The cities of Dallas and Houston have a fierce rivalry, and it's no different when it comes to their MLS teams. Not only are bragging rights on the line when FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo meet, but also El Capitan, a replica Civil War cannon. There isn't bigger matchup at BBVA Compass Stadium than a Texas Derby, so make sure to get your tickets when FC Dallas come to town.
The rivalry between the Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City was fostered by some tough playoff matches between the two teams and has grown since then. Over the past decade or so the Dynamo and Sporting have been two of the best teams in the league, so don’t miss it when Sporting Kansas City comes to BBVA Compass Stadium.
Houston Dynamo Tailgate Guide
Texas is known for its tailgating, and a Houston Dynamo game won’t disappoint as you’ll find lots of tailgating options here. The pregame festivities offer a little something for everyone, as the Dynamo do an excellent job of providing tons of things to see and do before the game as well as plenty of space to tailgate.
BBVA Stadium features plenty of pregame activities for both kids and adults. Those of you taking the kids to the game will want to stop by the booths near the main entrance, which offer lots of activities for kids including balloon animals, a prize wheel, and much more. If you don’t have children, then feel free to check out Orange Avenue, which is home to the Bud Light Beer Garden and live music.
There is also lots of space to tailgate around BBVA Stadium in Lots B and C. The tailgate lots are filled with diehard Dynamo fans and if you want to get into the game day spirit make sure to join a supporter group tailgate like Texian Army.
Finally, BBVA Compass Stadium is located in downtown Houston, so there are lots of great bars to grab a drink at near the stadium. 8th Wonder Brewery and Neil’s Bahr are especially popular among Dynamo fans, so don’t be afraid to stop by and mingle with fellow Dynamo fans before the game.
The Bud Light Beer Garden opens two hours before kickoff and is a great place to grab a drink before the game. Best of all the Dynamo offer a deal that includes two beers and a game ticket for only $36 making a trip to the Bud Light Beer Garden a great bargain as well.
Located at the corner of Preston and Bastrop in Lot C, the Texian Army Tailgate is an excellent place to let loose before the game with fellow diehard Dynamo fans. The Texian Army Tailgate costs $10, but the beer is all you can drink.
If you're bringing kids to the game, check out the booths outside the main entrance before the match. The booths contain a variety of games and activities for kids and will keep them entertained leading up to kickoff.
Where to tailgate
Lots B and CThose of you looking to set up your own tailgate will want to head to Lots B and C. These lots are the designated tailgate lots at BBVA Compass Stadium and are also where you’ll find the majority of tailgaters.
Texian Army TailgateLocated at the corner of Preston and Bastrop in Lot C, the Texian Army Tailgate is an excellent place to let loose before the game with fellow diehard Dynamo fans. The Texian Army Tailgate costs $10, but the beer is all you can drink.
Bud Light Beer GardenThe Bud Light Beer Garden opens two hours before kickoff and is a great place to grab a drink before the game. Best of all the Dynamo offer a deal that includes two beers and a game ticket for only $36 making a trip to the Bud Light Beer Garden a great bargain as well.
8th Wonder Brewery and Neil’s BahrIf you’re looking to hit the bars before the game, then 8th Wonder Brewery and Neil’s Bahr are two of the most popular spots among Dynamo fans.
Houston Dynamo Stadium Guide
BBVA Compass Stadium offers a wonderful and unique place to take in a soccer match. A big part of what makes attending a Dynamo game such an incredible experience is the fans. The Dynamo fans create a great atmosphere and their undying love for their team can be felt throughout the match. The supporter section in the north end is especially vocal thanks to the displays put on by El Batallon, the Brickwall Firm, and Texian Army.
It’s not just the fans that make attending a Dynamo game an unforgettable experience. BBVA Compass Stadium is filled with displays and exhibits dedicated to the young soccer club. All around the venue, you’ll see pictures and banners celebrating the club’s history, and there is even a mural devoted to the fans.
The fans love for their team, and the team’s dedication to its, albeit young, history make attending a Houston Dynamo game a fantastic experience that every MLS fan should have at least once.
All around the concourse of BBVA Compass Stadium is wall art dedicated to Dynamo players and fans. The wall art celebrates current and past players, and there is even a mural dedicated to season ticket holders, so walk the concourse and see it all before kickoff.
Hanging above the south stand are banners honoring the Dynamo's 2006 and 2007 MLS Cup winning teams as well as the 2011 and 2012 Eastern Conference champions. Make sure to check out the banners and remember all of your favorite Dynamo teams of the past.
Take some time before the game to stop by the Dynamo Team Store and pick up a souvenir from your trip to BBVA Compass Stadium. The store is home to a variety of Dynamo gear including shirts, hats, jerseys, and much more.
There is no better way to show your support for the Dynamo then by joining one of the club’s supporter groups. The supporter groups can be found in the north end of BBVA Stadium on match days, and they do an incredible job of showing their support for the Dynamo. All throughout the game you can hear singing and chanting coming from El Batallon, the Brickwall Firm, and Texian Army.