• Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    The Astrodome: From Elvis to Evel Knievel ... to Green Space?

    Anybody surprised that Astrodome is going to be demolished and turned into green space hasn't really been paying attention the past 25-plus years. The Dome has been a doomed property ever since Harris County gave into Bud Adams' demands to destroy the heart and soul for the building so that he coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    93.7's Beat Down Ups the Ante In H-Town's Rap-Radio Feud

    93.7 The Beat's H-Town Beat Down BBVA Compass Stadium June 20, 2014 Whether they want to admit it to one another or not, KQBT 93.7 The Beat and KBXX 97.9 The Boxx are embroiled in a war. A cold war, but a war nonetheless. Friday was just another skirmish in the longer battle, as 93.7 debuted the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    A Bumpy, Baffling Beat Down at BBVA Compass Stadium

    From the moment I pulled into the parking lot across from BBVA Compass Stadium for the H-Town Beat Down Friday, it was pretty obvious that something was off. It was 7:05 p.m., the earliest and most on-time I'd been for a show in a very long time, and the show slated to start at 7 p.m. had in fact st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Woman: Security Didn't Want Her Waving Palestinian Flag During Israel Game in Houston

    A woman watching the Honduras-Israel soccer match at BBVA Compass Stadium June 1 says a security guard tried to confiscate her Palestinian flag because it was a "racial slur." Buthayna Hammad says she was waving the flag about fifteen minutes into the match when four stadium security officers and f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    El Celler de Can Roca Announces Launch of World Tour in Houston

    "We have an 11-month wait list right now," said chef Joan Roca apologetically when I inquired about dining at his restaurant, El Celler de Can Roca. Ranked among the top five restaurants in the world for six years consecutive years by Restaurant magazine, El Cellar de Can Roca reached the number one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    5 Things: Dash Fall in Inaugural Match

    Four months to the day that the Houston Dash were officially announced as the first expansion franchise in the National Women's Soccer League, they played their inaugural match against the defending champions Portland Thorns. The two MLS-owned franchises kicked off the NWSL season at BBVA Compass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Galleria Happy Hour Ideas for the Fatigued Shopper

    We've all been there. We've shopped for hours on end, until we're dry and parched, our feet can barely move, and we're desperately in need of revival. We get in the car to drive home, and get stuck in the middle of rush hour, a sea of cars sitting between relaxation. As we're sitting there, listenin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    MLS Cup Playoffs: Did You Ever Really Doubt The Dynamo? 2-1 Winners in NYC

    The Houston Dynamo were heavy underdogs going into their second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals match against the New York Red Bulls. To make matters worse, Red Bull Arena, is a place where the Dynamo have yet to win -- their last goal was during a 1-1 tie back on April 2, 2011. Yet anyon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    MLS Cup Playoffs: Draw For Dynamo Step In Positive Direction

    Midway through the first half, the New York Red Bulls were up 2-0 on the Dynamo; looking all too familiar to the previous two encounters at BBVA Compass Stadium. But something happened in the locker room during halftime. Like in Any Given Sunday, one of the Dynamo assistant coaches got up and gave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    MLS Cup Playoffs: Dynamo Dominate Post Season Newbs

    There were signs all around town leaning toward impending doom for the Montreal Impact. The fact that the heavy rains that plagued the area late Wednesday arrived as the Impact's plane landed in Houston. Or perhaps that the rain clouds over downtown cleared just before kick-off -- leaving an orange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Playoffs! Dynamo Open MLS Cup Postseason Against Montreal Tonight At BBVA

    It's not really difficult to make a case for the Houston Dynamo to advance past the Eastern Conference Knockout Round when they square off against the Montreal Impact on Halloween night at BBVA Compass. What you have in this one-game match-up is two opposite ends of the spectrum. On one side are th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    New York Had Their Wings Against the Dynamo, Came Out Flying High

    Eight seconds...That's how long professional bull riders have to stay mounted on their beast to obtain points in their sport. It's also how long it took the New York Red Bulls to score their first goal Sunday afternoon at BBVA Compass Stadium - and they never looked back. The Dynamo were looking t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Cougars Devour Tigers To Stay Undefeated

    They played a football game at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday morning. But for most of the UH-Memphis game, there was confusion as to whether it was American football being played, or soccer. Houston was up 18-15 after the third quarter, and all 15 of Memphis' points had come off of field goals. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Brian Ching Ready For Final Match: Soccer Notes

    At a press conference this past Tuesday at BBVA Compass Stadium, Brian Ching, the Dynamo's all-time leading scorer, announced his retirement from the game after the end of the 2013 season. To bid farewell to one of the last of the original Dynamo players, the team announced a Brian Ching Testimonia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Dynamo Back At It With Win Over Chivas USA

    The push for the MLS Cup is officially upon us; and as is tradition around the city of Houston, the Dynamo begin their late season unbeaten streak to march into the playoffs. The Dynamo are currently sitting on a nice, two game winning streak, courtesy of a 5-1 beating of Chivas USA Saturday night a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    It's College Football Quiz Time (for Houston and Texas)

    Another college football season kicks off this weekend. The national media focus, as always, is on Alabama, LSU, and the schools of the SEC. There's a bunch of interest just up in the road in College Station, with the Aggies being relevant to the world of college football for the first time since R. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Dynamo Control Their Fate After Clutch Win

    Although the MLS regular season is barely past the halfway mark, Saturday's match between the Dynamo and the Columbus Crew at BBVA Compass Stadium was a must-win. And even though the visiting Crew out-shot and - for long stretches in the second half - out-played the Dynamo, the Orange still manage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Dynamo Have Their Own British Explosion Against Stoke City

    The Houston Dynamo got to kick some British arse Wednesday night at BBVA Compass Stadium, for a charitable purpose. They were able to defeat Stoke City of the English Premier League 2-0 in the BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup. To Stoke's credit, this match was only their first in their preseason ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Dynamo Look Lacksidasal in Scoreless Draw, Three Things We Learned

    In the short history of Houston Dynamo soccer, there's always been one constant - this team will go through a dry spell in the summer months. But this little lull that the Orange have hit, it's a bit of a doozy. Even though the Dynamo managed to earn the draw against Toronto FC on Saturday night, t ... More >>

  • News

    June 20, 2013

    Unleashing Houston's Pride: Events

    Looking for where you can unleash your pride this year? Look no further; the Houston Press has got your complete guide to the wheres and whats of Houston Pride Week.

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Top 5 Restaurants Near Minute Maid Park & BBVA Compass Stadium

    Sometimes you just don't want to eat ballpark or stadium food when attending a sporting event, and I don't blame you for not wanting to eat a mediocre hot dog piled with chili that will just make your heart burn by the middle of the game. BBVA Compass Stadium and Minute Maid Park are quite close to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Dynamo Learn, 'You Can't Win Them All'

    Have you ever been traveling, and you just have this sneaky suspension that you left something in the hotel room? The lads in Orange over at BBVA Compass Stadium might be having that same feeling right about now. Just two weeks ago, they were the proud owners of a 36 home match unbeaten streak. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    The Top 5 Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend: Playoff Edition

    It's one of the craziest weekends in Houston sports. Every major and minor league franchise in the city is part of a game or a draft and some of the goings-on are damn important. This is not the weekend to be a sports amateur. You need to step your game up to a pro level if you intend to compete wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    5 Things We Learned From the Dynamo Breaking the Home Unbeaten Streak

    That was the last time the Dynamo tasted defeat in the city of Houston during any competition. Since that 2-0 loss to the Columbus Crew at Robertson Stadium, the Dynamo have gone a league record 35 games unbeaten in the Bayou City in all competitions. That's victories -- and the occasional draw -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Dynamo Stay Unbeaten Through 34 Games At BBVA Compass; 5 Things We Learned

    It was a busy slate of sports for H-Town this weekend, with almost every professional sports team representing the home town the right way. For the Dynamo, continuing their home unbeaten streak to a mere 34 games was their claim to fame. This victory, which tied the MLS home unbeaten streak record, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Dynamo Win 33rd In A Row At BBVA Against Vancouver, Go For MLS Record

    Another home game for the Houston Dynamo means another win. It's starting to become cliché as the Orange upped their undefeated home streak to 33 matches in all competitions; just one shy of Real Salt Lake's 34-game record back in 2009-2011. This 2-1 victory over the previously unbeaten Vancouver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Dynamo Win Season Opener, Await Mexican Opposition

    DC United headed into this past Saturday night's matchup against the Houston Dynamo knowing two things... One, the Dynamo have yet to lose against MLS opposition at BBVA Compass Stadium. And two, United has never won in Houston, going a combined 0-7-1 lifetime in the Bayou City. So without suspe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Dynamo's New Unis: Ranking Their Six Outfits Through The Years

    With the Houston Dynamo set to make their 2013 debut this Saturday night at BBVA Compass Stadium, there was one last item of official business to take care of -- unveiling their new 2013-2014 home and away kits. Alongside their new television partners in Comcast Sports Net Houston, Dynamo players ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Dynamo Trio Hope For A Spot With The U.S.

    Would it be blasphemeous if Will Bruin, Brad Davis, or Tally Hall stepped on the pitch at BBVA Compass Stadium wearing anything but orange? Well, they did it Monday night at an open training session and received a standing ovation for it. But that's only because they were training with the US Men' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Crystal Ball Part Deux: Looking Ahead to 2013 Houston Sports, Astros/Dynamo/UH/Rice Edition

    Yesterday, we took a look at the futures of the Texans and Rockets. Predictions were made. Accusations were tossed about. But no one is Carnac the Magnificent. All we can really do is guess...except when it comes to the Astros.

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Robertson Stadium Goes Boom as UH Releases Renderings for New Football Stadium

    After 70 years, this is what has come of fabled Robertson Stadium. The photo above was taken on Wednesday as crews demolished the University of Houston campus football venue to make way for a brand new stadium in its place that will look something like this: The new facility is scheduled to be read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Dynamo win 3-1, 90 minutes away from MLS Cup

    Maybe it was a case of DC United having the case of the tired the legs; having been on the road since Wednesday in New York. Maybe it was case of pure dumb luck; as the Dynamo escaped a possible red card right before the half. Maybe it was just destiny; as a Dominic Kinnear coached team has all t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Soccer Notes: Mexico Comes to Town, Again

    If you're a fan of watching a big-time football team beat up a small program, then October 12 at BBVA Compass Stadium is the place to be. And no, Texas Southern won't be hosting an SEC or Big 12 team.

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Clutch Win Over Revolution Keeps Dynamo In Playoff Chase

    There's a reason why Houston professional sports were meant to be played indoors. If the scorching summer days at BBVA Compass Stadium weren't reason enough, the monsoon that swept through the area Saturday night made the Dynamo's match against the New England Revolution a sloppy affair. Once the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    And The Most Gripping Photo Of The Dynamo Game Was Taken By...Me, Mr. Red-Eye?

    A few things you have to know before you realize how unlikely the events of Saturday night were. 1. I am completely inept at photography. You want a portrait of a lovely pair of friends, standing perfectly still with smiles cemented impatiently on their faces, waiting waiting WAITING for the flash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Dynamo Lose Game And First Place At New York

    It's funny how a 2-0 score line can mean the world of difference. On August 3, the Dynamo's 2-0 home victory against the New York Red Bulls extended their shutout streak to three games, extended their winning streak to five matches, their unbeaten streak to eight matches, and lifted them to first pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    New Baylor Stadium: Now Texas Can Actually Have a Good College Football Venue

    On Friday, Baylor regents gave a thumbs-up to the construction of a new $250-million stadium that will post up on the Waco campus and alongside the Brazos River. If Waco City Council green lights the $35 million tax increment financing zone funds that would be needed, then the 45,000-seat venue coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Dynamo Get Revenge on Some Canadiens

    It's been awhile since the last time someone handed the Dynamo a loss. You have to go back to June 23 when they were humiliated 4-2 on the road to the expansion Montreal Impact. Since that game, the Dynamo's defense has bunkered down -- allowing just two goals in five matches. The offense has come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Trio of stars help Dynamo beat Philly

    Armed with a new 4-3-3 formation, the Houston Dynamo dominated possession and took down the Philadelphia Union 2-1 on Saturday night. And they did it with a trio of stars -- Brian Ching, Brad Davis, and newly acquired designated player Oscar Boniek Garcia. How new is Boniek Garcia? He arrived in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    USA-Italy Rugby: Yes, This Is A Kind Of a Big Deal

    During the 2011 Rugby World Cup, the United States Eagles had a decent shot to make it to the first quarterfinals in club history. And the Eagles played well for a half against the Italians before poor tackling did them in during a 27-10 loss. On Saturday, June 23, the two will meet for the first t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    BBVA Compass Stadium Has To Wait A Little Longer For Music

    The brand-new BBVA Compass Stadium, the home of the Houston Dynamo and TSU football Tigers, will have to wait a little longer for its first concert. Pop-country duo Sugarland has canceled its scheduled August 26 show at BBVA due to the ever-ambiguous "scheduling conflict," the stadium announced late ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    El Salvador vs. New Zealand: BBVA's First International Match Ends In A 2-2 draw

    So what do you get when you cross FIFA's 49th-ranked team against its 130th? You get BBVA Compass Stadium's first international soccer match featuring El Salvador and New Zealand. And it didn't disappoint. The 2-2 draw had more goals than either of the Dynamo's first two games at BBVA. A relativel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Dynamo Open Up BBVA With A Bang

    First achievements are always special. A baby's first step; special. Your first day of school or your first time having sex -- both very special moments. The Houston Dynamo officially unveiled BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday in front of 22.039 orange-clad fans. For the players walking down the tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    5 Things We Learned From The Dynamo's Loss To United

    On Saturday night, the Houston Dynamo did something they haven't done since 2009 -- lose to DC United. With the final score of 3-2 at RFK Stadium in DC, the Dynamo suffered just their second loss of the season. So far during their seven-game road stretch, the Dynamo have been a resilient bunch; ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    UH Releases Schedule for Last Season in Robertson Stadium & Conference USA

    The UH Cougars will be ending some relationships after this season -- they'll be leaving Conference USA for the Big East, and demolition crews will begin working on Robertson Stadium in December 2012. The school isn't sure yet where the 2013 football team will play while a new stadium is being buil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Dynamo Tailgating: There Are Limits

    A lot of fans rejoiced when the city eased off on anti-tailgating restrictions that would have barred the practice at the Dynamo's new downtown BBVA Compass Stadium. After opening the season with four straight road games, the Dynamo will finally open up their new park May 12, and they have announce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Dynamo Food Update

    BBVA Stadium, the shiny new home of your very own Houston Dynamo (and TSU) has announced its primary vendor, and it's not Aramark. Levy Restaurants, the same company that currently does the Rockets' food offerings, will be handling the food concessions at the new stadium. If you've never had any o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Sugarland Says It Will Play New BBVA Compass Stadium

    Updated with comments from BBVA Compass Stadium Director of Marketing, PR & Booking Gina Rotolo -- 12:24 p.m. Pop-country duo Sugarland will be playing the Houston Dynamo's new stadium, BBVA Compass Stadium, the band announced in a set of tour dates on its Web site. The show, scheduled for Aug. 26, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    City Says: Let The Downtown Dynamo Tailgating Begin!

    It's difficult to imagine a home Dynamo game without a festive tailgating scene that is celebrated by the senses of sight, sound and smell. The trouble is, the team is moving downtown and tailgating isn't allowed downtown. That problem has been solved, however. The city council voted this morning ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    BBVA Compass Tour de Houston

    On your mark, Madam Mayor

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