About Frisco, Texas
Centrally located in the United States and 25 minutes from downtown Dallas, Frisco, Texas, is just 20 minutes from both Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Love Field Airport. Visitors to the city can enjoy a wide array of shops, dining, cultural activities, arts, sporting events and entertainment. The Division I Football Championship Game is a time for everyone to celebrate and experience college football at the highest level. If you are able to attend, we want for you to celebrate and experience all that Frisco and the championship have to offer.
Team Frisco, comprised of the Southland Conference, City of Frisco and Hunt Sports Group, is excited to host the 2013 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game.
An NCAA Division I athletic conference, the Southland Conference consists of 10 member universities in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Founded in 1963, the Southland Conference sponsors 17 championship sports, nine for men and eight for women. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track and field. Women compete for nine championships in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball. All told, the membership of the Southland Conference encompasses more than 120,000 current students and an alumni base of approximately 700,000. For more information, click here.
Founded in 2003, the Frisco, Texas, Convention & Visitors Bureau have grown in tandem with the extensive growth of leisure travel, sports, and meeting facilities within the city. It’s the CVB’s mission to generate a positive awareness of Frisco as a premiere destination for meetings, sporting events, conventions, trade shows, leisure travel, and to positively impact the economic base of the City of Frisco. Official accreditation recognizing excellence and achievement was awarded in 2009 by the industry organization Destination Marketing Association International. For more information, click here.
Located in North Texas, Frisco defines “Progress in Motion.” The U.S. Census Bureau named Frisco the fastest growing city during the past decade (2000 – 2009). This once small town turned bustling dealmaker is home to four ‘pro’ sport teams; world class venues; more than 8 million square feet of retail and restaurants; 43 parks, 60 miles of trails and an athletic center featuring an outdoor water park; three hospitals; two museums and hundreds of public and private art pieces displayed throughout Frisco’s 72 square miles. Three school districts serve Frisco including FISD, dubbed the fastest growing school district in the nation. Higher education opportunities are available through Collin College and two university satellite facilities. Frisco fosters progressive leadership and innovative ideas, making it the first city in the country to mandate Energy Star standards for new home construction. It’s no wonder why national publications have called Frisco the ‘Best Place to Raise an Athlete,’ ‘Best Place to Live,’ and ‘Best Place to Relocate,’ And most recently, FISD was named among the “100 Best Communities for Young People” for 2012. Experience “Progress in Motion.” Experience Frisco, Texas. For more information visit www.friscotexas.gov, www.friscoedc.com and www.visitfrisco.com.
Volunteers are needed to help with many different championship activities. Volunteers for the championship are coordinated through the City of Frisco’s volunteer database. If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please click here.