Houston Dynamo’s digs rejig ode to fans


Houston Dynamo announces safe standing Image: Houston Dynamo FC

The Major League Soccer (MLS) team Houston Dynamo Football Club (US) announced on July 15th a multiphase renovation of its home venue – the BBVA Stadium – that will feature a safe-standing section for club supporters.

The ‘Houston Dynamo FC’ quoted the President of Houston Dynamo Football Club, John Walker, as stating, “As we recently saw with the announcement of new ownership and our return to full capacity, we have unquestionable momentum as an organization. Today’s (read July 15th) announcement further adds to the momentum around the club and we are ecstatic to see the continued evolution of the BBVA Stadium later this Fall. The BBVA Stadium is a premier venue and these new spaces will capture the identity of the City, its diversity, its energy, and a unique ability to bring everyone together.”

Houston Dynamo FC is an American professional soccer club based in Houston, Texas (US). The Dynamo competes in Major League Soccer (MLS) as a member of the Western Conference.

The 22,039-capacity BBVA Stadium is an American multipurpose stadium located in Houston, Texas that is home to the Houston Dynamo FC, a Major League Soccer club, the Houston Dash of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and to the Texas Southern Tigers college football team of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

The ‘Houston Dynamo FC’ further stated that the safe standing section will allow 1,200 supporters to consume the North end of the venue for all Dynamo and Dash matches. The project was developed in tandem with the Hustle Town Supporters Group, which includes El Batallón, the Texian Army, the Surge, Bandera Negra, and Bayou City Republic – all supporters’ group of Houston Dynamo.

Maintained the Chief Revenue Officer, Dionna Widder, “The club is excited to create this enhanced environment for Hustle Town Supporters, which will amplify their energy and have an even greater impact on the team and all fans at BBVA Stadium. The transformation of both ends will create a unique and diversified experience for fans to add to the electric environment at BBVA Stadium.”

The safe-standing section will serve as a centerpiece of BBVA Stadium and continue a growing trend among soccer-specific venues in the United States to offer supporters a designated space to stand for the full 90 minutes of the game. Four MLS venues added a safe standing space to their venue in 2021 and construction will begin shortly after the conclusion of the 2021 MLS and NWSL seasons.

The Major League Soccer (MLS) is a men’s professional soccer league sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation, which represents the sport’s highest level in the United States and Canada. The league comprises 27 teams – 24 in the US and 3 in Canada – and plans to expand to 30 teams by the 2023 season.

The 2021 MLS season started on April 16th and will end on November 7th.

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) is a professional women’s soccer league at the top of the United States league system. It is owned by the teams and, until 2020, was under a management contract with the United States Soccer Federation.

The 2021 NWSL season began on May 15th and will conclude on October 31st.

The renovations include two premium spaces in the South end of the venue that will offer an elevated fan experience on matchday beginning in 2022. The Sports Deck, located in the upper South endline, and the Pitch Zone, located in the south endline, will offer members an all-inclusive food and beverage experience, parking benefits and event tickets to all regular season Dynamo and Dash matches.

Fans can preview the Pitch Zone and Sports Deck beginning on August 2nd by scheduling an appointment. Current season ticket members will have an exclusive window to preview the new premium spaces beginning on July 21st.

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