There is a new sports venue on the horizon in Houston, Texas. The Houston Chronicle reports that the owner of the Houston Dynamo, AEG, is in the final stages of negotiates to build a soccer only stadium. AEG is still negotiating the logistics of the deal with the City of Houston, but both sides remain optimistic.
If built, the new soccer stadium would be an open-air venue with a capacity of approximately 22,000. The Houston Dynamo soccer team would use the facility for their MLS home games. But it would also be an ideal facility for many of the other soccer matches that have been played in Houston recently. Exhibition matches that feature teams from Mexico, like Club America. And possibly some smaller International matches could be played at the Houston stadium.
So it’s great news if you are a soccer fan in Houston. Because the new stadium is going to provide a shot in the arm for soccer in that city.
The cost of the stadium is reported to be around $70 Million. The location of it would be downtown, with a practice facility and public soccer fields just a few miles away.