Cowboys move offices to Frisco, Texas

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com  |  Aug. 14, 2013 at 8:51 AM
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The Dallas Cowboys will relocate corporate headquarters to Frisco, Texas, building a $115 million indoor stadium that will double as the team's practice facilities and football stadium for Frisco's high school teams.

With the Cowboys Cheerleaders leading the way, team owners and Frisco officials announced the deal for the 20-acre facility, which will include a 12,000-seat stadium, two outdoor fields, and a 5-acre world headquarters for the Cowboys.

It’s about the people, the organizations, the level of excellence, the giving back to the community, the help they’re going to provide Frisco and the region to grow,” said Frisco Mayor Maso. “They are going to be part of this community.”

Team owner Jerry Jones said the decision to share the facilities with school teams was a major factor in the decision to move the headquarters to Frisco from their current location in Iriving.

“We’re using our visibility, using what we’re about, to encourage and create a positive atmosphere for youth sports that is of great interest to us,” Jones said.

The project will be funded by the city, Frisco Independent School District, and Frisco Economic Development Corp. and Frisco Community Development Corp. Jones. The Cowboys will pay for the upkeep and operations of the facility, estimated at $1.5 million a year, and any costs over $115 million for the construction.

The 25-year agreement requires the Cowboys to spend at least one week each year of official training camp at Frisco.

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