Pre-Game Thread: Houston vs. Colorado 04/02

Discussion in 'Houston Dynamo' started by CK, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. CK

    CK Member

    Jul 11, 2005
    Southeast
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just by process of elimination, it seems our first game will be against the Colorado Rapids. This has not been confirmed yet.

    This quote is from the news and analysis forum.


    I would assume that the game would be played in Robertson Stadium. It is only logical that MLS tries to establish a solid fan base in Houston by playing the first game there. Also, I'm guessing the game will be on Saturday. I don't remember there ever being 3 games on a Sunday.

    I know opening day is a tad over 100 days away, but I guess the pregame talk can start whenever.
     
  2. anderson

    anderson Member+

    Feb 28, 2002
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Match 1: Houston vs. Colorado

    I remember going to that cold and rainy Rapids v RSL pre-season game in LaPorte. There were actually some people walking around with Rapids gear.
     
  3. yanks02

    yanks02 New Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    Houston
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Match 1: Houston vs. Colorado

    Yup, there were quite a few Rapids fans that I remember.
     
  4. cristoforo7

    cristoforo7 New Member

    May 14, 2003
    Re: Match 1: Houston vs. Colorado

    Assuming the Fieldturf installation is complete as well as any other stadium modifications being made. If not, the game will be in Denver.
     
  5. fordfjord

    fordfjord Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    Houston, Texas
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Match 1: Houston vs. Colorado

    I wish I could have gone to that game - I was working out of town that day...
    Fieldturf installation has to be done before the first game? I only ask out of curiousity...
     
  6. Danwoods

    Danwoods Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Bertram, TX, US
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Match 1: Houston vs. Colorado

    Sorry if my questions have been answered elsewhere but I haven't seen what I'm looking for. Where is the information on season tickets? MLSnet has a place to put a deposit down but I didn't see prices, packages, etc.

    Does anyone know if tailgating is allowed? Has an area been set up yet?

    Is beer sold at the stadium? Please don't let this be South Lake all over again.

    I've got a lot of soccer friends and think it would be a great idea to have a blow out tailgate party before the first game.
     
  7. cristoforo7

    cristoforo7 New Member

    May 14, 2003
    Re: Match 1: Houston vs. Colorado

    Well, either that or wait until next year, i.e. after completion of the last U. of H. college football home game of 2006.
     
  8. fordfjord

    fordfjord Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    Houston, Texas
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Match 1: Houston vs. Colorado

    I figured time would be a little short right now, so yes, next year. But, hey, that's cool - I'll be there for the first (of many) games!
     
  9. fireman451

    fireman451 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2002
    The Midwest
    Club:
    --other--
    Re: Match 1: Houston vs. Colorado


    Is there tailgating? Yes. Tents, covers, BBQ pits, beer, booze all acceptable. They do it for all the home football games.

    Beer sold in the stadium? Ys. Beer is sold in the stadium during games. Budweiser is one on the old time sponsors of international friendlies there (there's an AB Brewery in east Houston).
     
  10. anderson

    anderson Member+

    Feb 28, 2002
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Match 1: Houston vs. Colorado

    If they get the order to FieldTurf quickly, an installation by April shouldn't be much of a problem. According to this report about the FieldTurf installation at Giants Stadium, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority announced its decision to go with FieldTurf in late February. The Metros opened on April 12 and, IIRC, the new FieldTurf surface was ready.

    That's what they've got for now. You just make your deposits. The site says that a ticket rep will contact you later about details.
     
  11. cristoforo7

    cristoforo7 New Member

    May 14, 2003
    Re: Match 1: Houston vs. Colorado

    I am sure getting the Fieldturf materials will not be a problem. The trick, if any, will be finding and agreeing to terms with a contractor who knows how to properly install Fieldturf--the contract for which installation, I assume, will have to follow proper U. of H. procedures (board approval via executive session, etc.)
     
  12. anderson

    anderson Member+

    Feb 28, 2002
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Match 1: Houston vs. Colorado

    I'm sure we can hire some of the New Jersey...uh...err...construction industry consultants...who were able to make sure they got everything done there in a little more than a month. ;)
     
  13. CK

    CK Member

    Jul 11, 2005
    Southeast
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Match 1: Houston vs. Colorado

    I'm glad to see there's tailgating. Can't wait for that.

    How hard is it to finda good place to park around Robertson Stadium? Could we park on the University of Houston's Campus, or would that most likely be full?
     
  14. fireman451

    fireman451 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2002
    The Midwest
    Club:
    --other--
    Re: Match 1: Houston vs. Colorado


    The stadium parking is also campus parking. For Wednesday night games, I'm sure they'll rope off the lot as students leave. On weekends, the stadium lot should be pretty wide open.

    Here's the campus map website - http://www.uh.edu/cgi-bin/campusmap There's a map on this webpage; however, you can open either one of the "pdf" files on the website for more detail (so you can read the map key!).

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  15. anderson

    anderson Member+

    Feb 28, 2002
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Match 1: Houston vs. Colorado

    When there's a big crowd at Robertson, the stadium lot gets full pretty fast. I'd imagine that season ticket holders would have some sort of priority on parking in that lot.

    Fortunately, some additional large lots are located at the corner of Cullen and Elgin, and that's where I usually park when I go to events at the UH sports complex. I've never had problems finding parking in those lots.

    Here's a satellite image that shows where Robertson is located on the UH campus (stadium in the lower left next to the new lot marked "1").

    The thing a few hundred yards away in the upper right that looks like a freeway is I-45.

    The street that runs on the eastern side of Robertson is Cullen and the street that runs along the northern end of the baseball stadium (Cougar Field) is Elgin (Westheimer). You can see the lot on Cullen just across the street from Cougar Field, and another just north of it.

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  16. CCTX SoccerFreak

    CCTX SoccerFreak New Member

    Jan 5, 2005
    Corpus Christi,TX
    Re: Match 1: Houston vs. Colorado

    Awesome map! Thanks Anderson!
     
  17. CK

    CK Member

    Jul 11, 2005
    Southeast
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Match 1: Houston vs. Colorado

    Thanks to both of y'all. Thaat's one less thing I need to figure out when headint to the games.
     
  18. CK

    CK Member

    Jul 11, 2005
    Southeast
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. bford

    bford Member

    Houston Dynamo, Everton, USMNT
    Nov 30, 2004
    Houston, Texas
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Match 1: Houston vs. Colorado

    Also, no worries about field turf for now!

    rock

    bford
     
  20. yanks02

    yanks02 New Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    Houston
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Match 1: Houston vs. Colorado

    It says 6:30 here.
     
  21. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Re: Match 1: Houston vs. Colorado

    7:30 ET on the MLS schedule.

    6:30 CT on the Houston 1836 schedule.

    Your time may vary.
     
  22. yanks02

    yanks02 New Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    Houston
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Match 1: Houston vs. Colorado

    That's what I meant. The schedule he linked to says 6:30.

    I just didn't want other people to not click the link and think 7:30.
     
  23. CK

    CK Member

    Jul 11, 2005
    Southeast
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Match 1: Houston vs. Colorado

    Yeah, sorry about that typo there.
     
  24. anderson

    anderson Member+

    Feb 28, 2002
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  25. zolafan

    zolafan Member

    Aug 10, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Match 1: Houston vs. Colorado

    And note that they have fixed the orange letters to white on their big logo. I wonder if they took those pics at their offices downtown. I seldom watch the local news, did this photo op w/Hedrick get on any local 10 pm sports segements? (Plus, I was watching my Bruins stomp U of A for the THIRD TIME this season in the Pac-10 semis!)
     

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