TheHouston Dynamo Football Club today unveiled the winning seating design, as chosen by a fan vote, for the all-new mesh seats which will be installed throughout PNC Stadium this offseason. More than 1,500 fans voted in the three-week long contest.
The conversion to mesh seats, which is part of an extensive capital investment project that also includes the creation of an all-new East Club on that side of the stadium, is the most recent major investment made by Club owner Ted Segal across all aspects of the organization.
The new East Club features nine loge boxes, which offer individuals and companies the opportunity to entertain guests in a semi-private space with access to all of the all-inclusive benefits of the East Club. All nine of the new loge boxes have sold out, the Club also announced today. Memberships for the 2023 Houston Dynamo FC and Houston Dash seasons are available now. Fans will have the first opportunity to secure their 2023 seating location at the upcoming Select A Seat event on Thursday, Sept. 8 at PNC Stadium. Fans may RSVP for the Select A Seat event HERE.
“One of the most beautiful things about football clubs throughout the world is the sense of investment that their supporters have, not only in the on-field results but in the way their club is managed,” said the Club’s controlling owner Ted Segal. “We are guided by the fact that we are stewards of an important community asset. As such, we are striving to build that collective sense of investment within our club, and this process was an opportunity to give our fans and supporters a say in how we’re building it.”
Beginning on July 22, the Dynamo gave fans the opportunity to select their favorite design from among four options, each of which prominently featured “HOUSTON” across the east side grandstands.
The winning design, which garnered more than twice as many votes as the next-most popular option, features HOUSTON in black block letters with a silver drop-shadow over an orange background, with a randomized design of Wildcatter Orange, Space City Blue, Raven Black and Championship Silver seats – reflecting the official color palettes for both the Dynamo and the Dash – throughout the rest of the seating bowl.
The new mesh seats, produced by 4Topps and DreamSeat, are up to 30 degrees cooler than traditional stadium seats. Each of the new seats will include a cupholder and armrests, creating a significantly improved overall experience for guests at all PNC Stadium events. Seats in the new East Club will feature premium high-backed mesh seats from 4Topps.
Shortly after Segal assumed stewardship of the Club on June 22, 2021, plans were announced to convert the Supporters Section on the north end of the stadium into a Safe Standing area, and the south end of the stadium was reconfigured into a pair of all-inclusive premium seating areas branded as the Shell Energy Sports Deck and the Pitch Zone. All three of those spaces opened at the beginning of the 2022 Houston Dynamo FC season in February.
Segal has paired those capital investments with expansions of the backroom staffs for the Dynamo, Dash and Dynamo Academy, the addition of Houston Dynamo 2, enhancements to Houston Sports Park, and the signings of elite international stars for both the Dash and the Dynamo.