James Madison University and North Dakota State University Headed to 2020 FCS Championship - Visit Plano

NCAA Division 1 Football fans take on Plano

Congratulations to James Madison University and North Dakota State University for making it to the NCAA FCS Division 1 Football Championship game! The JMU Dukes will take on the NDSU Bison on January 11th at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Fans and alumni are encouraged to book hotel rooms ASAP through our online booking portal for the best available rates. Tickets will sell out, so buy them ASAP.

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We look forward to seeing you Plano, Texas!

Official Pre-Game Events

James Madison University Pep Rally

Friday, January 10, 2020 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tositos Championship Plaza – Ford Center at The Star
9 Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX 75034
Presented by Excel Heating & Cooling

The Friday Night Pep Rally will take place adjacent to the team hotel, the Omni Frisco, at the Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star. Fans can gather at this location, with numerous restaurants and shops within walking distance.

See Duke Dog and the JMU Cheerleaders and enjoy a special performance by the Marching Royal Dukes. Attendees will receive JMU swag including commemorative signs, button, clear bag, and pom-poms. The JMU Bookstore will also be on-site with opportunities to purchased licensed merchandise.

Registration is free and we hope to see you there! Please click here to preregister for the event!

North Dakota State University Pep Fest

Friday, January 10, 2020
Comerica Center
2601 Avenue of the Stars, Frisco, TX 75034

Doors and beer garden open | 3 p.m.
Live music from Emerald City Band | 5 p.m.
Pep Fest Program | TBD
Live music from Emerald City Band | until 9 p.m.

Kick off the FCS Championship weekend with Bison fans at NDSU‘s official Pep Fest presented by Gate City Bank! This event is FREE for fans of all ages. Bring the whole family for interactive games and fire up for the Championship with the Gold Star Marching Band, the NDSU Cheer Team and Thundar. Enjoy live music from “America’s #1 live party band,” Emerald City Band, before and after the program. Pep Fest program will be hosted by WDAY News Anchor Dana Mogck. The first 4,000 fans will receive this commemorative NDSU rally towel, courtesy of Gate City Bank. Review event FAQ’s here

Get Your Game Gear

James Madison University

Friday, January 10
Comerica Center
2601 Avenue of the Stars, Frisco, TX 75034
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

North Dakota State University

Thursday, January 9
Marriott Legacy in Plano
7121 Bishop Road, Plano, TX
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday, January 10
Marriott Legacy in Plano
7121 Bishop Road, Plano, TX
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

NDSU Pep Fest
Comerica Center
2601 Avenue of the Stars, Frisco, TX
3 – 9 p.m.

Fan Discounts

More dedicated event discounts coming soon, but check out these offers in the meantime. 

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