Toyota Stadium (Texas)

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Toyota Stadium
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Toyota Stadium
Location in Texas
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Toyota Stadium
Location in the United States
Former namesFrisco Soccer & Entertainment Complex (2004–2005)
Pizza Hut Park (2005–2012)
FC Dallas Stadium (2012–2013)
Address9200 World Cup Way, Ste 202
Location Frisco, Texas
Coordinates 33°9′16″N96°50′7″W / 33.15444°N 96.83528°W / 33.15444; -96.83528 Coordinates: 33°9′16″N96°50′7″W / 33.15444°N 96.83528°W / 33.15444; -96.83528
Owner Frisco, Texas
OperatorFrisco Soccer, LP
Capacity 20,500 [1]
Field size117 by 74 yards (107 m × 68 m)
Surface Tifway 419 Bermuda Grass
Construction
Broke groundFebruary 18, 2004
OpenedAugust 6, 2005
Construction cost$80 million
($103 million in 2018 dollars [2] )
Architect HKS, Inc.
General contractorLee Lewis Construction, Inc. [3]
Tenants
FC Dallas (MLS) (2005–present)
Frisco ISD football (2005–present)
Frisco Bowl (NCAA) (2017–present)
National Soccer Hall of Fame (2018–present)
North Texas SC (USL1) (2019–future)

Toyota Stadium is a soccer-specific stadium with a 20,500-seat capacity, built and owned by the city of Frisco, Texas. Its primary tenants are Major League Soccer (MLS) team FC Dallas, which relocated from the Cotton Bowl in central Dallas, and Frisco Independent School District high school football games. It is also the future home of the National Soccer Hall of Fame with opening ceremony occurring in winter 2018. [4]

Soccer-specific stadium

Soccer-specific stadium is a term used mainly in the United States and Canada to refer to a sports stadium either purpose-built or fundamentally redesigned for soccer and whose primary function is to host soccer matches, as opposed to a multipurpose stadium which is for a variety of sports. A soccer-specific stadium may host other sporting events and concerts, but the design and purpose of a soccer-specific stadium is primarily for soccer. Some facilities have a permanent stage at one end of the stadium used for staging concerts.

Frisco, Texas City in Texas, United States

Frisco is a city in Collin and Denton counties in Texas. It is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, and is approximately 25 miles (40 km) from both Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Texas State of the United States of America

Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the southeast.

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History

The stadium, which is located in Frisco, Texas, cost approximately $80 million and opened on August 6, 2005, with a match between FC Dallas and the MetroStars, which ended in a 2–2 draw. When first designed, the stadium's original seating capacity was 20,500 in a U-shaped design with one end of the stadium having a permanent stage for hosting concerts. Like many of the soccer-specific stadiums being built around the country, it is expected that the stadium will make a significant amount of revenue by hosting mid-sized concerts, as well as various other sporting events, such as high-school football games. The stadium includes 18 luxury suites as well as a private 6,000-square-foot (560 m2) stadium club.

New York Red Bulls American soccer team

The New York Red Bulls are an American professional soccer club based in Harrison, New Jersey. The Red Bulls compete as a member of the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS). The club was established in October 1994 and began play in the league's inaugural season in 1996 as the New York/New Jersey MetroStars. In 2006, the team was sold to Red Bull GmbH and re-branded as part of the company's global network of football clubs, leading to the team's current name.

Seating capacity number of people who can be seated in a specific space, in terms of both the physical space available, and limitations set by law

Seating capacity is the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, in terms of both the physical space available, and limitations set by law. Seating capacity can be used in the description of anything ranging from an automobile that seats two to a stadium that seats hundreds of thousands of people. The largest sporting venue in the world, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has a permanent seating capacity for more than 235,000 people and infield seating that raises capacity to an approximate 400,000.

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

The stadium played host to the 2005 MLS Cup final, seeing the LA Galaxy defeat the New England Revolution 1–0 in overtime for their second MLS Cup. It was also selected to host the 2006 MLS Cup, which ended 1–1 after overtime with the Houston Dynamo defeating the New England Revolution 4–3 on penalty kicks. In 2016, FC Dallas hosted and won the U.S. Open Cup Final, also against the Revolution.

MLS Cup 2005

MLS Cup 2005 was the 10th edition of the MLS Cup, the championship match of Major League Soccer (MLS). The match took place on November 13, 2005, at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas, near Dallas, and was contested between the New England Revolution and the Los Angeles Galaxy. It was a rematch of MLS Cup 2002 and ended in a repeat victory for Los Angeles, who won 1–0 on a goal scored by Guillermo Ramírez in extra time.

LA Galaxy American soccer team

The LA Galaxy, also known as the Los Angeles Galaxy, is an American professional soccer franchise based in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, California, that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS), as a member of the Western Conference. The club began play in 1996 as one of the league's eight charter members.

New England Revolution soccer club in the United States

The New England Revolution is an American professional soccer club based in the Greater Boston area that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS), in the Eastern Conference of the league. It is one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its inaugural season.

Complex

The complex also has an additional 17 regulation size, stadium-quality soccer fields (both grass and artificial turf) outside the main stadium. These fields are used for practice by FC Dallas, matches for the FC Dallas reserve squad, and for hosting soccer tournaments. Youth tournaments that have made use of the complex include Dallas Cup, Olympic Development Program National Championships, Generation adidas Cup, [5] and the USYSA National Championships.

The Dr Pepper Dallas Cup, commonly known as the Dallas Cup, is an annual international football tournament for invited youth teams. The tournament was established in 1980 and is held in Dallas, Texas, with FC Dallas serving as its host club. Venues used for the tournament include the Cotton Bowl and Toyota Stadium. The Cup has tournaments for age groups ranging from U-13 to U-19. Tigres UANL is the champion of the U19 Supergroup. The first ever Dallas Cup saw an English club side from South London, St. Thomas More, win the U14 cup, an amazing display in goal from Sean Woods saw him lofted onto the shoulders of his team-mates in celebration.

United States Youth Soccer Association

The United States Youth Soccer Association is the largest youth affiliate and member of U.S. Soccer, the governing body for soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer includes 55 State Associations, one per state except for California, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas, which each have two State Associations.

Stadium name

From 2005 until January 2012, the naming rights to the facility were held by national pizza chain Pizza Hut, which is headquartered in nearby Plano, Texas, and the stadium was known as Pizza Hut Park. Nicknames for Pizza Hut Park included PHP, the Hut, and The Oven, the latter referring to Texas' summer climate during afternoon games (and also because the field is well below ground level). On January 7, 2012, the contract linking the pizza franchise with the stadium expired, and the stadium was renamed FC Dallas Stadium. [6]

Naming rights financial transaction and form of advertising whereby a corporation or other entity purchases the right to name a facility or event, typically for a defined period of time

Naming rights are a financial transaction and form of advertising whereby a corporation or other entity purchases the right to name a facility or event, typically for a defined period of time. For properties like a multi-purpose arena, performing arts venue or an athletic field, the term ranges from three to 20 years. Longer terms are more common for higher profile venues such as a professional sports facility.

Pizza Hut American restaurant chain and international franchise

Pizza Hut is an American restaurant chain and international franchise which was founded in 1958 by Dan and Frank Carney. The company is known for its Italian-American cuisine menu, including pizza and pasta, as well as side dishes and desserts. Pizza Hut has 16,796 restaurants worldwide as of March 2018, making it the world's largest pizza chain in terms of locations. It is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., one of the world's largest restaurant companies.

Plano, Texas City in Texas, United States

Plano is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, located approximately twenty miles north of downtown Dallas. The city of Plano is a part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Plano lies mostly within Collin County, but includes a small portion that extends into Denton County.

On September 10, 2013, FC Dallas reached an agreement with Toyota, who would later move its United States headquarters to Plano, to rename its home field Toyota Stadium. The 17 practice fields around the stadium would be known as Toyota Soccer Center. [7] [8]

Toyota automotive brand manufacturer

Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota City, Aichi, Japan. In 2017, Toyota's corporate structure consisted of 364,445 employees worldwide and, as of September 2018, was the sixth-largest company in the world by revenue. As of 2017, Toyota is the world's second-largest automotive manufacturer. Toyota was the world's first automobile manufacturer to produce more than 10 million vehicles per year which it has done since 2012, when it also reported the production of its 200-millionth vehicle. As of July 2014, Toyota was the largest listed company in Japan by market capitalization and by revenue.

National Soccer Hall of Fame

On October 14, 2015, plans were announced that the stadium would be the new home of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. In addition to the museum, the stadium will receive a wide range of renovations as part of a $39 million proposal. Improvements to the stadium are to include a 3,000-square-foot private club to serve about 1,800 members, premium chair-back seats to replace bleacher seating, a new team store, a 7,000-square-foot deck with bar and concession stands, and additional upgrades to the video and audio equipment throughout the stadium. [9]

Notable events

College football

Soccer

Concerts

In 2008, the stadium hosted Christian radio station 94.9FM KLTY's Celebrate Freedom (presented by The Luis Palau Evangelical Association) on June 27–28[ citation needed ] and heavy metal/hard rock festival tour Ozzfest in August. [15] It has regularly hosted concerts by Jimmy Buffett. It was also the site for several editions of Edgefest organized by former Dallas alternative rock station KDGE.

Notable concerts

DateArtist(s)Opening act(s)TourTickets soldRevenueAdditional notes
April 15, 2007 My Chemical Romance Muse The Black Parade World Tour This concert was part of Edgefest.
April 28, 2007 Jimmy Buffett Bama Breeze Tour [16]
April 26, 2008The Year of Still Here Tour [17]
April 27, 2008 My Chemical Romance Billy Talent
Drive By
The Black Parade World Tour This concert was part of Edgefest.
August 9, 2008 Metallica 2008 European Vacation Tour This concert was part of Ozzfest.
April 18, 2009Jimmy BuffettSummerzcool Tour [18]
May 17, 2009 Kenny Chesney Lady Antebellum
Miranda Lambert
Sun City Carnival Tour 25,026 / 25,026$1,840,494The concert was originally scheduled on May 2, 2009, but was rescheduled on May 17, 2009 due to heavy rain and lightning.
May 22, 2010Jimmy BuffettUnder the Big Top Tour
September 18, 2010 Kiss Pat Green
Drowning Pool
The Hottest Show on Earth Tour
May 21, 2011Jimmy Buffett Ilo Ferreira Welcome to Fin Land Tour [19]
April 22, 2012 Garbage Not Your Kind of People World Tour These concerts were part of Edgefest.
The Black Keys Arctic Monkeys El Camino Tour
Evanescence Evanescence Tour
May 4, 2013Jimmy Buffett Jackson Browne Songs from St. Somewhere Tour [20]
June 21, 2014 Jackson Browne
John Fogerty
Monte Montgomery
This One's For You Tour [21]
May 30, 2015 Huey Lewis & The News Workin' n' Playin' Tour [22]
September 5, 2015 Ed Sheeran Christina Perri
Jamie Lawson
x Tour
May 28, 2016Jimmy Buffett Jerry Jeff Walker I Don't Know Tour [23]
June 10, 2017 Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top was the special guest. [24]
October 20, 2018 Imagine Dragons Evolve World Tour

Dr. Pink Field

North of the main stadium is Dr. Pink Field, a mini-stadium named after former Frisco doctor Dr. Erwin G. Pink. [25] The field is used for Frisco ISD high school football and soccer.

Dr. Pink Field formerly hosted games for the Frisco Griffins Rugby Club. [26] The Griffins drew an attendance of a few hundred people per game. [27]

See also

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Events and tenants
Preceded by
Cotton Bowl
Home of
FC Dallas

2005–present
Succeeded by
current
Preceded by
The Home Depot Center
Host of the MLS Cup
2005, 2006
Succeeded by
RFK Stadium
Preceded by
Finley Stadium
Host of the NCAA Division I Football Championship
2010–present
Succeeded by
current
Preceded by
SAS Soccer Park
Host of the College Cup
2008
Succeeded by
WakeMed Soccer Park