A new player for concertsThe Harris County-Houston Sports Authority agreed on a deal today to be the landlord for the Houston Dynamo in a new downtown stadium, an important -- but not final -- step on breaking ground.
Dynamo president Chris Canetti tells Hair Balls the new facility won't jus ... More >>
Do those cries of poverty add up?Several things happened last week on the edges of the sports world that, while interesting on their own, are even more interesting when connections are made.For instance, early last week, the sports blog Deadspin published the financial documents for several ... More >>
The bonds are junk, but so are the teamsThe Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, the entity created to build new stadiums for billionaire sports owners, has found itself reduced to junk-bond status.Kind of like the Astros, Texans and Rockets, really.Hotel occupancy and car rentals -- the magic ... More >>
This ball is shaped funnyThe world's biggest sporting event might be coming to a stadium near you, that is, if you want it here more than everyone else. A reception was held at City Hall Thursday to announce that Houston is holding the top spot in the bidding to host the FIFA World Cup in 2 ... More >>
Dynamo president Oliver Luck talked to media all morning about a new soccer stadium, what it will mean to the city and county and Dynamo fans, fun stuff like that. But when we spoke with him, he just wanted to talk about elephant sex. "What's the elephant gestation period, 18 months or something ... More >>
The greatest plan ever has been unveiled.Using absolutely no public funding, the city, by April 1, 2012, will get a 20,000 seat, $80 million Dynamo soccer/Texas State Southern University football stadium that will create a new section of downtown, which will undoubtedly boom with economic growth, ... More >>
Cue up the Queen, another one is biting the dust in Houston.Early Sunday morning (a/k/a An Ungodly Hour), that non-descript seven-story building at 2200 Post Oak, across from Maggiano's and Kenny & Ziggy's, will go boom.Streets nearby will be closed from 6 am until 9:15 am, although parking shou ... More >>