The Dallas Cowboys have hosted high school state playoff football games in AT&T Stadium since its opening in 2009. Now the team reportedly plans to make Friday night high school football a regular event in a new 12,000-seat domed stadium.
The Dallas Morning News reports the Cowboys are partnering with the Frisco Independent School District to build a domed indoor practice facility that will also host high school football games. The Frisco city council is scheduled to vote Monday night on the team's plans for a new headquarters and training facility to be located on a 91-acre site in the suburb, located north of Dallas.
From the Morning News:
Sources said the Cowboys and the school district will share the costs for a domed stadium that will seat a minimum of 12,000 fans for games. It will be a multi-use facility that can be re-configured to accommodate up to 22,000 for concerts and other events.The team has not released a price tag or designs on the new facility. Another Dallas suburb, Allen, opened a new $60 million, 18,000-seat high school football stadium last year.
The Frisco ISD will have use of the facility on Thursday and Friday evenings for football games. As the first school district in the state with an indoor stadium, it will also be an attractive destination to host potential playoff games.
The Cowboys, meanwhile, will once again have an indoor facility for practice in inclement or freezing weather. The club chose not to erect a new facility after their practice bubble collapsed during a storm four years ago at Valley Ranch.