About BBVA Stadium
BBVA Compass Stadium
BBVA Stadium, nestled in the heart of downtown Houston, is a multi-purpose outdoor stadium that features cutting-edge design and provides seating for more than 22,000 adoring sports fans. Once known as BBVA Compass Stadium, the site just recently changed its name as part of the deal with its main sponsor, which changed its name from BBVA Compass Bank to just BBVA USA in 2019.
The History of BBVA Stadium
The beginnings of what would become known as BBVA Stadium can be traced back to 2009 when the Houston Dynamo, the local Major League Soccer franchise for the city, expressed a desire to more or less go halfsies with the city on funding a new outdoor arena. A few years of back-and-forth ensued until a deal was hammered out, and in 2011 construction crews broke ground on what would soon become the city’s newest venue. Just one short year later, and BBVA Compass Stadium, as it was then called, opened its doors to the public.
What Makes BBVA Stadium Events So Special?
BBVA Stadium was designed from the ground-up to be the perfect big city soccer stadium. It’s been described as “tight, atmospheric, and intimate,” and, frankly, the description is dead-on. From its soaring geometrically-striking architectural facade to its fan experience that focuses on bringing fans together to celebrate wins and commiserate over losses, taking in a game at BBVA Stadium is always more than the sum of its parts!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is BBVA Compass Stadium located?
This multi-purpose stadium can be found in Houston, Texas.
What kind of events does BBVA Compass Stadium host?
There is an array of BBVA Compass Stadium events that take place. From soccer to rugby, to college football, and even Gaelic football, there is always something for everyone.
Which team is playing at BBVA Compass Stadium?
From the very beginning, BBVA Stadium was designed as the home to the Houston Dynamo of the MLS. That’s not the only major sports team that calls BBVA Stadium their home turf, though — the Houston Dash of the National Women’s Soccer League moved in just a few years later in 2014.
Where can I park for free at BBVA Compass Stadium?
There is free street parking available in the streets surrounding the stadium. If you don’t manage to catch a free spot, there are two official parking lots for BBVA Compass Stadium events -lots b and c- for fans to park. If you’re looking to score even cheaper parking though, there are unofficial lots in the surrounding area that will offer parking for as low as $10.
What is the seating capacity of BBVA Compass Stadium?
BBVA Compass Stadium sporting events can seat a total of 22,039 fans.
Who owns BBVA Compass Stadium?
BBVA Compass Stadium is owned by Harris County–Houston Sports Authority.
How do I get to BBVA Compass Stadium using public transport?
The stadium encourages fans to consider walking, biking, taking public transit, or even carpooling to avoid traffic, save on gas, parking, and reduce your carbon footprint. There are a number of public transport options available. Hop on the METRORail to the EaDo/Stadium station on the Green and Purple Lines - it will drop you right in front of the stadium. If you’re looking for bus options, the METROLift buses serve the stadium, so check out their schedules from your location to find the best route for you.