Not far away is the new Nebraska Furniture Mart facility, which is so big you swear it could double as a Boeing plant that builds the world’s biggest airplanes. You could easily fit a few Fargodomes inside the place.
North Dakota State first visited Frisco in the first days of 2012 to finish off the 2011 football season and at the time the suburb north of Dallas was considered the hot, fledgling place to set up shop in Texas, if not the entire country.
Well, it has really arrived now.
And so has NDSU, again, for the fifth year in a row. The Bison will face Jacksonville State (Ala.) on Saturday at Toyota Stadium—the naming rights were a precursor to the world headquarters—for the Division I FCS national championship. There are thousands of people moving to this area of Dallas metro every year, but those that make their living in the restaurant and bar business know when the Bison are in town.
“They’re very enthusiastic fans, kind of crazy,” said Mary Williams, a waitress at The Londoner located adjacent to the stadium.
Toyota Stadium is the home field of FC Dallas, the professional team that plays in Major League Soccer. Like everything else around here, the facility will undergo a major renovation after the FCS title game, but it will still be the home of FC Dallas, and for the past five years, an NDSU appearance in the title game.