Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is planning yet another massive project for his team; a new $115 million training facility is being built 25 miles away from downtown Dallas.
Named “The Ford Center at The Star,” the facility will be a 700,000 square feet with 12,000 stadium seats and will also be used by the community for entertainment events and high school football and soccer games.
However, it was recently revealed that this is not just another pumped-up training facility. While it includes the Cowboy’s home offices and two outdoor practice fields, the facility will also include a retail shopping center and a 16-story hotel with a convention center.
The Star will also give a home to the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders studio as well as a Baylor Scott & White Health sports medicine building.
The Cowboys also developed the exclusive Cowboys Club in wake of the new developments. For a $4,500 down payment and $350 per month, Cowboys fans will be able to watch portions of the Cowboy’s practices in addition to access to the fitness center and exclusive chats with players and coaches.
The new development is meant to increase tourism and revenue for the town of Frisco in addition to supporting the Dallas team.
In light of this new development, a few other NFL teams are thinking of building similar facilities. The Minnesota Vikings and the recent Los Angeles Rams are already talking of building facilities that will include housing and retail shopping.