Sports City USA

Frisco is a home run for sports fans, from football and soccer to baseball and golf

Riders Field in Frisco
Enjoy a Frisco RoughRiders baseball game at Riders Field. Photo courtesy of Visit Frisco

Enjoy a Frisco RoughRiders baseball game at Riders Field.

Whether you enjoy baseball, football, basketball, soccer, hockey, cycling, swimming, gymnastics, lacrosse, tennis, golf, powerlifting, cheerleading, dance…. the list goes on. But the bottom line is: Frisco has sports, and lots of them.

From professional to recreational, international to youth competitions, when it comes to sports, you can find them in Sports City USA.

The North Texas city of Frisco has a presence in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS, MLB, and PGA, with the headquarters and training facilities for the Dallas Cowboys at The Star and the National Soccer Hall of Fame also being located here.

Catch a baseball game at Riders Field in Frisco. Enjoy all your ballpark-favorite bites from the stands or take a dip and watch the Frisco RoughRiders from the lazy river in right field.

See the world headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys with a guided tour of The Star, the 91-acre campus, giving you behind-the-scenes access. Enjoy The Star District for shopping and dining options, from casual pizza pies to upscale seafood with nightlife and more.

Soccer fans can explore the National Soccer Hall of Fame and then catch an FC Dallas MLS match, both located at Toyota Stadium.

And golfers from beginner to pro can find their favorite way to play at PGA Frisco. From championship courses to family-friendly putting, a par-3 course, and dining options, everyone can play along.

Here are a few hotels in Frisco sports fans will cheer about:

Omni Frisco Hotel at The Star
Find 300 elegantly appointed guest rooms and an elevated pool deck with stunning views overlooking the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and practice facility.

Step outside this luxurious hotel to experience extraordinary entertainment in Tostitos Championship Plaza or shop at some of North Texas’ poshest boutiques in The Star District.

Omni PGA Frisco Resort
Just steps from the PGA of America headquarters, Omni PGA Frisco Resort is the new home of modern golf. Players of all ages and skill levels can enjoy 500 guest rooms and suites, 10 four-bedroom ranch houses, four pools — including an adults-only rooftop infinity pool — a full-service Mokara Spa, Lounge by Topgolf, and more than 127,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.

There are unique simulation and coaching experiences and ample play options like two 18-hole championship golf courses, Fields Ranch East, designed by Gil Hanse, and Fields Ranch West, designed by Beau Welling. Add on The Swing lighted 10-hole, par-3 short course; The Dance Floor two-acre putting course; and an entertainment area, and there's something for everyone.

The Westin Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa
The Westin Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa is the ideal retreat for business and leisure travelers in Frisco. The hotel sits on 400 acres of land, ideally located near top Frisco attractions. It offers a rare destination to gather, connect, and experience laidback luxury with plenty of room to roam.

The resort has revitalized the pool area to include a water slide and private cabanas, added a luxurious full-service spa, a Westin Family Kids Club, and a Topgolf Swing Suite. During your trip to Frisco, play a round of golf on The Fazio Course. The rolling greens are perfect for beginners and seasoned players alike.

There’s room for every sports fan in Frisco — check out all 26 Frisco hotels here.

See all the sporty fun Frisco has to offer here.

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Astros defeat the A's, 6-3. Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images.

Jake Meyers hit a three-run homer to highlight Houston's six-run fourth inning that backed Justin Verlander's winning start, and the Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Friday night.

Verlander (3-2) struck out nine over six innings to increase hit total to 3,377, passing Hall of Famer Greg Maddux (3,371) for 10th on the career strikeouts list. He gave up two runs — one earned — on eight hits and didn't walk a batter for a second straight start and seventh time this year.

After another milestone to add to a long list of them, Verlander wasn't sure exactly how to feel.

“I feel like I should be more excited but I feel like I’m a little more introspective and reflective,” Verlander said. “A lot of sacrifices you make in this game, a lot of time away from the family, but I love it, so it’s pretty amazing. I don’t know if as a 21- or 22-year-old kid in professional baseball if I’d thought I’d be in the top-10 in anything. This sport’s been around for so long. Hard to put into words, but a lot of thoughts, a lot of thoughts went through my mind.”

When his teammates celebrated him once the special outing had ended, Verlander allowed himself to ponder the meaning.

Verlander remembers his first strikeout and he recalls one against Hall of Fame slugger Frank Thomas here at the Coliseum — and the pitcher wears No. 35 because of Thomas.

“I have a lot of great memories here,” he said.

A's manager Mark Kotsay, a former Oakland outfielder, has been witness to some of those.

“He’s just tough. He’s a Hall of Fame pitcher. He knows his game plan and he executes it really well," Kotsay said. "He doesn’t make a ton of mistakes.”

Yordan Alvarez added an RBI double and Josh Hader finished the 2-hour, 31-minute game with his seventh save for the Astros, who began a seven-game road trip.

After right-hander Ross Stripling (1-9) retired the first nine Houston hitters in order, Jose Altuve singled to start the fourth for the first of four straight hits that included Alex Bregman's two-run single.

The A's drew an announced crowd of 9,676 for the series opener after winning two of three against Colorado following an eight-game losing streak.

Miguel Andujar came off the injured list and immediately hit an RBI single in the first off Verlander and finished with three hits in his A's and season debut — including another run-scoring single in the seventh.

Andjuar's RBI marked the first time the A's have scored first in 18 games — ending the longest streak in franchise history. Batting cleanup, he also singled in the third.

Astros left fielder Chas McCormick robbed Max Schuemann of an extra-base hit when he crashed into the wall to make a great catch ending the eighth.

“That was a big play at the moment,” manager Joe Espada said.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Astros: RHP José Urquidy was pulled from his rehab start with Triple-A Sugar Land because of right forearm discomfort. He has been on the injured list with inflammation in his pitching shoulder. ... 1B José Abreu is scheduled to rejoin the club Monday in Seattle after playing at least two games with Triple-A Sugar Land as he works to regain his hitting rhythm.

Athletics: Andujar had been sidelined all season after having meniscus surgery on his right knee. He was claimed off waivers from the Pirates on Nov. 6. Oakland created roster room by optioning INF Brett Harris to Triple-A Las Vegas.

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RHP Spencer Arrighetti (2-4, 7.16 ERA) pitches for the Astros in the middle game opposite A's LHP JP Sears (3-3, 4.31).

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