The stadium in 2007
|Former names||Frisco Soccer & Entertainment Complex (2004–2005)|
Pizza Hut Park (2005–2012)
FC Dallas Stadium (2012–2013)
|Address||9200 World Cup Way, Ste 202|
|Operator||Frisco Soccer, LP|
|Field size||117 by 74 yards (107 m × 68 m)|
|Surface||Tifway 419 Bermuda Grass|
|Broke ground||February 18, 2004|
|Opened||August 6, 2005|
|Construction cost||$80 million|
($103 million in 2018 dollars )
|General contractor||Lee Lewis Construction, Inc.|
| 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.
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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.
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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,and the USYSA National Championships.
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|Date||Artist(s)||Opening act(s)||Tour||Tickets sold||Revenue||Additional 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||—||—|
|April 26, 2008||—||The Year of Still Here Tour||—||—|
|April 27, 2008||My Chemical Romance|| Billy Talent |
|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, 2009||Jimmy Buffett||—||Summerzcool Tour||—||—|
|May 17, 2009||Kenny Chesney|| Lady Antebellum |
|Sun City Carnival Tour||25,026 / 25,026||$1,840,494||The concert was originally scheduled on May 2, 2009, but was rescheduled on May 17, 2009 due to heavy rain and lightning.|
|May 22, 2010||Jimmy Buffett||—||Under the Big Top Tour||—||—|
|September 18, 2010||Kiss|| Pat Green |
|The Hottest Show on Earth Tour||—||—|
|May 21, 2011||Jimmy Buffett||Ilo Ferreira||Welcome to Fin Land Tour||—||—|
|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||—||—|
|May 4, 2013||Jimmy Buffett||Jackson Browne||Songs from St. Somewhere Tour||—||—|
|June 21, 2014|| Jackson Browne |
|This One's For You Tour||—||—|
|May 30, 2015||Huey Lewis & The News||Workin' n' Playin' Tour||—||—|
|September 5, 2015||Ed Sheeran|| Christina Perri |
|May 28, 2016||Jimmy Buffett||Jerry Jeff Walker||I Don't Know Tour||—||—|
|June 10, 2017||—||—||—||Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top was the special guest.|
|October 20, 2018||Imagine Dragons||—||Evolve World Tour||—||—|
North of the main stadium is Dr. Pink Field, a mini-stadium named after former Frisco doctor Dr. Erwin G. Pink.The field is used for Frisco ISD high school football and soccer.
Dr. Pink Field formerly hosted games for the Frisco Griffins Rugby Club.The Griffins drew an attendance of a few hundred people per game.
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|Events and tenants|
| Home of|
The Home Depot Center
| Host of the MLS Cup |
| Host of the NCAA Division I Football Championship |
SAS Soccer Park
| Host of the College Cup |
WakeMed Soccer Park