FCS Championship game to be held in Frisco for at least 3 more yearsThe NCAA on Wednesday announced an agreement with the Texas suburb to host the Division I Football Championship Subdivision title game through 2016.
By: Jeff Kolpack, The Dickinson Press
The NCAA on Wednesday announced an agreement with the Texas suburb to host the Division I Football Championship Subdivision title game through 2016.
The North Dakota State and Sam Houston State final on Jan. 5 is the third year Frisco has hosted the game.
“Everybody has been excited about Frisco,” said Charlie Cobb, the chair of the Division I football committee. “It keeps it in the middle part of the country and helps with geography. And the leadership of that community has embraced this event.”
The game sold out last year in 20,500-seat FC Dallas Stadium and is expected to be sold out again for the Bison-Bearkats rematch. It will be the first time an FCS title game will have more than 20,000 fans in back-to-back years since 1995 and 1996.
“This game has a projected economic impact of more than $5.9 million on our regional economy,” said Frisco Mayor Maher Maso. “Not only that, the exposure Frisco receives from the game being televised to a national audience is invaluable. But finally, Frisco enjoys being the best host we can be to the players and their families, students and football fans in general. It’s a great event honoring true champions.”