Appearance Guidelines
Appearance Guidelines

Houston Dynamo FC and The Houston Dash have a strong focus on Youth Enrichment, Youth Soccer, and Cancer Awareness.

Requests in these areas will be given priority consideration.

  • Requests must be received at least six (6) weeks prior to the event date.
  • Submitting an online request does NOT guarantee an appearance.
  • Incomplete or late requests will not be considered.
  • Requests must come directly from the organization, as such, third-party requests will not be considered.
  • Requests are limited to one appearance, per organization, per calendar year. An approved appearance does not guarantee annual participation.
  • If your organization is located outside of Houston, please contact the MLS team nearest you to request an appearance.

Due to the large volume of requests we receive

  • We do not commit to providing any specific player.
  • We do not commit players to appearances at personal events, such as birthday parties, private functions, etc.
  • Visits to individual schools will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please note that due to the large number of schools in the area our ability to fulfill these requests is extremely limited.
  • Player participation may not be confirmed until, as little as a day before the event, and the player appearing might be limited to an injured or suspended player.

Player/Coach Appearances:

  • Players/Coaches have limited external availability during the MLS season and even more limited availability in the off-season. Players/Coaches are not required to stay "in-market" during the off-season.
  • Players/Coaches are NOT available for appearances the day before or the day of scheduled games, game travel days, or mandated player "off days.”
  • Player/Coach appearances may require a fee as set forth in the MLS Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Player/Coach appearance requests must include a clearly defined role for players/coaches. As such, Players/Coaches will not be available for promotional or celebrity format appearances.
  • Player/Coach appearances will include an escort by a Houston Dynamo FC staff member, intern, and/or volunteer.
  • If for any reason we need to cancel an appearance due to last-minute scheduling conflicts, we will notify your organization as soon as possible.

Diesel Appearance Guidelines

  • All appearances are one (1) hour in duration from arrival to departure time. Diesel in character for a minimum of thirty (30) minutes
  • All appearance request forms must be submitted six (6) weeks prior to the event date.
  • Appearance requests must be filled out online with the Appearance Request Form
  • NO appearance may be scheduled on a game day.
  • There may not be two events scheduled on any particular day.
  • Please refer to the Dynamo schedule prior to requesting event dates.
  • Appearance locations must be limited to a maximum of one (1) hour drive time or forty (40) mile radius (both including traffic time) from BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX.
  • Specific requests may be submitted but there are no guarantees that they will be fulfilled due to other events and to limit the use of certain equipment.
  • Any changes to the original request less than two (2) days before the event may change the confirmation of certain elements for the event.
  • Parking spot(s) must be reserved for Dynamo van at your event.

Dynamo Street Team Appearance Guidelines

  • All appearances are two (2) hours in duration
  • All appearance request forms must be submitted six (6) weeks prior to event date
  • Appearance requests must be filled out online with the Appearance Request Form
  • Appearances that fall on a Gameday are accepted but only a limited number of them will be fulfilled.
  • There may not be more than two events scheduled on any particular day that have overlapping hours.
  • Please refer to the Dynamo schedule (we can post schedule link here)prior to requesting event dates.
  • Appearance locations must be limited to a maximum of one (1) hour drive time or forty (40) mile radius (both including traffic time) from BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX.
  • Specific requests may be submitted but there are no guarantees that they will be fulfilled due to other events and to limit the use of certain equipment.
  • Any changes to the original request less than two (2) days before the event may change the confirmation of certain elements for the event.
  • Parking spot(s) must be reserved for Dynamo van at your event.

HNEXT STEP:

Click here to fill out the appearance request form.

Once your request has been reviewed, you will be contacted via email by a member of the Dynamo front office regarding the status of your request. Due to the volume of requests, please allow two weeks for a response.

Appearance fees will be included excluding charity-related requests. We will contact you if your event requires an appearance fee.

Thank you for your interest in making the Houston Dynamo part of your event!

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