Dynamo Getting More Stadium Help

Dynamo Getting More Stadium Help

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 23, 2008
  • 2 Comments

More good news out of Houston for the Dynamo and their hope to land a stadium in the downtown area. Texas Southern University expressed interest in playing its home games in the proposed facility which will help boost the likelihood of getting a deal worked out soon.

The Orange and the City of Houston are in the middle of negotiations on the stadium project that would cost an estimated $110 million. That dollar figure includes the land which the city has already purchased for around $15 million.

The Dynamo would like to be in their new facility in time for the 2010 season. My bet is that they will hope to get this situation finalized and break ground within a couple months if they really plan on getting it ready by 2010.

Dynamo officials and its ownership have said if a stadium deal cannot be worked out with the City of Houston they would look at other options in the Houston area.

While this may not be the greatest news to some, it does mean the Dynamo really aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Getting the support from outsides sources to help the stadium process is key. It likely will mean more revenue once the stadium is complete.

I don’t know if this means that TSU would help fit the bill in building the stadium or if they just want to play there. But, yes this means football lines on the field. Which as we all know, it sucks to see.

But if it means this is a home for the Dynamo and they are making money in the process then I may be alright with it. My bet is TSU just wants to play there and won’t be getting control of the stadium. Hell, AEG is in this project so we know they won’t allow someone else to make money off the place unless they are too.

  • Martek

    Drew, I think you're right that TSU will not be an ownership player in this deal. However, how ironic will it be to have an American college football team paying the local MLS side rent to use a stadium? Talk about turning tables!!

  • Drew, I think you’re right that TSU will not be an ownership player in this deal. However, how ironic will it be to have an American college football team paying the local MLS side rent to use a stadium? Talk about turning tables!!