Houston Dynamo Football Club announced a multi-phase renovation of BBVA Stadium that will feature a safe-standing section for Club supporters.
“As we recently saw with the announcement of new ownership and our return to full capacity, we have unquestionable momentum as an organization. Today’s announcement further adds to the momentum around the Club and we are ecstatic to see the continued evolution of BBVA Stadium later this fall,” President of Houston Dynamo Football Club, John Walker said. “BBVA Stadium is a premier venue and these new spaces will capture the identity of the city, its diversity, its energy and a unique ability to bring everyone together.”
The safe standing section will allow 1,200 supporters to consume the north end of the venue for all Dynamo and Dash matches. The project was developed in collaboration with the Hustle Town Supporters Group, which includes El Batallon, the Texian Army, the Surge, Bandera Negra, and Bayou City Republic.
“The Club is excited to create this enhanced environment for Hustle Town Supporters, which will amplify their energy and have an even greater impact on the team and all fans at BBVA Stadium,” Chief Revenue Officer, Dionna Widder said. “The transformation of both ends will create a unique and diversified experience for fans to add to the electric environment at BBVA Stadium.”
The safe-standing section will serve as a centerpiece of BBVA Stadium and continue a growing trend among soccer-specific venues in the United States to offer supporters a designated space to stand for the full 90 minutes. Four MLS venues added a safe standing space to their venue in 2021 and construction will begin shortly after the conclusion of the 2021 MLS and NWSL seasons.
The renovations include two premium spaces in the south end of the venue that will offer an elevated fan experience on match day beginning in 2022. The Sports Deck, located in the upper south endline and the Pitch Zone, located in the south endline, will offer members an all-inclusive food and beverage experience, parking benefits, and event tickets to all regular season Dynamo and Dash matches.