|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|
|Construction cost||$80 million|
($103 million in 2018 dollars ); 2018 renovation: $55 million
|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–present)
Toyota Stadium is a soccer-specific stadium with a 20,500-seat capacity, built and owned by the city of Frisco, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Its primary tenants are Major League Soccer club FC Dallas and Frisco Independent School District high school football games. It is also the home of the National Soccer Hall of Fame which opened in 2018.
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 is an affluent 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 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, and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.
Toyota Stadium was the third MLS soccer-specific stadium to be built after MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio (1999) and Dignity Health Sports Park near Los Angeles (2003). It cost approximately $80 million and opened on August 6, 2005, with a match between FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls, which ended in a 2–2 draw. The stadium seats 20,500 in a U-shaped design with the north end including a permanent covered stage for hosting concerts, similar to SeatGeek Stadium near Chicago, which opened 1 year after Toyota Stadium. While at the time it was hoped the permanent stage would help the stadium increase revenue by hosting mid-sized concerts, the design proved unpopular and other MLS clubs rejected building permanent stages in their new stadiums, leaving Toyota Stadium’s design looking dated. There is widespread support among club fans for the stage to be removed and replaced with a full stand in a future phase of renovation. The stadium includes 18 luxury suites as well as a private 6,000-square-foot (560 m2) stadium club.
Major League Soccer (MLS) is a men's professional soccer league sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation which represents the sport's highest level in the United States. The league comprises 24 teams—21 in the U.S. and 3 in Canada and constitutes one of the major professional sports leagues in both countries. The regular season runs from March to October, with each team playing 34 games; the team with the best record is awarded the Supporters' Shield. Fourteen teams compete in the postseason MLS Cup Playoffs through October and November, culminating in the championship game, the MLS Cup. MLS teams also play in domestic competitions against teams from other divisions in the U.S. Open Cup and in the Canadian Championship. MLS teams also compete against continental rivals in the CONCACAF Champions League. The league plans to expand to 28 teams with the additions of Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC in 2020, Austin FC in 2021, and a St. Louis franchise in 2022, with further plans to expand to 30 teams at a later date.
Columbus is the state capital and the most populous city in the U.S. State of Ohio. With a population of 892,533 as of 2018 estimates, it is the 14th-most populous city in the United States and one of the fastest growing large cities in the nation. This makes Columbus the third-most populous state capital in the US and the second-most populous city in the Midwest. It is the core city of the Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses ten counties. With a population of 2,078,725, it is Ohio's second-largest metropolitan area.
Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly the Home Depot Center and StubHub Center, is a multiple-use sports complex located on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California that consists of a soccer stadium, a separate tennis stadium, a track and field facility, and a velodrome: VELO Sports Center. It is approximately fourteen miles (23 km) south of downtown Los Angeles and its primary tenant is the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer (MLS). It is also the temporary home of the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL).
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 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.
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.
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.
In 2018 construction was completed on an extensive renovation of the south end of the stadium. The renovation included a European-style roof built over the new multi-tiered stand that replaced the old bleacher section, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Club located on the second tier, the third tier season ticket member seating area, new locker rooms, patio, store, entrance, box office and press conference area. Although many club supporters wanted roof structures to be built over the west and east stands to provide shade during the brutal Texas summers, those projects were postponed until a future phase of renovation. Also included in the $55 million project was the new National Soccer Hall of Fame.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, commonly known as the U.S. Open Cup (USOC), is a knock-out cup competition in American soccer. It is the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the U.S. The 105th edition, held in 2018, was contested by 97 clubs from the two professional leagues sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation: Major League Soccer (MLS), and the United Soccer League, and also amateur clubs in the earlier rounds of the tournament after qualifying through their leagues. The overall champion earns a total of $300,000 in prize money, while the runner-up receives $100,000, and the furthest-advancing team from each lower division league receives $25,000. In addition, the tournament winner qualifies for the group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League.
The National Soccer Hall of Fame is a private, non-profit institution established in 1979 located in Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. The Hall of Fame honors soccer achievements in the United States. Induction into the hall is widely considered the highest honor in American soccer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is an American restaurant chain and international franchise which was founded in 1958 in Wichita, Kansas 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 18,431 restaurants worldwide as of December 31, 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 is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, located approximately twenty miles (32.2 km) 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.
In 2015 plans were announced that the stadium would be the new home of the National Soccer Hall of Fame (NSHOF). In addition to the NSHOF museum, the stadium’s south end received extensive renovations and the entire project cost $55 million and was completed in 2018. The Hall of Fame has two components – the NSHOF Experience and the NSHOF Club. The Experience houses the museum and serves as the location for the Hall of Fame annual induction ceremony. The Club includes specialty seating for season ticket holders for all FC Dallas home matches, as well as multiple event spaces that functions as food and beverage hubs on game days. The NSHOF includes soccer memorabilia, modern technology, and virtual reality exhibits.
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.[ citation needed ] 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.
|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.
Lamar Hunt was an American businessman notable for his promotion of American football, soccer, basketball, tennis and ice hockey in the United States and for his efforts in conjunction with his brothers, William Herbert Hunt and Nelson Bunker Hunt, to corner the silver market in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
SeatGeek Stadium is a soccer-specific stadium at 71st Street and Harlem Avenue in Bridgeview, Illinois, about twelve miles southwest of downtown Chicago. It is the home stadium of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club of Major League Soccer (MLS) and the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). The stadium has also hosted the Chicago Machine of Major League Lacrosse and the Chicago Bliss of the Legends Football League (LFL). Originally named Toyota Park when it opened on June 11, 2006, the facility has a capacity of 20,000 and was developed at a cost of around $100 million. The naming rights agreement with SeatGeek went into effect following the Fire's 2018 season.
The 2005 Major League Soccer season was the tenth season of Major League Soccer. The season began on April 2, 2005, and concluded on November 13, 2005 with the first Supporters' Shield victory for the San Jose Earthquakes and a second MLS Cup victory for the Los Angeles Galaxy.
The 2006 Major League Soccer season was the 11th season in the history of Major League Soccer. It began on April 1, 2006 and ended with MLS Cup 2006 on November 12, 2006 at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas for the second consecutive year in a row.
FC Dallas is an American professional soccer club based in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas. The club competes as a member of Major League Soccer (MLS). The franchise began play in 1996 as a charter club of the league. The club was founded in 1995 as the Dallas Burn before adopting its current name in 2004.
The Texas Derby is a soccer rivalry (derby) between the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas, recognizing the best club in the state for the season. The two squads play a series of games with the series winner taking home El Capitán, a replica 18th century mountain howitzer cannon. The all-time series is tied, 7–7.
The Lamar Hunt Pioneer Cup is a Major League Soccer (MLS) series between FC Dallas and Columbus Crew SC. The series is named after the late Lamar Hunt, who was one of the league's early major investors and a key supporter of American soccer. Initially, the series was contested between the two teams still owned by the Hunt Sports Group. However, Columbus was sold in 2013, and thus FC Dallas remains the only MLS team still owned by the Hunt Sports Group. The Pioneer Cup is the second event in American soccer named after Lamar Hunt, whose name is also given to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
The 2007 Houston Dynamo season was the second season of the Houston club franchise. The Houston Dynamo were the defending champions from the previous season and prevailed to win back-to-back MLS Cups as they defeated the New England Revolution for the second year in a row in the MLS Cup final.
George John is an American soccer player. John is eligible to play for either the United States or Greece at the international level.
The 2010 FC Dallas season was the fifteenth season of the team's existence.
The 2010 MLS Cup Playoffs was the postseason tournament subsequent to Major League Soccer's 2010 season.
The 2013 Major League Soccer season was the 101st season of FIFA-sanctioned soccer in the United States and Canada, the 35th with a national first-division league, and the 18th season of Major League Soccer. The season featured 19 total clubs.
The San Antonio Scorpions were an American professional soccer team based in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Founded in 2010, the team made its debut in the North American Soccer League in 2012. The Scorpions played at Toyota Field, a soccer specific stadium that was completed in 2013.
Toyota Field is a soccer-specific stadium in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Located next to Heroes Stadium, and adjacent to the STAR Soccer Complex and Morgan's Wonderland, the facility opened on April 13, 2013. The stadium is the home of San Antonio FC and has a capacity of 8,296 for soccer matches and 13,000 for concerts and festivals. The stadium was the home of the San Antonio Scorpions of the North American Soccer League until the team's dissolution following the 2015 season. The stadium is expandable to 18,000+ seating capacity in three phases and is currently built to its Phase 1 design. Toyota Motor Corporation currently holds the sponsor naming rights for the facility.
The 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs was the nineteenth post-season tournament culminating the Major League Soccer regular season. The tournament began in late October and culminated on December 7, 2014 with MLS Cup 2014, the nineteenth league championship for MLS.
The Dallas Beer Guardians are an independent supporters group of Major League Soccer's FC Dallas and a member of the Independent Supporters Council. The group is named for the Beer Garden section in which they reside at Toyota Stadium.
|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