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Old Posted Apr 9, 2012, 7:17 AM
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What a great new civic gem Not only does it blow my mind how soccer is finally beginning to infiltrate American society, but this is an excellent new stadium in a great city. I look forward to Houston continuing to flourish.
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http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/m...ouches-on.html

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Dynamo puts finishing touches on downtown stadium
Houston Business Journal by Greg Barr, Managing Editor
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 6:35am CDT

The Houston Dynamo on Monday unveiled the finished suites and locker rooms at the new BBVA Compass Stadium, with only minor details still left to tidy up before the first home game on May 12.

The downtown stadium, on a 12-acre site near U.S. Highway 59 and Minute Maid Park, includes 33 suites in the lower bowl located less than 10 rows from the playing field. David Tagliarino, the team's senior vice president, said that only three suites have yet to be sold. Two separate party suites have been built in the stadium's southeast corner.
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Stadium opens on this Saturday for a game between Houston and DC live on the NBC Sports Network at 4:30pm eastern.
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There was a good piece in The Guardian ahead of the home opener regarding the new stadium as well as the overall impact of MLS locally, as well as across the nation.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/may/09/houston-dynamo-bbva-compass-stadium-mls?newsfeed=true
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Houston Dynamo have a new home as MLS puts down its roots

Houston Dynamo will play its first game in the new BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday, signalling the end of a journey that has taken in San Jose, a couple of MLS Cups, and a long term rental. It is a sign too of MLS's journey

Tom Dart in Houston
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Houston Dynamo's new BBVA Compass Stadium is only half-a-mile from the middle of downtown and is very orange. Photograph: Anthony Vasser/Houston Dynamo


Beckham has been good, but let us give credit to bricks. Construction is more vital than celebrity to Major League Soccer's growth and a reminder comes on Saturday afternoon as Houston Dynamo hosts DC United in the league's newest mansion.

When Montreal Impact moves into its renovated Saputo Stadium this summer, fifteen of MLS' nineteen teams will be playing in stadiums built or renovated for soccer since 1999, when the curtain came up on Columbus Crew Stadium.

In excess of $1.7 billion has been spent on these arenas, mostly through public-private funding partnerships. The Dynamo's home, a $95 million project with a 22,000 capacity, will be the third-largest soccer-specific venue and the most central.
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Old Posted May 18, 2012, 3:12 AM
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Some final pics from just before opening and of the opening game...


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I havn't been to Houston in a while, but I'll be moving there with family at the end of the month. Is the area around this stadium still horribly underdeveloped? I seem to remember Houstons south side as being mostly fields and older low rises.
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