Plan Your Event in Sports City USA
Visit Frisco Sports & Events is your one-stop connection for sports venues, hotels, and more in Frisco. Sports City USA is known, not only for its world-class sports facilities and several professional sports organizations, but as the "Best Sports Business City," according to Sports Business Journal and the "Top Place to Raise an Athlete," according to Men's Journal. Frisco is also home to exciting events such as NCAA Division I National Football Championship, Frisco College Baseball Classic, and has hosted a variety of other events such as soccer, basketball, figure skating, cycling, trampoline, and ice hockey.
The Visit Frisco Sports & Events team focuses on bringing small-to-large scale sporting events to the city of Frisco in collaboration with our local sports leagues, venues, and professional teams. Our purpose is to not only provide economic vitality to the city, but to also provide opportunities for local residents and youth to engage in state, regional, and national sporting events, either as an athlete, spectator, or volunteer. Need more information? Contact us today!
Josh Dill, STS Director of Sports & Events
Q: How long have you worked in the industry? I’ve spent my entire 15-year career in sports with the last 13 years in sports tourism. Q: What do you love most about your job? I love the planning and build-up it takes to create an environment where athletes can reach their pinnacle and show their full potential. Q: What would you tell a meeting planner/sports event rights holder/visitor that is considering Frisco? I always tell people that Frisco has all the benefits of being in a large metropolitan area while maintaining a small-town feel and charm. Q: What is your favorite Frisco attraction, and why? I love the National Soccer Hall of Fame because the interactive exhibits make it fun for everyone, even if they aren’t soccer enthusiasts. Q. What is your favorite Frisco restaurant and your go-to dish to order there? Hutchins BBQ - Have to order the Texas Twinkies. Q. Where is the first place you take your friends and family from out of town when they visit Frisco? I love to see people’s reactions when I take them to The Star. Q. What’s your favorite secret spot in Frisco? Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop, located at 15825 Gateway Dr., Suite 200. They have a great selection of game-worn and sideline apparel. Q. What’s your favorite place to shop in Frisco? I can’t go in Tumbleweed TexStyles without buying something. Q. Describe your Frisco in 3 words? Does “Sports City USA” count? Q. What is your go-to sweet treat? Southern Charm at Cow Tipping Creamery. Q. What is your go-to happy hour drink? Can’t beat an old fashioned, especially some of the awesome ones made here in Frisco. Q. Where would someone most likely find you on the weekend? At a sporting event, of course! Q. Where is one of your favorite travel destinations in the world? My wife and I went to Matangi Private Island Resort in Fiji on our honeymoon, and I dream of going back there. Q. Describe who you are in 140 characters or less. Above-average girl dad and below-average husband who turned sports into a career. Trying to laugh and be successful while fighting ADD and…what was the question?? Q. Fun fact about you? I was a competitive tumbling and trampoline athlete for more than a decade.
Chuck Brakes, CTA, STS Senior Sports Sales Manager
Q: How long have you worked in the industry? Eight years. Q: What do you love most about your job? All of the wonderful people and still being involved in sports. Q: What would you tell a meeting planner/sports event rights holder/visitor that is considering Frisco? Frisco is a very unique city; it literally has it all. Q: What is your favorite Frisco attraction, and why? The Star - It gives you an opportunity to take a closer look inside an NFL franchise, as well as gives you the opportunity to enjoy all of the entertainment options. Q. What is your favorite Frisco restaurant and your go-to dish to order there? Tender Smokehouse - their brisket and BBQ beans combo is a “don’t miss!” Q. Where is the first place you take your friends and family from out of town when they visit Frisco? Always The Star and Stonebriar Centre mall. Q. What’s your favorite secret spot in Frisco? Snow cones from the Frisco Snow Cone Lady! Q. Describe your Frisco in 3 words? Fun, sports and food. Q. What is your go-to happy hour drink? Always an Old Fashion. Q. Where would someone most likely find you on the weekend? Usually at Fieldhouse USA for an event. Q. Where is one of your favorite travel destinations in the world? I love Australia. Q. Describe who you are in 140 characters or less. I am passionate about sports. I am a “glass is half full” type of guy. I love seeing people doing good and having fun. I love what I do, my family, my friends and sports. Q. Fun fact about you? I I grew up in the south of France, so French is my second language.