Had the chance to speak with Mike Hitchcock for quite a bit at the FCD Christmas Party and got some interesting news/info: 1) FC Dallas will have their home opener televised on ABC, beating out a bid from the LA Galaxy. 2) FCD and LA have both put in bids to host MLS Cup 2006. No mention of Chicago, so apparently the Fire did not bid on the game. 3) FCD has a bid in to host the Mexico v Ghana friendly at Pizza Hut Park. FCD also has a bid in to host a USMNT friendly in February. 4) The concrete walls and stage area will be painted for next season! 5) FCD will host 8 big concerts at Pizza Hut Park in 2006. Both rock groups and country & western singers will perform. Unfortunately, Hitch wouldn't say who've they've booked , but he said the goal was to fill all 28,000 seats. 6) FCD has struck a deal with the City of Frisco to host their 4th of July celebration. Included will be an FCD game, fireworks, and a post-game concert featuring some fairly big-name acts (Hitch mentioned the group "America" as the type of band who might perform) 7) The fate of San Jose will be announced tomorrow (Thursday) or on Friday. 8) Hunt Sports Group is one of the 3 groups interested in operating the Wizards in KC should they get the stadium deal done.