out Cowboy Club for VIP fans with all-access viewing and hospitality, and a playground field for families and children to enjoy before and after events.
DFW Images has been following the construction over the last two years, documented in the photos below.
The Star construction slideshow
Also check out this Rendering Animation from the Frisco business and visitors bureau: