From serving as the base for Team USA to the upcoming PGA Frisco development, the town of Frisco is a mecca for sports fans.
Frisco, which is a less than 4.5 hour road trip for visitors to the Austin and Houston areas, offers a variety of sports and entertainment options for everyone from the novice fan to the rowdy and grown-ups. sports enthusiasts.
Enjoy the sports-lover’s paradise just 25 minutes north of Dallas using this to-do list when planning your next trip to Frisco:
• Walk in the footsteps of the Dallas Cowboys. Don your best blue-and-white gear and choose one of three The Star walking tours that take visitors behind the scenes of what it’s like to train and train as a Dallas Cowboy.
The 91-acre campus in the heart of Frisco serves as the team’s headquarters and training facility, along with the Ford Center which includes a 12,000-seat indoor stadium and all practice grounds. Plus, Tostitos Championship Plaza features a 50-meter replica grass pitch, perfect for a selfie or photo with the whole family.
• Click on links for the day (or weekend). Frisco has a plethora of golf courses, from resort-style country clubs to several public courses awaiting visitors. The Professional Golfers’ Association of America has just moved its headquarters to Frisco, which is part of a future 600-acre campus that will include two championship golf courses and a 500-room Omni PGA Frisco Resort.
By spring 2023, two 18-hole championship golf courses known as Fields Ranch-Fields Ranch East will also be open. Designed by Gil Hanse and Beau Welling, the first will feature a two-acre putting course and entertainment area as well as a short 10-hole par 3 course called The Swing.
Across town, guests of the Westin Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa have the option of reserving a tee time at the Fazio Course, an 18-hole championship course designed by Tom Fazio.
Additionally, the city has three public golf courses, including Frisco Lakes Golf Club, Plantation Golf Club, and Trails of Frisco Golf Club.
• Watch FC Dallas competition and learn all about football. Frisco is home to FC Dallas, the American professional soccer team, with regular games at Toyota Stadium from February through October. For the more adventurous fans, join the Dallas Beer Guardians, a group of local football supporters, to catch the pregame in the Red Lot. And in the southwest parking lot, the El Matador band tailgates, marching from the parking lot to the stadium with flags, drums and songs.
Plus, soccer newbies and longtime fans can also stop by the city’s National Soccer Hall of Fame, which was founded by Texas soccer legend Lamar Hunt and features memorabilia, history, and state-of-the-art interactive experiences.
• Catch a baseball game from the lazy river. Texas temperatures in summer (or even early fall) are no joke. To stay cool, catch a Frisco RoughRiders game from the 68,000-gallon lazy river, which is the largest water feature at a professional sports venue. Visitors can purchase tickets to the Texas Rangers Class AA affiliate starting at $11 to watch the game from the lazy river.
• Celebrate with a round of drinks after the big game. Whether it’s soccer, baseball or football, raise a glass and toast the winning team at the Star District, home to more than a dozen restaurants or bars. Grab a mambo taxi at Mi Cocina, a craft beer at City Works or sake at Sushi Marquee. Plus, several new nightlife options coming to the neighborhood include Tricky Fish, Snowbird Cocktail Lounge & Kitchen, and Sidecar Social.
• Rent the TopGolf Swing Suite. Located at the Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa, rent the suite on-site with a giant screen and virtual golf games, plus baseball and hockey simulations. Plus, take advantage of Beans & Barrel’s food and beverage options.
• Shop and dress for the game. Whether it’s a pair of new cowboy boots from Lucchese’s showcase in The Star, a new top or hoodie for the game from the Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop, or of redesigned Dallas Cowboys apparel from Flea Style, take a day to get ready for the game by shopping. Frisco.
The city’s Stonebriar Center is also home to over 180 local and national retailers, and the Rail District on Main Street is home to a variety of local shops and boutiques, all perfect for finding the best outfit for tailgating or watching the game.
• Book the perfect hotel for your stay. Grab a few z’s and relax for a long weekend at one of the many hotels and resorts located across Frisco. From the most economical to the most luxurious, there are options for everyone.
For more information on planning a trip to Frisco, see www.visitfrisco.com for details on hotels, restaurants, entertainment and events.
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