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BBVA Compass Stadium - Houston, TX
Located in Houston, The BBVA Compass Stadium is a soccer stadium. Jointly owned by Harris County and Houston Sports Authority, the venue is home to the Houston Dynamo, the Texas Southern Tiger Football and the Houston Dash of the National Women’s Soccer League.
Over the years, the stadium has hosted several international games and has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 2018 season is now going to bring new sporting spectacles, so grab your BBVA Compass Stadium tickets if you don’t want to miss out on all the action.
BBVA Compass Stadium – The Formation
The Houston based American professional soccer club, the Houston Dynamo was formed in 2005. The team needed a home stadium and therefore initially considered three locations, Pearland, Northeast Houston and Sugar Land to construct their own playing field. However, in 2010, the team selected a 30-acre land situated at the South Rice Avenue and Westpark Drive, near the city limits of Bellaire to build their stadium.
Though the plan was initially resisted but nonetheless, the Houston City Council signed the agreement on April 7, 2010. Soon, the then general manager and president of the Houston Dynamo, Oliver Luck announced that Populous will be designing the venue. Populous is one of the biggest architectural firms in the world that has not only built three major sporting venues in Houston including, Toyota Center but has also designed many international stadia like the Wembley Stadium.
The BBVA Campus Stadium broke ground in February of 2011 and in mid-2012, the venue opened its door with a kick-off game between the Houston Dynamo and the D.C. United. The home team won 1-0.
BBVA Compass Stadium – The Features
It took $95 million to construct the BBVA Compass Stadium. The venue has a seating capacity of approximately twenty two thousand and consists of eleven hundred club seats, thirty four private suites, food court, premium club and dedicated supporters stand. In addition, it has spectator facilities which showcase the East Downtown’s industrial heritage.
The stadium is designed to host, lacrosse, football, FIFA and MLS standard international soccer and rugby games. Moreover, it currently has five official stadium partners, including Budweiser, AT&T, Papa John’s, Life Storage and BHP Billiton.
BBVA Compass Stadium – Upcoming Events
This year, you can expect to enjoy many exhilarating events at the BBVA Compass Stadium. For starters, the Houston Dynamo will be playing a series of home games at the venue against some of the top teams of the league including, the Atlanta United FC, the New England Revolution and the LA Galaxy. Plus, you will be able to watch your favorite teams, the Houston Dash and the Texas Southern Tigers compete live at the venue. So, what are you waiting for? Get your hands on BBVA Compass Stadium tickets and enjoy all the sporting events in person.