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Toyota Stadium (Texas)

Toyota Stadium
Pizza Hut Park.jpg
The stadium in 2007
Toyota Stadium is located in Texas
Toyota Stadium
Toyota Stadium
Location in Texas
Toyota Stadium is located in the United States
Toyota Stadium
Toyota Stadium
Location in the United States
Former namesFrisco Soccer & Entertainment Complex (2004–2005)
Pizza Hut Park (2005–2012)
FC Dallas Stadium (2012–2013)
Address9200 World Cup Way, Ste 202
LocationFrisco, Texas
Coordinates33°9′16″N 96°50′7″W / 33.15444°N 96.83528°W / 33.15444; -96.83528
OwnerFrisco, Texas
OperatorFrisco Soccer, LP
Field size117 by 74 yards (107 m × 68 m)
SurfaceTifway 419 Bermuda Grass
Broke groundFebruary 18, 2004
OpenedAugust 6, 2005
Construction cost$80 million
($103 million in 2018 dollars[2])
ArchitectHKS, Inc.
General contractorLee Lewis Construction, Inc.[3]
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.[4]


The stadium, which is located in Frisco, Texas, cost approximately $80 million and opened on August 6, 2005, with a match between FC Dallas and the MetroStars, which ended in a 2–2 draw. When first designed, the stadium's original seating capacity was 20,500 in a U-shaped design with one end of the stadium having a permanent stage for hosting concerts. Like many of the soccer-specific stadiums being built around the country, it is expected that the stadium will make a significant amount of revenue by hosting mid-sized concerts, as well as various other sporting events, such as high-school football games. The stadium includes 18 luxury suites as well as a private 6,000-square-foot (560 m2) stadium club.

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.


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,[5] and the USYSA National Championships.

Stadium name

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.[6]

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.[7][8]

National Soccer Hall of Fame

On October 14, 2015, plans were announced that the stadium would be the new home of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. In addition to the museum, the stadium will receive a wide range of renovations as part of a $39 million proposal. Improvements to the stadium are to include a 3,000-square-foot private club to serve about 1,800 members, premium chair-back seats to replace bleacher seating, a new team store, a 7,000-square-foot deck with bar and concession stands, and additional upgrades to the video and audio equipment throughout the stadium.[9]

Notable events

College football



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.[16] 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.

Notable concerts

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 [17]
April 26, 2008 The Year of Still Here Tour [18]
April 27, 2008 My Chemical Romance Billy Talent
Drive By
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 [19]
May 17, 2009 Kenny Chesney Lady Antebellum
Miranda Lambert
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
Drowning Pool
The Hottest Show on Earth Tour
May 21, 2011 Jimmy Buffett Ilo Ferreira Welcome to Fin Land Tour [20]
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
Evanescence Evanescence Tour
May 4, 2013 Jimmy Buffett Jackson Browne Songs from St. Somewhere Tour [21]
June 21, 2014 Jackson Browne
John Fogerty
Monte Montgomery
This One's For You Tour [22]
May 30, 2015 Huey Lewis & The News Workin' n' Playin' Tour [23]
September 5, 2015 Ed Sheeran Christina Perri
Jamie Lawson
x Tour
May 28, 2016 Jimmy Buffett Jerry Jeff Walker I Don't Know Tour [24]
June 10, 2017 Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top was the special guest.[25]
October 20, 2018 Imagine Dragons Evolve World Tour

Dr. Pink Field

North of the main stadium is Dr. Pink Field, a mini-stadium named after former Frisco doctor Dr. Erwin G. Pink.[26] The field is used for Frisco ISD high school football and soccer.

Dr. Pink Field formerly hosted games for the Frisco Griffins Rugby Club.[27] The Griffins drew an attendance of a few hundred people per game.[28]

See also


  1. ^ "About Toyota Stadium". FC Dallas. August 6, 2005. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  3. ^ "Lee Lewis Construction, Inc. – About Us". Archived from the original on September 21, 2013. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
  4. ^ "National Soccer Hall of Fame Construction Timeline Updated". Retrieved 2017-08-12.
  5. ^ Baum, Carter (March 9, 2018). "Generation adidas Cup Returns to Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco on March 23". FC Dallas. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  6. ^ Wilonsky, Robert (December 21, 2011). "Pizza Hut Pulls Its Slice Out of Pizza Hut Park". Dallas Observer. Unfair Park blog. Retrieved December 21, 2011.
  7. ^ "FC Dallas announce new naming-rights partner as their home becomes Toyota Stadium". September 10, 2013.
  8. ^ "FC Dallas announces Toyota as official stadium naming rights partner". September 10, 2013. Archived from the original on September 10, 2013.
  9. ^ Wigglesworth, Valerie. "$39 million in Toyota Stadium upgrades include National Soccer Hall of Fame". The Dallas Morning News. The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
  10. ^ Caplan, Jeff (February 26, 2010). "20 teams to compete for FCS crown". Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  11. ^ "NCAA keeping FCS title game in Frisco through at least 2020". USA Today. Associated Press. January 8, 2016. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  12. ^ "FCS Championship Will Stay in Frisco Through 2025 With Option for 2026" (Press release). Southland Conference. January 4, 2019. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  13. ^ "2008 NCAA Men's Soccer Bracket" Archived July 10, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ []. Archived from the original on July 2, 2010. Retrieved July 17, 2010. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ "USA Olympic Bid Falls Short in 2–1 Playoff Loss to Colombia". Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  16. ^ [][better source needed]
  17. ^ "Saturday, April 28th, 2007 – Frisco, TX – Pizza Hut Park » Jimmy Buffett World".
  18. ^ "Wednesday, April 26th, 1995 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Arena » Jimmy Buffett World".
  19. ^ "Saturday, April 18th, 2009 – Frisco, TX – Pizza Hut Park » Jimmy Buffett World".
  20. ^ "Jimmy Buffett Set List – Frisco, TX – 5/21/11 » Jimmy Buffett World".
  21. ^ "Jimmy Buffett Set List – Frisco, TX – 5/4/13 » Jimmy Buffett World".
  22. ^ "Jimmy Buffett Set List – Frisco, TX – 6/21/14 » Jimmy Buffett World".
  23. ^ "Jimmy Buffett Set List – Frisco, TX – 5/30/15 » Jimmy Buffett World".
  24. ^ "Jimmy Buffett Set List – Frisco, TX – 5/28/16 » Jimmy Buffett World".
  25. ^ "Jimmy Buffett Set List – Frisco, TX – 6/10/17 » Jimmy Buffett World".
  26. ^ "Pink Field Dedicated (January, 2006)". Retrieved September 10, 2013.
  27. ^ "Official Website of Griffins Rugby". Retrieved September 10, 2013.
  28. ^ Rugby Mag, Frisco Conquering Texas DII, Dec 14, 2012, []

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Events and tenants
Preceded by
Cotton Bowl
Home of
FC Dallas

Succeeded by
Preceded by
The Home Depot Center
Host of the MLS Cup
2005, 2006
Succeeded by
RFK Stadium
Preceded by
Finley Stadium
Host of the NCAA Division I Football Championship
Succeeded by
Preceded by
SAS Soccer Park
Host of the College Cup
Succeeded by
WakeMed Soccer Park