Cowboys practice facility gets started

June, 25, 2014
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Site work will begin Wednesday for the new Dallas Cowboys practice facility in Frisco, Texas.

City officials, along with the Frisco Independent School District and the Cowboys, said site crews will begin construction on the 91 acres of land at the northwest corner of Warren Parkway and the Dallas North Tollway.

“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,” Frisco mayor Maher Maso said in a statement. “We’re dedicated to building a world-class, quality development that will benefit our residents, inspire our students and captivate visitors from everywhere.”

The mass excavation is scheduled to begin the second week of July, and a ceremonial ground breaking event will take place in August.

City officials said engineers are surveying the site and crews are installing site fencing to manage access and erosion. Construction equipment is scheduled to arrive at the site on Wednesday.

The Cowboys will move from their current practice facility in Irving, Texas, to Frisco in the fall of 2016.

The new facility will have an indoor football stadium that not only will be used by the Cowboys, but high school football teams as well. The Cowboys will move their executive offices from Irving to the brand-new facility in Frisco as well.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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