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Saturday was a banner day for Houston, the Dynamo, and Major League Soccer with the opening of BBVA Compass Stadium.
The pre-game ceremonies were a beautifully emotional dedication to everyone who made the new home of the Dynamo a possibility, the club’s history, and players past and present.
The inaugural match at Houston’s long awaited BBVA Compass stadium is right around the corner. The stadium will officially open to Dynamo fans on May 12th when the men in orange take on D.C. United. Dynamo President Chris Canetti must have realized that fans couldn’t possibly wait that long, and the organization hosted back to back events over the past weekend that gave fans a sneak peek inside of the venue.
The events were kicked off by the grand opening of the official Adidas Team Store at the stadium on Thursday evening. Fans had the opportunity to shop around, and there was an autograph session with the entire 2012 roster. Reception was amazing and Canetti reported that there were a few fans who even camped out over night in order to be the first through the doors. The store itself is breathtaking. Like everything else in BBVA Compass Stadium, it is orange all over. The store features jerseys and scarfs and all of the obligatory merchandise that a soccer fanatic needs, but also features some amazing extras that could only be found in a team store. Dynamo fans can now purchase everything from shot glasses to tank tops to office supplies.
We learned a number of lessons today:
- We got another history lesson with “Harkes on History” courtesy of The Other 87′s Tuesday Ten.
- We got a math lesson from our ally Amobi Okugo who discussed balancing his continuing college education with his soccer career with USSoccer.com.
- We got an architecture lesson from KCKRS who brings us some photos from inside the construction of Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium.
- Finally, we get a crash course in cuteness from Jay DeMerit who Tweeted a picture of himself and fellow Whitecap Joe Cannon doing some muscle recovery together: