Frisco’s newest professional sports team will be known as the Frisco Fighters, the Indoor Football League member announced Thursday. The team name prominently features the name of the booming city the team calls home, while also paying homage to the North Texas region’s innovative leadership in the country’s aviation and military defense industries.
The Frisco Fighters’ inaugural season kicks off on Thursday, March 12.
“We are extremely excited to announce our new team identity,” said team owner Steve Germain. “Not only is it just a cool name, but I’m proud that we arrived at an identity that represents the amazing city of Frisco and our region in a unique way. Frisco is such an impressive community and it continues to grow and innovate at a rapid pace, as do the 900 or so North Texas companies that make up the thriving local aviation and aeronautics industries.”
The Fighters also intend to partner with and support various North Texas military organizations and installations as it grows roots within the area, including saluting local Frisco military heroes at each home game.
“We’re excited to welcome the Frisco Fighters to our city,” said Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney. “As Sports City USA, we’re already the home (or future home) of seven professional sports organizations, so it’s no surprise the Frisco Fighters chose our community to kick off their inaugural season. Frisco is also a community focused on showcasing the great works, service, and contributions of our veterans, so we applaud the Frisco Fighters’ commitment to highlighting local military heroes during games.”
In addition to announcing the new team identity, and as a good faith gesture to the fans of indoor football in the Frisco market, Germain has also offered to make whole all season ticket holders of the previous indoor team in Frisco that ceased operations in 2019. The Fighters will provide season tickets to the 2020 Fighters season at no cost to those season ticket holders of the 2019 Texas Revolution team.
“This is something that we feel very strongly about,” said Steve Germain. “Certainly making these fans whole is not our responsibility and we have no ties to the previous team or ownership group, but we do believe in doing what’s right, and what’s right in this instance is reaching out to those fans who did not receive value for the support they showed the previous team. We want nothing more than to convert them to Frisco Fighters fans and earn their trust in our great organization.”
Those season ticket holders seeking Fighters season tickets can email refunds@FriscoFighters.com. They will then be instructed on how they can reserve their seats for the 2020 season
Fans can begin reserving season tickets for the Fighters’ inaugural season by visiting www.FriscoFighters.com. Those players wishing to be part of the inaugural roster of the Frisco Fighters may email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the coming days and weeks the team will continue to make announcements about ticket sales, player tryouts, player signings, and other news on its website at www.FriscoFighters.com.