After five years of negotiations, BBVA Stadium, Houston’s newest downtown stadium, finally celebrated its groundbreaking on February 5, 2011. When the 22,000-seat venue opened in mid-2012, the players, coaches, employees, and fans finally had a home to call their own.
The stadium was designed by Populous, the architecture firm behind new Yankee Stadium in New York, as an iconic piece of architecture that echoes both the rich industrial heritage of the urban East Downtown site and the Dynamo’s aspirations to be an elite brand in North American soccer.
The stadium is located closer to downtown than any other American Major League Soccer stadium, while its clear sightlines and intimate setting make it unique among Houston stadiums. Combine those factors with the passion of Houston soccer fans and the “forever orange” colors of the Dynamo, and gameday at BBVA Stadium is like no other.