The City of McKinney estimates roughly $245,040 will be spent in McKinney, Frisco and Allen as it hosts the 2018 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Saturday, Dec. 15. Of that, the city anticipates an economic impact of $177,540 to the City of McKinney.
The NCAA estimates 6,000 people will attend the game at McKinney ISD Stadium, 4201 S. Hardin Blvd. The city is preparing for up to 10,000 people.
“We are extremely excited to welcome the NCAA Division II National Football Championship players, students, their families and fans to McKinney, Texas. This will be a great economic driver for our city as it will draw thousands of visitors to our community, an audience with a wide range of demographics who will spend both their time and money in McKinney while here. This event will also greatly increase the exposure of our city on a national level, something that we hope will entice even more visitors to make McKinney a future destination,” said Dee-dee Guerra, Executive Director of the McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Tickets are now on sale for the game. Tickets are $20 for reserved seating and $15 for general admission. Ticket prices will increase Dec. 3.
The NCAA Division II football playoffs begin Saturday, Nov. 17. The championship game will be aired on ESPN.
“The cohesive partnership that exists between the City of McKinney, McKinney Chamber, McKinney ISD and the McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau, as well as our community partners, has enabled us to quickly pull together all the pieces involved in planning what we are confident will be a memorable event for Collin County, our community and our visitors,” said Guerra.
For more information on the 2018 NCAA Division II National Football Championship, visit d2mckinney.com or NCAA.com.
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of 180,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees.