where will they play?

Discussion in 'Houston Dynamo' started by dfffd61, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. dfffd61

    dfffd61 New Member

    May 30, 2005
    Lubbock
    Well, where?

    I like the idea of renovating the astrodome into a soccer stadium. I think they could gut the inside and make it seat only around 25k with a lot of boxes. All the problems that the other sports teams had (small concourse, not enough room for boxes) would not be a problem with the smaller capacity.
     
  2. GersMan

    GersMan Member

    May 11, 2000
    Indianapolis
    is Rice Stadium possible for the first year?
     
  3. truthandlife

    truthandlife Member

    Jul 28, 2003
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    I heard that it looks like they will be playing in Robertson Stadium. I know this isn't the best stadium in the world location wise but it is A GREAT SOCCER STADIUM! I have watched 2 games there. I watched the U20 National Team there and then I watched the LA Galaxy there. Alexi Lalas played in the stadium and he thinks it is a great stadium for soccer. He said it reminds him of the European stadiums.
     
  4. F.C.D.

    F.C.D. New Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Dallas
    I think that if they are moving to Houston then there has to be someone interested in building a stadium there. Otherwise they would have just stayed in San Jose where there is at least the possibility of building. So I would think that they are looking at a low cost temporary home.

    Is there any Southlake (new, nice High School stadium) options out there?
     
  5. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Given the districts of the Houston City Council members and the precinct of the Harris County Commissioners Court judge that will be at the present at the presentation at City Hall tomorrow, I'd say that Robertson Stadium is looking like a decent bet.
     
  6. cowboypb

    cowboypb Member

    Dec 15, 2005
    The Bayou City
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Cy-Fair ISD Richard Berry complex, just now in final stages of completion. It was mentioned as a possible. However, I am pretty sure it does not have the capacity of UH's Robertson, though it will compare very favorably to some college stadiums.
     
  7. fireman451

    fireman451 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2002
    The Midwest
    Club:
    --other--
    Robertson is the best option.

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  8. G Enriquez

    G Enriquez Member+

    Apr 1, 2002
    Tampa
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is a great stadium.

    I saw the Women's national team play there
    against Mexico on TV about six or seven years ago.

    If the Quakes play there,it will take some
    of the sting of the move away.
     
  9. truthandlife

    truthandlife Member

    Jul 28, 2003
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo

    Robertson is a great option. They will have to spruce up the concession stands and improve logistics on parking but I am sure MLS is doing some improvements to the stadium. I live on the NW side where the new Cy-Fair Stadium is being built but this is fieldturf and it would be sickening to see football lines. I hope it is at Robertson until they build the SS stadium.

    It would be great to see Reliant Stadium host an MLS Cup.

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  10. truthandlife

    truthandlife Member

    Jul 28, 2003
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Channel 2 just did an small snipet from Oliver Luck (CEO of the Houston Sports Authority) said they will be playing at Robertson Stadium.
     
  11. yellowbismark

    yellowbismark Member+

    Nov 7, 2000
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Club Tijuana
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    how accessible is Robertson Stadium to the Houston metropolitan area?
     
  12. DaeHaMinGuk

    DaeHaMinGuk Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    Tha dirty Souf Korea
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Just outside of downtown.
     
  13. truthandlife

    truthandlife Member

    Jul 28, 2003
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    There is downtown in the background

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    Directions to this building from
    I-45 South
    (downtown)
    - Exit Cullen
    - Turn Right on Cullen
    - Turn Right at Holman
    - Stadium is on your left
     
  14. maturin

    maturin Member

    Jun 8, 2004
    I could dig, but in the mess that is the Houston/San Jose forum amalgam, it might be hard to find. So in my laziness, I'll just ask you folks:

    Why not Reliant Stadium for the first couple of years?
     
  15. anderson

    anderson Member+

    Feb 28, 2002
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It apparently costs about $200,000 per game to use Reliant.
     
  16. truthandlife

    truthandlife Member

    Jul 28, 2003
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Too expensive to operate.
    60,000 seat stadium would look awful. Not intimate enough.
    Bob McNair (Texans owner) only interested in big international games. He was toying with buying a franchise but passed it up.

    Robertson is still pretty big but 32,000 is better that 60K. Lalas played in it a few years back and loved Robertson. He said it reminded him of some of the European stadiums.
     
  17. CK

    CK Member

    Jul 11, 2005
    Southeast
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Stadium looks nice. I look forward to being there in the near future.
     
  18. anderson

    anderson Member+

    Feb 28, 2002
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    More on Robertson:

    Fútbol time in Houston - Houston Chronicle

     
  19. Eliezar

    Eliezar Member+

    Jan 27, 2002
    Houston
    Club:
    12 de Octubre
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Playing in Reliant would be horrible. I may not be able to make many games at a smaller location, but if they were to play on a field turf field with football lines the number of games I would go to would approach 0. So Robertson is okay although about 10k seats too many.
     
  20. CK

    CK Member

    Jul 11, 2005
    Southeast
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I guess they'll just be doing what Birmingham does when the Nat's head to town: fill up the side opposite of the camera and behind the goal, while keeping one side completely empty. Unless, however, we sell out the games :D .
     
  21. regulator

    regulator Member

    Apr 25, 2004
    New Jersey
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i think the revs do this as well
     
  22. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What's the parking situation like at Robertson Stadium?

    Is there enough parking on campus -- my recollection is that the neighborhood around U of H isn't so hot.
     
  23. DPG0wnz redded

    DPG0wnz redded Red Card

    Aug 9, 2005
    Houston
    The neighborhood is rather ghetto. I wouldn't go to a night game alone in that area. :(
     
  24. F.C.D.

    F.C.D. New Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Dallas
    Two important questions if they play at Robertson:

    1) From the picture above it appears that the field would be no wider than Spartan Stadium.

    2) If it is at a college stadium, will there be beer sales? Have to have beer sales, right?
     
  25. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    All of them
    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looks like a nice stadium. I hope it works out for you, considering you'll have SJ's players, it can't be that bad of a team.

    Where is the rumored SSS going to be built?
    Any theories?
     

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