Soccer Stadium Update: Houston

It has been a while since we looked at stadium construction around the league, but today, Houston’s rising downtown digs is the sole edifice in our sights. Officially, the Dynamo’s new home is called BBVA Compass Stadium.  The 22,000 seat stadium will host its first Dynamo match on May 12, 2012.  The stadium will be shared with Texas Southern Football and other local events.  Total cost of the projected stadium is expected to be about $95 million with the Dynamo ownership (primarily AEG and Golden Boy Promotions) funding about $60 million.

The stadium includes 33 suites in close proximity to the field and 2 party suites.  Construction is moving along nicely.  Those standing on the grass field will have the opportunity to look at 75 foot canopies hanging over the stands.  The downtown stadium is part of a stadium district that includes facilities for a number of Houston’s sports teams.

The team recently started the process of installing orange clad seats in the new stadium.  For those interested in following the pace of construction, there is a great stadium webcam that fans can follow here.  Season tickets start at $250 per seat in the team Supporter’s Section.  The VIP Club seats start at $1825 for the season.  The team is offering 10 different price points for season tickets with highest number of seats going for $400 per ticket.  The pricing list can be found here. The team is also offering partial season ticket plans for 5 or 10 games.

Finally, the Dynamo are the latest team to offer the virtual venue feature that allows fans to view their seats and the field view.  To examine that feature, click here.