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Where do the Houston Dynamo FC play their home games?
The Houston Dynamo FC play their home games at Shell Energy Stadium.
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Houston Dynamo Team History
The Houston Dynamo are a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise that has won two MLS Cups as well as the U.S. Open Cup in 2018. The team was founded in 2005 after the San Jose Earthquakes relocated to Texas. The main rival of the Houston Dynamo is FC Dallas, and the two teams compete in the Texas Derby. The Dynamo had a very successful inaugural season and second season, as they won the MLS Cup over the the New England Revolution in both 2006 and 2007. In 2011, the Dynamo were realigned to the Eastern Conference, and in their first year in the East, they reached their third MLS Cup final, but were defeated by the Los Angeles Galaxy. In 2012, the Dynamo moved into BBVA Stadium. The new home proved to be a good fit for the team, as during the 2012 season, the Houston Dynamo were undefeated at home. They reached the MLS Cup Final for the fourth time, but were defeated in a rematch with the Los Angeles Galaxy. In 2015, the team moved back to the Western Conference. In 2018, the Dynamo won the first U.S. Open Cup in franchise history, defeating the Philadelphia Union to qualify for the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League. The Dynamo lost to Tigres UANL from Liga MX in the quarterfinals. In November 2020, the Dynamo unveiled their new brand identity and they are now known officially as the Houston Dynamo Football Club.
Where Do The Houston Dynamo Play Their Home Games?
From 2006-2011, the Houston Dynamo played in the University of Houston’s Robertson stadium, which had a capacity of 32,000 fans. In the 2012 season, the Dynamo moved into BBVA Stadium, which has been the home of the Houston Dynamo since. The stadium is located in East Downtown Houston near two other Houston sports venues, Minute Maid Park and the Toyota Center. The stadium has a capacity of 22,039. Its exterior consists of a metal mesh design that is meant to recall the industrial nature of its East Downtown home.
How To Get To A Houston Dynamo Game
BBVA stadium is accessible via the METRORail light rail, with a dedicated stop at EaDo/Stadium, served by both the Green and Purple lines. Ample parking is also within walking distance to BBVA stadium. Gates to enter BBVA stadium are located in the northeast, northwest, southeast, and southwest corners of the stadium.
When Do Gates Open For A Houston Dynamo Game?
Gates open 90 minutes before scheduled game start.
What Food and Drink Options Are Available At A Houston Dynamo Game?
BBVA is located in the trendy EaDo district of downtown Houston. There are many great restaurants and bars as well as craft breweries to enjoy. The Houston Dynamo have invested in the concessions experience in recent years. In 2017, they opened the Taste of EaDo on the stadium’s south concourse, which featured the addition of locally-inspired food concepts and drinks from craft breweries.
What is the game day experience like for a Houston Dynamo Game?
The Dynamo have a dedicated supporters section in the north end of the stadium. El Batallón and Texian Army are two original supporter groups, and new groups have emerged in recent years. Each group has its own traditions and brings energy to the gameday experience. Ahead of the 2019 season, the Dynamo introduced a new cannon that is fired before kickoff and after every Dynamo goal, as well as at the final whistle when the Dynamo win. In addition, the Dynamo added effects behind each goal that shoot pillars of white smoke into the air anytime the Dynamo score.
Houston Dynamo Promotion and Event Nights
The Houston Dynamo typically schedule several fan giveaways and entertaining theme nights throughout the season. In 2019, the team introduced their very popular (713) Nights for select games, which feature $7 tickets, $1 hot dogs, and $3 beers. The Dynamo also offer a membership club called Houston Dynamo 365, which gives fans additional access to exclusive benefits.
Houston Dynamo All-Time Greats
The Dynamo have had great players in their history who have led them to their championships. Brian Ching played for the Houston Dynamo for 11 seasons. He led the team to MLS Cup Championships in 2006 and 2007. Ching famously scored four goals in the first game ever played by the Houston Dynamo on April 2, 2006. A six-time MLS All-Star, Ching won the 2006 MLS Cup MVP and retired as the Dynamo’s All-Time leading goal scorer with 56. Dwayne De Rosario played for the Dynamo from 2006-2008 and was an MLS All-Star each year. He was a key member of the 2006 and 2007 championship teams, and he scored 24 goals over his time with the club. He is the 9th leading goal scorer in MLS history. Brad Davis was a midfielder who played with the Dynamo from 2006-2015. He was a five-time MLS All-Star for the Dynamo and has the most assists in Dynamo history, and the 3rd most assists in the MLS all-time. Davis was a member of the 2006 and 2007 MLS Cup Championship teams.
Houston Dynamo Current Star Players
While the Dynamo have hit a rough patch in recent seasons, they do have some talent to watch. Darwin Quintero was acquired from Minnesota United after the 2019 season. He had a strong debut season for the Dynamo, scoring 7 goals and notching 10 assists, which were tied for most in MLS. Memo Rodriguez is a homegrown player for the Dynamo and scored 5 goals in in the 2020 season. He was the Dynamo Young Player of the Year in 2019.