The Dallas Cowboys formally announced Tuesday they are movingtheir headquarters from suburban Irving to suburban Frisco afterwinning overwhelming approval for a $115 million development thatincludes an indoor stadium for practice and use by area prepteams.Accompanied by cheerleaders and city officials, Cowboys ownerJerry Jones and his son, executive vice president Stephen Jones,made a quick trip home from training camp in Oxnard, Calif., tocelebrate with Frisco officials. The multi-use sports facilities,which will be shared with Frisco Independent School District’ssports teams, are expected to open in 2016.”Frisco is a city (that) they think big and they act bold. Theyhave a vision and they act on it,” said Stephen Jones. ”It givesus great comfort to do business with people who think likethis.”The 12,000-seat indoor stadium along with two outdoor trainingfields will be paid for mostly through a city sales tax, with theschool district funding part of the construction. This 25-year dealbetween the Cowboys and the city was approved late Monday and callsfor the football team to manage the facilities, any additionalupgrades and pay for operating costs, which is estimated at $1.5million a year.”The goal is to be successful. It’s very important for theCowboys to be an example to other companies that are interested inlocating… Read full this story
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