Dr Pepper Ballpark
Dr Pepper Ballpark is a baseball park in Frisco, Texas. It is the home of the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders of the Texas League. It opened on April 3, 2003, and can seat up to 10,216 people. In August 2017, Dr Pepper Snapple Group declined to renew their expiring naming rights agreement.
About Dr Pepper Ballpark in brief
Dr Pepper Ballpark is a baseball park in Frisco, Texas. It is the home of the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders of the Texas League. It opened on April 3, 2003, and can seat up to 10,216 people. It has been the site of three Texas League All-Star Games. In August 2017, Dr Pepper Snapple Group declined to renew their expiring naming rights agreement. As of 2020, the ballpark continues to bear the soft drink’s name. The ballpark was conceived as the anchor of a USD 300 million development project near the intersection of State Highway 121 and the Dallas North Tollway. The city put forth USD 67 million to build the complex, which was raised through special financing, unconnected to the city tax rate. Dr PepperSeven Up purchased the naming rights to the stadium in January 2003 for ten years with an option for a further five years. This was shortened to Dr Pepper Ball Park prior to the 2006 season. It hosted its first Major League Baseball exhibition game between the Texas Rangers and the Florida Marlins on March 31, 2006.
Though primarily a venue for Minor League Baseball games, the facility also hosts high school and college baseball tournaments and other public and private events throughout the year. In his design, park architect David M. Schwarz desired the creation of a village-like \”park within a park\”. The stadium received the 2003 Texas Construction Award for Best Architectural Design. Attendance for RoughRider games at the stadium has consistently placed either first or second in theTexas League and at the double-A classification since its opening. In its first two seasons, it has had the second-highest attendance in the league and classification since 2005. In the game, a team of All-Stars from the league’s West Division, including members of the RoughR Riders, defeated the East Division All- Star Team, 5–0, before a crowd of 10,398 people.