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FRISCO (CBS11) – UPDATE: Frisco city council approves $39-million upgrades to Toyota Stadium. The deal still needs approval from Frisco EDC & ISD.
Frisco city council will vote Tuesday on a proposed $39-million plan to upgrade Toyota Stadium, the home of the FC Dallas professional soccer team.
Some of the money would go towards an addition onto the south end of the stadium designed to house the National Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum.
The National Soccer Hall of Fame currently doesn’t have a home.
In 2010, the National Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum closed its doors in Oneonta, New York due to reported financial struggles.
Among the other proposed upgrades are updated video screens, a suit level expansion, renovated locker rooms, and a canopy roof for the south end zone seating.
As part of the agreement, FC Dallas would pay an additional $1-million in rent to the city each year. The new lease agreement with the team would run through 2037.
Before being finalized, in additional to council’s approval, the plan would need to be approved by the Frisco Economic Development Corporation and Frisco ISD. The school district, which uses the stadium for high school football games and other events, would pay for $4-million of the improvements.
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