Dallas Burn President and General Manager Greg Elliott announced today that the Frisco Soccer & Entertainment Center and SportsPilot, Inc. have signed a cooperative marketing and development agreement.
Under this two phased agreement, SportsPilot will work with the Frisco Soccer & Entertainment Center to utilize SportsPilot's SportsStandings system, which will help simplify the management and maximize utilization for the soccer fields located at the new facility.
"In addition to simplifying management and scheduling of fields, the SportsStandings system will also allow unused resources to be made available for online rental." said Ron Toupal, President of SportsPilot.
"SportsPilot will provide us with a high-end, comprehensive field scheduling management solution," said John Alper, Vice President of the facility. "We are thrilled to have this agreement and partnership with such an innovative company and look forward to utilizing this on a year-round basis."
In addition, SportsPilot will promote facility and FC Dallas sponsored events through SportsPilot's SportsTech Video Sponsorship System, running in Frisco's SportsTech Center. The facility and FC Dallas will reciprocate by promoting SportsPilot with signage and other promotional material, as well as making them the exclusive provider of field scheduling software for the facility.
"Between the Frisco Soccer & Entertainment Center and SportsTech, we expect to capture over three million fans and sports enthusiasts hours annually," said Brad Cook, President of Sports Tech. LP. "Combining audiences from both facilities creates a powerful marketing engine, helping each enterprise to reach the entire sports market."
WHAT IS SPORTS PILOT, INC.:
Sports Pilot, Inc. is an information services provider specializing in amateur sports information systems.
Sports Pilot, Inc. currently serves over 500 sports organizations nationally.
Sports Pilot, Inc. processes over 500,000 player and team registration transactions annually.
Sports Pilot, Inc. is the leading provider of hand-held scorekeeping software, offering its SportsPilot Score Pad software for Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Softball and Hockey.
WHAT IS FRISCO SOCCER & ENTERTAINMENT CENTER:
Frisco Soccer & Entertainment Center will be the new home for FC Dallas, who will have changed their name from the Dallas Burn upon the completion of the 2004 season. FC Dallas will play their home schedule at the new stadium starting in the spring of 2005.
Frisco Soccer & Entertainment Center will be located at the intersection of Main Street and Dallas North Tollway in Frisco.
Frisco Soccer & Entertainment Center is made possible by an innovative public private partnership between the Hunt Sports Group, the City of Frisco and its Economic and Community Development Corporations, as well as Collin County and the Frisco Independent School District.
Frisco Soccer & Entertainment Center will be a 117-acre facility which will feature a 21,193 seat soccer stadium.
Frisco Soccer & Entertainment Center will accommodate Major League Soccer matches, major concerts, international soccer matches and High School football. Adjacent to the stadium will be 17 regulation size, tournament-grade soccer fields which will be utilized on a year-round basis.
Frisco Soccer & Entertainment Center will be the focal point of youth and adult soccer in North Texas and around the country. An estimated 1.4 million spectators and participants are expected to visit the facility annually.
Frisco Soccer & Entertainment Center is 117 acres of everything soccer in North Texas.