As of this weekend, Frisco will be a hot destination for soccer lovers. The National Soccer Hall of Fame (NSHOF) is opening at Toyota Stadium in Frisco this weekend – October 20th-21st. The brand new museum will give soccer fans the opportunity to take a look inside the 150-plus-year history of soccer in America through interactive, hands-on exhibits, recently discovered artifacts, and so much more. The gala taking place this opening weekend will also include the induction of the Class of 2018 into the hall of fame.
With the NSHOF, Frisco will once again solidify itself as Sport City USA. The Hall’s founders, Dan and Clark Hint, have stated that the NSHOF will continue a 50-year-old legacy that started when their father, Lamar Hunt, founded the North American Soccer League (NASL). The pair hopes that Frisco will now become the “home for soccer in America” with the opening of the NSHOF.
What to Expect
Following the opening event this coming weekend, soccer enthusiasts will not only be able to experience the 400 different artifacts dating back to 1899 and 13 interactive exhibits but catch a live soccer game at Toyota Stadium. The idea is to once again make Toyota Stadium the best place to watch soccer in America, an attainable feat, in the very least. The stadium first opened its fields to soccer in 2005 when FC Dallas was established. At this time, Toyota Stadium was “one of the country’s most innovative soccer venues.” Over the years, the stadium has also hosted high school soccer games, concerts, and NCAA championship football games.
The $55 million multi-year renovation project that is the NSHOF was funded by the City of Frisco, Frisco Economic Development Corp., Frisco Community Development Corp., Frisco ISD, and Hunt Sports Group. In addition to the hall of fame, the stadium itself got a makeover, adding new locker rooms with field-level entrances and impressive upgrades to the audio and video systems. There are also new private suites and a luxury Hall of Fame Club that gives visitors a great view of the pitch.
During the festivities this weekend, attendees will get to witness an invitation-only induction ceremony, sold-out concert by The Revivalists and Imagine Dragons, and the first Hall of Fame game between FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas city on Sunday. The NSHOF will officially open to the public on November 2nd.
Frisco Remains Hub for Sports Fans
In case you haven’t noticed, Frisco has been making moves in recent years to solidify itself as a hub for sports fans. Between The Star and the revamp of Toyota Stadium, it’s easy to see why people are making the move to Frisco. At The Cheney Group, we are not only Frisco Realtors, but active members of the community. We take great pride in helping people find the home of their dreams right here in Frisco. The housing market continues to thrive, as Frisco adds more and more attractions like the NSHOF. If you would like to learn more about the Frisco housing market, please contact The Cheney Group today. We hope to see you out and about during Hall of Fame weekend at Toyota Stadium!