OXNARD, Calif. – The Dallas Cowboys and the city of Frisco, Texas, and the Frisco Independent School District officially announced their partnership and 25-year agreement Tuesday to establish the city as the future home of the Cowboys' headquarters and training location.
The announcement, which included Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the Jones family and representatives from the city of Frisco and Frisco ISD, discussed the plans of a multi-use special events and sports facility to be developed on a footprint of approximately 20 acres. The Cowboys' world corporate headquarters, on a footprint of approximately five acres, will be the centerpiece of additional mixed-use development on property surrounding the team's new location.
In addition, the agreement calls for at least one week per year of Cowboys training camp to be held in Frisco.
"This is an exciting day in the history of the Dallas Cowboys," said owner/general manager Jerry Jones. "We are committed to cooperatively creating a development that will be a source of great pride for the City of Frisco, the FISD and the Dallas Cowboys. We know first-hand how world class facilities can create great interest, visibility and economic development. This is a community building partnership that will elevate and benefit all of the parties involved."
Frisco was a frontrunner for the new training facility after months of speculation. The complex will be developed on a 91-acre tract in Frisco on Collin County land located on the northwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Warren Parkway.
In addition to becoming the home to the NFL team's entire football operation, including administrative offices, coaches' offices and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, the complex will include a multipurpose, 12,000 seat, indoor stadium and two outdoor fields that will provide facilities for use by the Cowboys, City of Frisco and Frisco ISD football and soccer games and other sports, athletic, academic, fine arts and entertainment events.
"We're elated to partner the entire Dallas Cowboys organization and the Jones family," said Mayor Maher Maso. "Having a partner of this caliber is a perfect fit for our community. We're committed to creating unique, destinations that bring families together, promote business and tourism, attract major events and improve our overall quality of life while keeping our property taxes low. We welcome 'America's Team' to one of the fastest growing cities in the country."
The Cowboys have been operating out of their Valley Ranch headquarters in Irving, Texas, since 1985, when the team moved in on Aug. 27. Ground was officially broken on that facility in 1983.
Photos from the Frisco announcement >>