Frisco, Texas, will continue as the host of the NCAA Division I Football Championship through 2025, with an option to host the 2026 event as well. The game, staged at Toyota Stadium and hosted by the Southland Conference, the city of Frisco and Hunt Sports Ventures has been played in Frisco since 2010.
“The Division I Football Championship game has been warmly embraced and supported by the city of Frisco for nearly a decade, and the committee has consistently received positive feedback from past student-athletes, coaches and fans,” said Brad Teague, chair of the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee and the director of athletics at Central Arkansas. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with the city of Frisco, Hunt Sports Ventures and the Southland Conference.”
The game has benefited from recent investment in Toyota Stadium by FC Dallas, the city of Frisco and the Frisco Independent School District. That investment has included a $58 million construction project in the south end zone that includes the National Soccer Hall of Fame; the addition of more than 17,000 square feet from two hospitality areas; 3,290 premium covered seats; two 100-person locker rooms; a news conference room; five high-definition LED video boards; and a new distributed sound system.
“We’re honored to have the opportunity to crown national champions in Frisco through 2025,” Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said. “The FCS community has become family to Frisco. 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.”
The game has averaged nearly 19,000 spectators since it began in Frisco.