- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On March 7, 2013
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- FC Dallas Stadium
One of the biggest complaints I hear from folks in the Dallas market about FC Dallas Stadium is the lack of shade. Sure if you sit on the west side of the stadium, most nights you are covered in some respects. But the south and east gates put you squarely in the sunlight and on hot summer days, that can be a pain.
Believe it or not Dallas actually had plans to have some cover over the stands back when the stadium was in development stages. Somehow the money didn’t get raised for it or it just got scrapped from the plans. But now Dan Hunt, the new face of the front office in Dallas is wanting to make some changes, the biggest potentially being a roof over some fans heads.
“We talk about player sales and some of the initiative is to spend the money back within the organization not for you just to pocket,” said Hunt. “I would love for this to happen. I’ve already made the pitch to my family and they’ve said let’s see where we come out on player transfers, but I want to constantly improve the stadium. My father did such a good job at taking care of our stadiums. This stadium still looks like it’s brand new, it really does. I would like to add a roof structure to some part of the stadium and I’ve made the pitch for our fans to my family and they’ve said we will consider it as we look at transfers and how we do revenue wise.”
Hunt sat down with my pal Daniel Robertson for a big interview for MLSSoccer.com. You can read that interview here but I urge you to head over to BigDSoccer.com for a extra comments from that interview in a two piece segment.
Dallas had some ugly marks during the offseason with the Doug Quinn mess. But with Hunt clearly more involved in this club, nothing but good seems to be coming of it. The club secured a big local TV deal with Time Warner Sports and are said to be doing very well at the gate thanks to an expanded seating section in the club’s Beer Garden.
A roof over the stadium sounds like a long ways out but I know this club has serious plans for the next ten years. With Frisco and the surrounding area growing as rapidly is it is, don’t be shocked to see this stadium get a facelift before 2020.