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20 February . 2018

Dallas a top 10 sports city – and Frisco is home to 5 pro sports teams

Dallas is one of the Top 10 Sports Cities in the United States, according to a WalletHub study that analyzed 50 key metrics, including how much time people spend watching and playing sports, and how much money they spend on sports tickets and merchandise.

Dallas ranks No. 9 overall among America’s Top Sports Cities. As home to America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys, it’s no surprise that Dallas ranks even higher, at No. 4, among the Top 10 Cities for Football Fans.

Within the DFW Metroplex, no city offers more sports excitement than Frisco, home to five professional sports teams.

The Dallas Cowboys are hometown Frisco heroes, headquartered at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco. Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas team plays at Toyota Stadium, and the Frisco Roughriders, a Major League Baseball Class AA affiliate of the Texas Rangers, plays at Toyota Stadium.

Our National League Hockey team, the Dallas Stars, plays at Dr. Pepper StarsCenter, and the Texas Legends, an NBA G League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks, plays at Dr. Pepper Arena.

Frisco also hosts major sporting events throughout the year, from football to gymnastics.

What makes a good sports city? “The best way to look for a good sport city is to look at the ability of a city to attract, sustain and deliver on high-quality sporting events. This should include amateur, high school, college and minor league, as well as professional sporting events,” said Kimberley Donahue, senior lecturer of marketing at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

Frisco’s pro sports status also benefits the community’s young athletes, since The Ford Center at The Star also serves as the home stadium for the Frisco Independent School District’s football and soccer games. The City of Frisco’s unique partnership with the Dallas Cowboys also provides district students with real-world learning opportunities in audio/video productions, sports marketing and other disciplines.

Learn more about the academic and educational excellence of the highly regarded Frisco Independent School District.