NCAA: FCS Title Game Stays In Frisco
As Bison fans geared up for their team's Saturday clash with Eastern Washington in Frisco, Texas, fans were delighted with news about the annual competition.
As the Fargo Forum reported Friday, the NCAA announced it has agreed to a five-year contract, with an option for a sixth year.
That means the game will stay at Toyota Stadium at least through the 2024 season.
As the Forum notes, the Bison have in a sense" set up shop" in Frisco in recent years. Saturday the team goes for their seventh title in eight years.
"Since Frisco first started hosting the title game in 2010, the game has averaged about 19,000 fans." (Forum)
"The FCS community has become family to Frisco," says Frisco mayor Jeff Cheney. "That’s why it was important to the Frisco City Council to reinvest in Toyota Stadium in the form of improved locker rooms, seating, video boards and media accommodations.
"This game is estimated to have a regional economic impact of more than $8.1 million. But just as important, it helps promote our brand as Sports City, U.S.A.”
[Source: Fargo Forum]