Frisco is an city in Texas and is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex located approximately 25 miles from both Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The city population was 116,989 at the 2010 census. As of December 17, 2015, the city had an estimated population of 151,960. Frisco was the fastest-growing city in the United States in 2009 and also the fastest-growing city in the nation from 2000 to 2009.
When the Dallas area was being settled by American pioneers, many of the settlers traveled by wagon trains along the old Shawnee Trail. This trail was also used for cattle drives north from Austin. This trail later became the Preston Trail, and later, Preston Road. The current settlement of Lebanon was on the Preston Ridge and was thus too high in elevation, so the watering hole was placed about four miles (6 km) to the west on lower ground. A community grew around this train stop. Residents of Lebanon actually moved their houses to the new community on logs. The new town was originally named Emerson, but that name was rejected by the U.S. Postal Service as being too similar to another town in Texas. In 1904, the residents chose Frisco City in honor of the St. Louis–San Francisco Railway on which the town was founded, later shortened to its present name.
Frisco is home to several sporting venues: Southland Conference (NCAA Division I conference headquarters), Dallas Stars (NHL) headquarters, FC Dallas (MLS), Texas Tornado (NAHL), Frisco RoughRiders (AA baseball), and Texas Legends (NBA D-league). The Dallas Cowboys will move their headquarters to Frisco in 2016.