In recent news, Jerry Jones’ Blue Star Land has won a contract to develop a new distribution center in a Waxahachie business park. The 600,000-square-foot warehouse will be constructed along Interstate 35E and Route 287 in Ellis County and will serve as an e-commerce fulfillment center for Fanatics, a Florida-based sporting goods retailer. Expected to open in 2025, the building will employ up to 250 people.
Describing his excitement about Fanatics’ new facility, Waxahachie Mayor David Hill emphasized that the city’s growing economy has fostered an enthusiastic community, and he believes that the shipping hub will be an essential asset. Jones hopes to use the prime site, which he purchased in 2021, to develop a mixed-use project that includes residential, industrial, e-commerce, retail, and commercial properties.
Fanatics, which recently acquired Irving-based sports trading card company Panini America, offers a wide range of sports team apparel and collectibles at over 2,000 retail stores and online. Waxahachie officials expect the development to be a strategic asset in the city’s growing economy, and construction is expected to begin later this year.