Dallas-area among potential sites for professional cricket team, stadium
Tracy M. Cook
...Global Sports Ventures LLC sought JLL's sports and entertainment group for its advisory services as part of an effort to bring a professional cricket league to the United States by 2020.
JLL will manage the site selection and oversee the development of eight stadiums in Texas, California, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, Washington D.C., New Jersey and New York. Those locations were chosen on the basis that the sport already has established followings there, predominantly through Asian populations.
...The complex would include a cricket stadium, parking, and mixed-use lifestyle centers with restaurants and hotels, as well as office, residential and retail space ... site search will focus on areas that are desirable from a mixed-use perspective with access to freeways and other means of transportation. Suburban sites could span 30 to 50 acres, while urban sites would require 12-15 acres for the stadium, with the rest of the facilities woven into the existing urban fabric.
North Texas certainly has a knack for supporting a wide array of sports entertainment.