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KUHF Conversations: BBVA Compass Stadium GM Doug Hall

Posted on · On Saturday, the Houston Dynamo will play its first game in a brand-new stadium built specifically for soccer. It's called the BBVA Compass Stadium. The 22,000 seat venue was built in less than a year-and-a-half on a plot of land just east of downtown Houston. The $95 million price tag was split between the City of Houston, Harris County, and the team, with Dynamo owners picking up about two-thirds of the cost. KUHF's David Pitman dropped by to talk with stadium General Manager Doug Hall about the speed at which this stadium was completed, what the parking situation will be like — with so many venues now downtown, and to ask about the chances of the stadium earning a more user-friendly nickname.

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Dynamo & BBVA Score With Community

Posted on · This week workers are putting the finishing touches on the new home of the Houston Dynamo. The $95 million BBVA Compass stadium sits just a few blocks from the Astros home, Minute Maid Park. The new stadium is a little different than the others because of how close it is to residential neighborhoods in the East End. Officials are taking extra steps to keep those neighbors happy.

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Now Hiring Positions For New Soccer Stadium

Posted on · BBVA Compass Stadium — home of the Houston Dynamo and Texas Southern University football — will hold its inaugural job fair on Saturday. They're looking to hire a seasonal staff to help kick off the building's grand opening events.

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Workers Put Seats In New Soccer Stadium

Posted on · The Houston Dynamo is coming off a spectacular season that saw the team play in the MLS Cup — the league's equivalent of the Super Bowl. This year there's even more excitement as the team will be playing in a new $95 million stadium.

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Dynamo Gaining Ground Off The Field

Posted on · Despite their success on the field, the Houston Dynamo soccer team continues to fly under the radar, not getting the publicity garnered by the Texans, Astros, or Rockets. Today the team broke ground on a new locker room and weight training facility. The team says will be among the best in the league.

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Stadium Lease Agreement Approved

Posted on · Harris County Commissioners officially approve the lease agreement for construction of a new soccer and football stadium on the east side of downtown, a month after everyone agreed it was a good idea. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Green Light for Soccer Stadium

Posted on · The Harris County-Houston Sports Authority and the Houston Dynamo finalize an agreement for the construction of a downtown soccer stadium that the team will lease. It will also be the home for the Texas Southern University football team and a new outdoor entertainment venue for Harris County. Pat Hernandez has more.

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No More Luck with Dynamo

Posted on · The Houston Dynamo soccer team is looking for a new president and general manager. Oliver Luck is leaving the Bayou City to become athletic director at West Virginia University, his alma mater. Pat Hernandez has the story.

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An Agreement to Agree

Posted on · A plan to become a partner in the construction of a soccer stadium for the Houston Dynamo gets unanimous approval by Harris County Commissioners. The vote comes despite some opposition, but officials say the deal is unlike past stadium projects that have strapped taxpayers. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Dynamo Get Stadium Deal

Posted on · The Houston Dynamo is one step closer to building a soccer stadium. The City of Houston approved an agreement with Harris County and the Sports Authority to allow development of the new stadium to begin. Laurie Johnson reports.

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Expert: Downtown Stadium Doesn’t Mean Economic Growth

Posted on · With a deal to build a new soccer stadium in East Downtown finally mostly in place, residents and businesses already living and doing business there might expect to see some positive changes once the facility is built. But experts say economic growth isn't guaranteed unless the project is done right.

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Home for Dynamo Moves Closer

Posted on · After years in the planning, the Harris County Houston Sports Authority has voted to be a part of an effort to build a stadium for the Houston Dynamo soccer team. The municipal stadium would be shared by the city and county. The tentative agreement calls for the Dynamo to put up 60-million of the 80-million dollar cost, and the city and county to chip in the remaining 20-million. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Houston To Finally Get a Soccer Stadium

Posted on · Harris County and the City of Houston have agreed in principle on a stadium for the Houston Dynamo soccer team. The facility would be located east of downtown on land the city bought two years ago. Pat Hernandez has the story.