The Dallas Open on Wednesday announced that from 2025 the tournament will be held at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco – the Dallas Cowboys World Corporate Headquarters and Training Facility. The Cowboys are a National Football League team.
The move comes in conjunction with the tournament’s upgrade to the ATP 500 level from 2025, which was announced earlier this month. Doha and Munich will also be upgraded to ATP 500 events.
The Dallas Open is currently held at the Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex, which is on the campus of Southern Methodist University. The tournament moved to the city in 2022 and has been won by Reilly Opelka and Wu Yibing.
The No. 1 player in the Pepperstone ATP Doubles Rankings, Austin Krajicek, is a local resident.
“It’s really exciting to have the Dallas Open upgrade to a 500 That’s pretty cool,” Krajicek said. “To get a 500 here at home is really special, especially because it’s only like a 15-minute drive from our house. Of course to be associated with the Cowboys in any way, it’s one of the best brands in the world and obviously we’re big fans living here in Dallas. So being able to associate with them and have them get into tennis and grow the sport like that, I think it’s going to be a phenomenal event.
“It’s pretty cool to be able to sleep in your own bed and play a 500 event. I’ve only done that one other time in my career. It was the first year they had the 250 here in Dallas. To be able to walk the dogs in the morning and play a match in the afternoon is something that you don’t get to do ever, so that’s a pretty unique experience and awesome that we get to have a really high-level tournament right in our backyard.”
Tournament Director Peter Lebedevs said: “We are thrilled that the Dallas Open has been chosen as a new ATP 500 tournament… We want to thank our longtime friend and Dallas local John Isner, who was very supportive of our effort to take the Dallas Open to the 500-level. We’re very excited for the thousands of enthusiastic tennis fans in the North Texas region. We’ve been building to this, and we will continue to improve all aspects of the tournament for everyone involved.”
Charlotte Jones, Owner & Chief Brand Officer for the Dallas Cowboys, said: “The success of this action-packed tournament over such a short time makes it a natural draw for sports fans who flock to Ford Center at The Star in Frisco.
“This facility and campus was built not only as the World Corporate Headquarters for the Dallas Cowboys, but also to host world class events like this one, and we’re thrilled to host the stars of pro tennis at Ford Center at the Star in Frisco.”