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NFL Approves Dallas Cowboys Plan to Pay for $295M in AT&T Stadium Upgrades

Earlier this week, we told you the Dallas Cowboys were planning $295 million in upgrades for AT&T Stadium. During NFL league meetings in Irving in the last few days, the team got a green light on their plan to pay for the job, Sports Illustrated's Mike Fisher reports.
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AT&T Stadium Is Getting a $295 Million Upgrade
by | Dec 12, 2022
Jerry World is still a marvel to millions, but it's not quite as cutting-edge as when it first opened in 2009. Now the Dallas Cowboys are about to do something about it, with $295 million in upgrades planned for AT&T Stadium. That's according to a report by Sports Business Journal, which says the refresh won't "radically alter" the look and feel of the 100,000-seat stadium. Instead, most of those millions will go toward refreshing premium spaces that are set for lease renewals, as well as upgrading back-end systems and technology in the run-up to the 2026 World Cup.
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Troy Aikman on Launching EIGHT Beer, How Meditation Changed Him, and Why the Right People Matter More Than a Great Idea
by | Nov 17, 2022
Troy Aikman spoke in a fireside chat at the Venture Dallas conference last week with Ameeth Sankaran, CEO of Religion of Sports. Here's what he shared on his businesses past and present; how Roger Staubach inspired his post-NFL life; his advice on choosing your team; and the importance of wellness for both life and work. "If you don't feel good, it's hard to do good," Aikman said. "I feel the best I've ever felt, and I'm probably doing the best good that I've ever done."
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DI People: Globe Life, Keurig Dr Pepper, ORCA AG, and More Make Leadership Moves
by | Oct 28, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from National HME, Brinker International, Robin Autopilot, GlassView, TPG, Weitzman, and others.
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DI People: Wingstop, JLL, EWF International, Starla Wines, and More Make Leadership Moves

by | Sep 23, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from CBRE, Merriman Anderson Architects, Bank of Texas, Quality Custom Distribution, EFG Cos., Dillas Quesadillas, BBG, the Catholic Foundation, and others.
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Dallas Startups Deposits.com and DUKE.AI Land Google As New Backer
by | Sep 8, 2022
Two Dallas companies have been awarded $100,000 each by the Google for Startups Black Founders Fund, which aims to help close racial disparities in VC funding given to diverse founders. The startups will also receive Google Cloud credits and hands-on support from Google. They join several other North Texas companies that received earlier grants from the fund. “Across the U.S., there are amazing Black startup founders who are building great companies yet are locked out of access to the funding that's critical to their success,” Google wrote in a blog post.
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SXSW’s 2023 ‘PanelPicker’ Opens For Voting—and DFW Companies Are Vying to Take the Stage
by | Aug 10, 2022
South by Southwest has opened its 2023 "PanelPicker" for crowd-sourced community voting through August 21. You could be among the people who vote to decide which panelists will take the stage next March at SXSW. Out of the thousands of session proposals up for voting, many have Dallas-area ties. We share just 10 of them—including ideas from Mark Cuban, the Dallas Cowboys, Venture Dallas, Dallas Innovation Alliance, CollateralEdge, Kanarys, Zirtue, Masterplan, and more.
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The Last Word: John Goff on Why GameSquare Is Moving its HQ to The Star
Toronto-based GameSquare Esports acquired Frisco's Complexity Gaming in June 2021. Since launching in 2003, Complexity has won over 140 esports championships in nearly 30 games, and is headquartered at The Star in Frisco.
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Rise of Rugby: Dallas Jackals Name New President With NHL, MLB Experience to Join Recent GM Hire

by | Aug 4, 2022
The Dallas Jackals finished their inaugural Major League Rugby season in June, finishing 0-16. (Sound familiar? The Dallas Cowboys went winless in their 1960 debut season, too.) Now the team aims to improve both on the pitch and on the balance sheet, with new front office leadership including President Steve Violetta and GM Santiago Sodini. The Cowboys became America's Team. So what might the Jackals do?

"We want to be an elite franchise not only in Major League Rugby, but in all professional sports," says Violetta.
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Follow the Money: Dallas Unicorn Adds Cisco Investments as New Backer; Fort Worth Glove Maker Lands $58M for Facility, HQ Upgrades; and More
by | Jul 29, 2022
Plus: Southlake SPAC to take financial services firm public; real estate startup Nada Closes $8.1M seed round; Southlake PE firm is raising two biotech-focused funds; Jones family-backed investment firm acquires travel software company; and more North Texas deals.
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Follow the Money: BILT Gets $1.7M Air Force Grant for 3D Instructions App, PGA of America Invests in Golf Innovation, and More
by | Jul 25, 2022
Plus, Fort Worth's Harvest Returns raises new fund; new Ryan acquisition makes 2022 its most active M&A year; OpTic Gaming acquires Dallas chatbot startup; Dallas legal education firm boosts digital content library; and Fort Worth's Novaria Group acquires firm with giant aerospace clients.
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The Last Word: Jordan Fisher On Becoming Part Owner/Creator at Complexity Gaming
by | Jul 18, 2022
Jordan Fisher has done everything from winning ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" to acting in "Hamilton" on Broadway to being a music artist to starring in movies like Netflix's "Work It."  Now he's going big with gaming. Fisher recently became part owner and content creator at Complexity Gaming, the esports organization headquartered at The Star in Frisco. As a part owner, he has good company: the Dallas Cowboys' Jerry Jones and investor John Goff are part owners, too.
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NFL and PGA Stars Join $12.5M Raise for Plano-Based Workout Tech Startup

by | May 10, 2022
Plano-based digital fitness systems startup OxeFit has announced new funding from backers including PGA golfer Dustin Johnson and Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

That brings OxeFit's total funding to more than $35 million, including existing backing from current and former Dallas Cowboys players Dak Prescott, Jason Witten, Dez Bryant, and Blake Jarwin.
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The Last Word: Blockchain.com’s Peter Smith on Partnering with the Dallas Cowboys
In a press conference yesterday, Smith and Dallas Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones announced that Blockchain.com is the team’s official digital asset partner in a multi-year sponsorship deal.
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Lay’s Uses ‘Sacred’ Cowboys Soil to Grow Spuds for Limited Edition Chips
by | Jan 13, 2022
As we get ready for Sunday's Cowboys-49ers playoff game, our photo gallery shows you the journey the hallowed Dallas Cowboys soil took to a potato farm in Dalhart, Texas—where NFL chip history was soon made.
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Complexity Stars Launches in Frisco with Athletes from NFL, NBA, UFC, and WNBA
by | Nov 30, 2021
A star-studded lineup of pro athletes is just the beginning for Complexity Stars. The new division from Frisco-based Complexity Gaming plans to add music stars and other celebs to its fold. The goal: Amplify the brand power of top athletes and stars by connecting them with the $2.1 billion esports and game streaming universe.
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