AEG Facilities-managed BBVA Compass Stadium (www.bbvacompassstadium.com) and the Houston Dynamo are proud to announce today that Levy Restaurants is the official restaurant partner of Houston’s newest downtown stadium, BBVA Compass Stadium, the home of the Houston Dynamo and Texas Southern University football. Levy brings exceptional food and hospitality to the Stadium throughout the building from concessions, to suites and clubs. Chicago-based Levy Restaurants is a James Beard and Ivy Award-winning restaurant company that transformed dining at major sporting and entertainment venues across the country.
“We are very excited to have Levy Restaurants as our food and beverage partner at BBVA Compass Stadium,” said AEG Facilities’ BBVA Compass Stadium general manager Doug Hall. “They have a unique ability to deliver great food and great service in both the general concession areas and the premium areas. We think our fans will be very pleased with the variety and quality of the food and beverage they find around the stadium. We can’t wait for our first soccer match on May 12.”
“There are dozens of very positive developments surrounding the Dynamo and BBVA Compass Stadium, and this partnership with Levy is among them,” said Chris Canetti, president of the Houston Dynamo. “They have a proven track record in our industry and in our market, and I know that Dynamo fans will be impressed with the quality of their service. We are happy to and fortunate to have them as a part of our team.”
Fans will get a chance to experience state-of-the-art facility when the stadium officially opens on May 12, when the Dynamo face-off against D.C. United. The new stadium features 33 suites and a total capacity of 22,000. BBVA Compass Stadium will be a state-of-the-art, open-air stadium designed to host Houston Dynamo matches and Texas Southern University football games as well as additional professional, collegiate and community sporting events, concerts, exhibitions, conventions and special events. The 340,000-square foot venue will be the first soccer-specific stadium in Major League Soccer located in a city’s downtown district. With its downtown location, the new stadium will be a part of a true ‘Stadium District,’ which includes Minute Maid Park and the Toyota Center, as well as the George R. Brown Convention Center, Discovery Green, Warehouse Live and House of Blues.
“The Dynamo bring world-class soccer to the great city of Houston and we are thrilled to welcome fans with the big flavors of Texas and down home hospitality,” says Andy Lansing, President and CEO, Levy Restaurants. “BBVA Compass and the Dynamo have given Houston fans a spectacular new venue and we are looking forward to an exciting opening match and a terrific inaugural season at the stadium.”
BBVA Compass Stadium is part of the AEG Facilities global network of elite sports and entertainment venues spanning five continents and joins 100 facilities in the worldwide portfolio, including STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif., The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., The O2 Arena in London, O2 World Berlin in Germany, the Globe Arenas in Stockholm, Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, MasterCard Center in Beijing and Pernambuco Stadium in Brazil, to name a few.