Major Sports Events
College football championships and bowl games, NCAA basketball conference finals, youth soccer and international gymnastics. Frisco is at the center of some of the best annual events on the sports calendar.
The Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl
Toyota Stadium is the home to the Frisco Bowl, the Division I Football Bowl Subdivison match featuring an American Athletic Conference team.
Frisco is a naturally central location for the AAC, which has four member schools in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, and boasts a hefty base of faithful alumni. Frisco’s location in the middle of the U.S., with access to one of the world’s largest airports, makes it naturally easy for out-of-town fans.
NCAA Division I Football Championship
The NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision title game has made its home at Frisco’s Toyota Stadium every January since 2010. The title game, hosted by the Southland Conference, the City of Frisco and Hunt Sports Ventures, plays to packed crowds at Toyota Stadium, the 20,500-seat home of soccer’s FC Dallas.
“The Division I Football Championship Game has been a world-class event,” said Mark Wilson, chairman of the NCAA FCS committee, when the NCAA gave Frisco its extension. “The committee has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from all our past participants and countless fans.”
Conference USA Basketball Championships
Conference USA has brought its Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships to town, with teams competing in 22 games at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco. The winning teams receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.
Nearly 150,000 C-USA alumni live in the four counties surrounding Frisco, with partner school, University of North Texas, alone boasting nearly 120,000 of those.
“The state-of-the-art venue coupled with high-quality basketball gives everyone in the region an incredible opportunity to be part of March Madness,” said Wren Baker, vice president and athletic director at North Texas.
Frisco College Baseball Classic
The Frisco College Baseball Classic is one of the premier early season collegiate baseball tournaments in the country. The tournament takes place annually during the first weekend in March at Riders Field. The Frisco Classic prides itself on bringing in the nation's top college baseball teams to compete head-to-head in order to provide unparalleled competition for both the fans and the athletes.
Self-branded as #BestOutsideofOmaha, the Frisco Classic strives to provide the best tournament experience outside the NCAA College Baseball World Series.
Ford Center at The Star is home to one of the biggest events of the sports year — the internationally known WOGA Classic, a prestigious gymnastics competition for world-class athletes. The Classic is sponsored by WOGA Gymnastics, which is home to back-to-back Olympic gold medalists Nastia Liukin and Carly Patterson.
As one of the largest and longest running international gymnastics competitions in the U.S., the WOGA Classic attracts top teams of elite athletes for an unrivaled level of competition. In 2017, the Classic, a USA Gymnastics-sanctioned event, attracted 1,400 participants from Japan, China, Belgium, New Zealand, Russia, Mexico and Canada, as well as the U.S.