Here is the latest on coronavirus-related event changes, cancellations in Frisco

Officials are attempting to slow the spread of coronavirus by changing or canceling certain events. (Courtesy Shutterstock)
Officials are attempting to slow the spread of coronavirus by changing or canceling certain events. (Courtesy Shutterstock)

Officials are attempting to slow the spread of coronavirus by changing or canceling certain events. (Courtesy Shutterstock)

Editor's note: This is an evolving story and will be continuously updated as more information becomes available.

Updated at 6:15 p.m. March 13

The city of Frisco has announced that The Grove of Frisco Commons will be closed through April 13 to reduce the risk of coronavirus exposure to seniors. The facility at 8300 McKinney Road caters to residents age 50 and older. The meal program will continue for people in need, and online classes are still being offered.

The Frisco Athletic Center will remain open during regular hours and its fitness area will be open. However, the basketball courts will be closed, and all classes and programs are canceled through April 1.

Frisco Parks and Recreation athletic leagues will continue as scheduled. Other city of Frisco events will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

The Frisco Public Library will be open during regular hours, but all programs and events are canceled.

For the latest city of Frisco information, click here.

Original: As the coronavirus outbreak continues to unfold, Frisco officials and local organizations have suspended or changed plans for the following current and upcoming events in the city.

Social distancing can help slow the spread of the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its website defines the practice as staying out of settings where people congregate, avoiding mass gatherings and maintaining a distance of 6 feet from others when possible. Ways to implement social distancing include event cancellations, school dismissals and creating plans for employees to work remotely.

Conference USA championship canceled

Conference USA, which began hosting its college basketball championships March 11 at the Ford Center at The Star, announced March 12 that it would cancel the remainder of the tournament and that all spring sports competitions have been suspended until further notice.

Coffee with the Mayor moved to City Hall

The March 13 Coffee with the Mayor event has been moved to the McCallum Room on the fourth floor of the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center at 6101 Frisco Square. The monthly event allows the public a chance to speak with Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney and was previously set to be held at The Grove at Frisco Commons. The event begins at 8 a.m.

Fire station visits suspended

The city shared on its website that it has temporarily suspended birthday party scheduling, scout visits and firefighter-led tours at Frisco Fire Department stations as well as at education facility Frisco Fire Safety Town.

Osher Lifelong Learning classes at The Grove canceled through April

Frisco announced on its website that the weekly Osher Lifelong Learning Institute classes hosted by the University of North Texas at The Grove at Frisco Commons have been canceled through April. The classes are normally held Fridays from 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.

Frisco Fighters inaugural game postponed

In an official statement, Indoor Football League Commissioner Todd Tryon announced the league will postpone the season until further notice. This includes Frisco Fighters' first game against the Duke City Gladiators, which was scheduled for March 12.

Comerica Center events suspended

The Dallas Stars announced March 12 that all events scheduled in the month of March at Comerica Center have been suspended indefinitely.

Greater Frisco Home & Garden Show cancelled

Organizers for the 2nd Annual Greater Frisco Home & Garden Show announced its cancellation March 13. The show was scheduled for March 20-22 at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco.

National Soccer Hall of Fame closed through April 14

The National Soccer Hall of Fame announced it would be closed through April 15.

FC Dallas season suspended

FC Dallas, which plays its home games at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, announced its season has been suspended for 30 days and its home match against LAFC on April 4 will be rescheduled.

Frisco RoughRiders season delayed

Following the announcement by Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball of a delay to the start of the 2020 season, the Frisco RoughRiders have postponed their opening day to a date to be determined. The RoughRiders have also canceled the University of Texas and UT Arlington baseball game scheduled for March 18 and the EGGstravaganza event scheduled for March 21.

Texas Pinball Festival cancelled

The Texas Pinball Festival, which was to be held March 27-29 at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Frisco Convention Center, has been canceled.

Paddy Dash moved to May 9

The Paddy Dash in Frisco Square has been rescheduled from its original date of March 21 to May 9.

Arts in the Square event cancelled

The Arts in the Square festival in Frisco Square has been canceled. It was originally slated for March 28-29.

Salvation Army Most Good 5K rescheduled

The Salvation Army Most Good 5K and block party has been rescheduled for Sept. 26. The event, which was originally scheduled for March 28, is still accepting registrations.

The Grove at Frisco Commons closed

Frisco announced it is temporarily closing The Grove at Frisco Commons for residents age 50 and older. The facility will be closed from March 16 through April 13, though its meal program for members in need will continue and online classes and programs will still be offered.

Frisco Athletic Center classes and programs cancelled

Classes and program at the Frisco Athletic Center have been cancelled until April 1. The facility’s basketball gym will also be closed until April, though the fitness area will stay open.

Frisco Public Library suspends programs and events

The Frisco Public Library suspended its programs and events beginning March 14, though the library will continue to operate under normal hours.

The city of Frisco is keeping a running list of coronavirus information, as well as closures, cancellations and scheduled changes at
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is the senior reporter for the Plano and Richardson editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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