FRISCO, Texas -- The marriage between Frisco and the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision national title game will remain strong for years to come. The NCAA announced on Friday it has agreed to a five-year contract with an option for a sixth year that will keep the game at Toyota Stadium at least through the 2024 season.
The game is hosted by the Southland Conference and Hunt Sports Ventures.
North Dakota State, which plays Eastern Washington Saturday in an 11 a.m. kickoff, has set up shop in Frisco in recent years. The Bison will be gunning for their seventh title in eight years. Since Frisco first started hosting the title game in 2010, the game has averaged about 19,000 fans.
"The FCS community has become family to Frisco," Frisco mayor Jeff Cheney said in a statement. "That’s why it was important to the Frisco City Council to reinvest in Toyota Stadium in the form of improved locker rooms, seating, video boards and media accommodations. This game is estimated to have a regional economic impact of more than $8.1 million. But just as important, it helps promote our brand as Sports City, U.S.A.”