FRISCO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – It may be hard to imagine going to a bowl game with questions about how many, if any, fans will be able to attend college football games this year due to the coronavirus.
But looking ahead, Frisco’s Toyota Stadium is set to be hosting a bowl game for the next six seasons.
ESPN Events and FC Dallas have extended their bowl agreement through 2025.
The Frisco Bowl, owned and operated by ESPN Events, has been played in Frisco since December 2017.
The bowl game is affiliated with the American Athletic Conference, Conference USA, Mid-American Conference, Mountain West Conference and Sun Belt Conference, as well as BYU and Army.
Toyota Stadium is home to FC Dallas of Major League Soccer and has been the host of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Championship Game since 2010. It has a football capacity of 20,500.
“Working with FC Dallas and the Hunt family has truly been a rewarding experience,” said Clint Overby, Vice President of ESPN Events. “The opportunity to extend our relationship and continue growing the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl was an easy decision to make. We are excited about the extension and look forward to the next six years.”
“The Frisco Bowl has been a wonderful addition to our community,” said FC Dallas President Dan Hunt. “We’re thrilled that sports fans will be able to celebrate and enjoy this bowl game in Frisco for years to come. It has produced some of the most exciting games of the college football bowl season.”
“Congratulations to FC Dallas, the Hunt family and ESPN Events on extending their agreement to host the Frisco Bowl,” said Mayor Jeff Cheney. “As Sports City USA, the Frisco Bowl is important to our community because it generates tourism while providing entertainment value for our residents, businesses and visitors.”
Ticket information for the 2020 Frisco Bowl will be announced at a later date.