City of Houston Approves Agreement For Dynamo Soccer Stadium
February 2, 2011


On Wednesday, Mayor Annise Parker and city council approved an ordinance authorizing the Economic Development Agreement between the city and Dynamo Stadium, LLC for the development, construction operations and maintenance of a multi-purpose sports and entertainment facility.

The stadium will be constructed on the east side of Highway 59 across from Minute Maid Park. 

Council Member James Rodriguez has been an enthusiastic supporter of this project.

After the vote clearing they way for the Dynamo Stadium he issued a statement saying, ” I am pleased to announce that the Houston City Council today approved Agenda Items 24 and 25, clearing the way for the construction of the new East Downtown Soccer Stadium.  See the items below: 

24.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Economic Development Agreement between the City of Houston, Texas, and DYNAMO STADIUM, LLC for the development, construction, operation, and maintenance of a Multi-Purpose Sports and Entertainment Facility in the City 

25. ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Interlocal Agreement between the City of Houston, Texas, Harris County, Reinvestment Zone Number Fifteen, City of Houston, Texas (East Downtown Zone) and the EAST DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY relating to the participation of Harris County in the Reinvestment Zone 

I look forward to the ground breaking for the new East Downtown Soccer Stadium, a project that was a collaborative effort involving the city, county, and Houston Dynamo.”

Are You Ready For More Soccer And The MLS All-Star Game?
July 15, 2010

Only days after the spectacular finish of  the  World Cup,  Mayor Annise Parker and the President of  the Houston Dynamo announced new details about the upcoming MLS All-Star game.

The game will be played on July 28 at  Reliant Stadium and  feature the Manchester United which means, “the world will be watching”, said Mayor Parker

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Houston Dynamo President Chris Canetti. announced there will be soccer related activities for the public to enjoy, including a match at Discovery Green, a 5k fun run and private parties.  ” It’s going to be a wonderful experience for everybody. Coming off of the excitement of the World Cup, fans will be able to see what the future of soccer is, not only in America, but here in Houston,” said Cannetti.

Cannetti also presented Mayor Parker with an official  MLS All-Star game souvenir scarf.

The mayor jokingly asked if vuvuzelas, (those stadium horns that were  so annoyingly loud and popular during the World Cup) would be allowed at Reliant during the MLS All-Star game.