(December 31, 2013) If you don’t have a ticket to the NCAA Division I Football Championship on January 4 at Toyota Stadium, there are two other opportunities that will allow you to get involved in the fun and excitement of game week in Frisco. Come out to the community events listed below and show the visitors from out-of-state just how friendly we are in Frisco and North Texas!
Team Arrivals at Frisco Hotels
12:30 p.m. & 6:45 p.m.
The two teams competing in the DI championship game arrive in Frisco tomorrow, January 1. Start off your New Year by welcoming North Dakota State University (NDSU) and Towson University to Frisco. The community is invited to come out and help Team Frisco make a great first impression by greeting the players, coaches, trainers and those traveling with the team as them as they get off the bus at their hotels. All ages are welcome. Makes signs and be ready to clap and cheer loudly!
At 12:30 p.m., the NDSU caravan arrives at the Westin Stonebriar Hotel, located 1549 Legacy Drive.
At 6:45 p.m., the Towson team arrives at the Frisco Embassy Suites Hotel, located at 7600 John Q. Hammons Drive.
The times listed are approximate and timed based on the teams’ scheduled flight arrival times at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
Community Night with Miracle League of Frisco
FieldhouseUSA (6155 Sports Village Road)
On Thursday evening, January 2, there is a great opportunity to cheer for the two championship teams along with some very important athletes in the Frisco community. Student athletes from both the North Dakota State and Towson University teams will team up with athletes from the Miracle League of Frisco. The friendly football game will be at FieldhouseUSA, located at 6155 Sports Village Road. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the game starting at 5:45 p.m. All ages are welcome.
Each year, players from the two teams competing in the NCAA DI football championship meet and share their academic and athletic successes with Frisco youth. This year NDSU and Towson University players will be paired with football players from the Miracle League of Frisco. The college athletes will serve as a ‘buddies’ to the Miracle League football players for not just an ordinary game, but an extraordinary opportunity to share their love of the game of football and why playing with heart makes a true champion.
The Miracle League of Frisco is a sports organization for special needs children who range in age from five to 19 years. The organization’s goal is to provide a positive experience for the children who participate in the sports offered: football, baseball, soccer, basketball, bowling, track and coming soon, golf.