Frisco is carving out quite a niche in the world of professional sports with facilities such as Dr. Pepper Ballpark, Pizza Hut Park and The Stars Center sports complex. Now a new facility devoted to amateur athletics promises to bring the same notoriety.
"We wanted to be a part of and help Frisco become a sports mecca," said Gary Oliver, director of operations for Fieldhouse USA.
Fieldhouse USA is 145,000-square-foot state of the art center
"Our goal is for kids who come into this facility to have the greatest experience they've ever had," said Oliver.
The facility boasts the nations largest indoor hardcourt. Twelve full basketball courts, all state of the art, that with the push of a button can transition to volleyball courts in just 90 seconds.
The second part of the facility is an indoor turfed field that will support soccer, lacrosse, flag and arena football.
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The facility also has three full tennis courts and will still have 10,000-square-feet left over for an athletic training facility.
Nicki Rodgers has been active in the high school volleyball community of Frisco for years.
"I think it will really increase the competitiveness with the frisco based schools," said Rodgers.
Frisco ISD is poised for tremendous growth. There are more children in pre-k day care in the city than there are students in Frisco ISD.
Competitive rules mean that in some sports kids with talent may not make their school team, that's where Fieldhouse USA comes in with alternatives for youth sports and programs to tackle bigger problems like childhood obesity.
"It's getting kids moving," said Rodgers, "That's especially important to our family."
The facility will have a complete food court, wi-fi and it's scoreboards are accessible online so even if you're not at the game you can track what's going on from anywhere.
Retail is also a big part of what's going on. There are plans for a Nike Store and a Mavs/Cowboys apparel shop.
This weekend 65 Basketball teams will give the Fieldhouse it's first run though construction on the project is ongoing with the facility officially opening it's doors in April.