Dude Perfect, the Frisco-headquartered comedy group known for its YouTube content featuring sports contests, trick shots, and stunts, will soon start construction at an office building, according to a Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation filing.
The team behind Dude Perfect — co-founders Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones, Cory Cotton, Tyler Toney, and Coby Cotton — previously announced their intentions to build a 10-acre $100 million theme park and new corporate headquarters several months ago, describing the project as “sports heaven with a DP twist.”
Dude Perfect told The Dallas Morning News at the time that they would like to stay in North Texas, but were open to considering other cities that were willing to take on the project and offer incentives. After exploring many potential municipal partners around the country, it seems the the group may have decided there was no place like home for its next big venture.
On Tuesday, the group filed plans with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for construction work on a 20,000 square-foot facility in North Frisco. The project, which entails finishing out the interior of an existing industrial building at 15900 Gateway Boulevard, is set to begin in December, with an anticipated completion date in May.
The Dallas Express reached out to Dude Perfect for more details on the project behind the filing but did not receive a response by press time. It is currently unclear whether the slated construction relates to the new corporate headquarters and theme park previously discussed by Dude Perfect.
The Frisco office project has an estimated construction cost of $3 million. Alliance Architects of Richardson is the design firm listed on the filing.
According to the group’s video description of its theme park plans, the “family friendly” trick shot destination will give fans a chance to attempt their their own real-life trick shots and play wacky sports games, such as throwing a baseball through the window of a moving car, 100-pin bowling, all-sports golf, glass-pane golf, free-throw frenzy, and more.
In addition to the many sports-related activities, the venue will also include three stories of restaurant space, a merchandise store, a Dude Perfect museum, and a two-acre outdoor space for large gatherings and events.
There will also be outdoor recreation spaces that are free with different games that families can play, as The Dallas Morning News reported.
The defining centerpiece of the venue will be a 300-ft tower, from which visitors can attempt to “shoot the impossible shot” into a basketball goal, where “a make wins you a huge prize,” the group’s video promises.
The five co-founders of DudePerfect, all Texas A&M graduates, gained notoriety seemingly overnight in 2009 after posting a YouTube video of basketball shots “heard ‘round the world,” according to their website.
The same year, they posted the “world’s longest basketball shot” at Kyle Field in College Station, The Dallas Morning News reported. Dude Perfect has almost 60 million followers on its YouTube channel, with the group posting videos weekly.
The Dudes told architect Overland Partners they want their new headquarters to focus on sports, family, and entertainment, according to The Dallas Morning News.
“A lot of what we hear from [fans] is, ‘Man, we love watching the videos together as a family,’” Toney told the newspaper. “‘We feel like we’re part of it. We feel like we’re almost part of the team.’”
“Our biggest dream yet is to bring families together in a fun-filled, memory-making destination unlike any other. A place not just to come and see, but a place to come and do,” the Dudes said in a joint statement.