Dynamo unveil Methodist Champions Field

Club to begin training at Houston Amateur Sports Park immediately

The Houston Dynamo unveiled their new training field, the Methodist Champions
Field, at a press conference today held at the Houston Amateur Sports Park south
of downtown Houston. Sponsored by The Methodist Center for Sports Medicine, the
Methodist Champions Field will be home to most Dynamo training sessions,
effective immediately. The field will also host Dynamo reserve

“We are very excited to have a first-class facility for
our team,” Dynamo president Chris
Canetti said. “The Methodist Champions Field will be among the
elite training fields in MLS and give our players a great environment in which
they can best prepare for games. The addition of this field is another big step
in the right direction for our organization.”

View photos from the Methodist Champions Field

“I’m very excited about the opening about the complex,"
said Dr. Kaare Kolstad, orthopedic surgeon at the Methodist Center for Sports Medicine and Dynamo team
physician. “It will feature a state-of-the-art rehabilitation sports center with
lots of new, cutting-edge therapeutic technology.”

Dynamo head coach Dominic
Kinnear and players inaugurated the Methodist Champions Field
with their first training session today, and the club expects to continue
regular training sessions there. The Dynamo have trained at the Carl Lewis Track
& Field Complex at the University of Houston for the past five

“It’s nice to know that we have a field dedicated to us
where we can concentrate on playing soccer,” said Dynamo head coach
Dominic Kinnear. “We look forward to
the day when the training complex is complete. We want to thank the
Methodist Center for Sports Medicine and the City of Houston for working with
the Houston Dynamo in making this happen for our more than deserving team and

The Houston
Amateur Sports Park
is scheduled to open for public use this spring and is also home to the
Dynamo Academy. More information on reserving or
renting fields at the Houston Amateur Sports Park is available by contacting
Adrian Moses at AMoses@HoustonDynamo.com or by
calling (713) 276-7589.

The Houston Dynamo return to action this Sunday, April
17, facing the New England Revolution at Robertson Stadium. For tickets or more
information, please call 713-276-GOAL or click here.


The Houston Dynamo are a Major League Soccer club that
has won two MLS Cup championships in its first five seasons and represented the
United States in international competition four consecutive years from 2007-10.
For more information, log on to www.HoustonDynamo.com or call (713)

The Houston Amateur Sports Park, a Houston Parks Board facility
operated by the Dynamo, includes the Methodist Champions Field, one artificial
turf field, and five additional grass fields. The multipurpose fields are
expected to be used by the Houston community for soccer, football, rugby,
lacrosse, and more.


Injuries that once ended athletes’ ability
to participate in sports now can be repaired with little or no loss of function
by the Methodist
Center for Sports
Medicine’s highly-trained, world-class specialists. By providing sports
pre-habilitation (injury prevention), rehabilitation, surgery, and athletic
training services, the center helps ensure that both professional and amateur
athletes are prepared to engage safely in sports and to return to play as
quickly as possible after an injury. For more about the Methodist Center for Sports Medicine, call
(713) 790-3333 or visit www.methodisthealth.com.