The City of Frisco, the Frisco Independent School District (FISD) and the Dallas Cowboys are one step closer to ‘moving dirt’ and beginning construction of the team’s new world headquarters and the city multi-use event center in Frisco, Texas.
The mobilization of site preparation crews begins June 25 on the 91 acres of land at the northwest corner of Warren Parkway and the Dallas North Tollway (DNT).
The City of Frisco issued a ‘notice to proceed’, allowing crews to begin the mobilization and site preparation process. As a result, engineers are surveying the site and crews are installing site ‘fencing’ to manage access and erosion. Equipment will start being delivered to the site, beginning tomorrow.
The public-private partners have secured a construction team consisting of Gensler, Manhattan Construction Company, Kimley Horn and Alliance Geotechnical Group that will work in a coordinated effort once construction begins.
Mass excavation is scheduled to begin the week of July 7. A ceremonial ‘ground breaking’ event will be scheduled in August; however, no exact date has been set. The City of Frisco, FISD and the Dallas Cowboys announced plans for the public-private development August 13, 2013.
The Dallas Cowboys are planning the move to Frisco in fall 2016 from their current headquarters located in Irving, Texas, the team’s training home since 1985.
“We’re ecstatic to take this next step of allowing the site to be prepared for construction, which is one of many steps in the process,” said Mayor Maher Maso. “We’re dedicated to building a world class, quality development that will benefit our residents, inspire our students and captivate visitors from everywhere.”
“We are all eager to get the project underway,” said Dr. Jeremy Lyon, Frisco ISD Superintendent of Schools. “As the bricks and mortar of the stadium are built, we are just as energetically building future opportunities for students with the Dallas Cowboys and the City of Frisco. That’s the name of the game here!”
“After months in the meeting room it will be great to see tangible signs of movement toward what we all know is going to be a world class project,” said Stephen Jones, Cowboys Chief Operating Officer. “We share the excitement of the citizens and students of Frisco.”