The 2017 Texas Derby comes to BBVA Compass Stadium this Friday when the Dynamo take on FC Dallas. Get the full scoop on everything you need to know in your #HOUvDAL Gameday Guide below.
Plan your trip
Dynamo fans come from all over Houston to watch their favorite team in orange. Coming from Katy? Sugar Land? The Galleria? Find the route that's best for you. Click here to map out your trip to BBVA Compass Stadium.
Cash lot and street parking will be available surrounding BBVA Compass Stadium. There are no parking conflicts this year (yay!), but be sure to give yourself plenty of time to enjoy all the pregame festivities!
BBVA Compass Cardholders - Free (yes, free) parking is available in a designated area in Lot C for the first twenty (20) customers to show their BBVA Compass credit or debit card upon arrival. Click here to learn about other Bright Experiences, presented by BBVA Compass!
Need a lift?
Catch a FREE RIDE on the METRORail! Simply show your Dynamo match ticket or Season Ticket Member card and you're on your way! not only is riding the METRORail environmentally friendly, it also saves you time and money!
Let's go, D_NAMO
Looking for a good photo op? Stop by the newest addition to BBVA Compass Stadium, located on the stadium's north end along Texas St. and be the "Y." Be sure to share your posts using #ForeverOrange! View the video below to learn more.
Texas Street Fest
The Texas Street Fest is located along Texas St. on the north side of BBVA Compass Stadium and is perfect for families looking for something to do before the match.
You can event stop by Diesel's Den for the chance to say "hi" to your favorite fox!
Bud Light Beer Garden
Get your gameday started in the Bud Light Beer Garden with Bun B! The Houston Legend hits the Bud Light Beer Garden Stage at 7:00 p.m. Swing by before heading to BBVA Compass Stadium for cold brews and hot tunes! If you haven't already done so, grab a Bud Light Beer Garden ticket package and get one match ticket and two pregame drinks, all for only $36!
You may have heard about our switch to Flash Seats. This move allows fans to manage game tickets safely and conveniently on their smart phones. With the move, Dynamo fans now have three ways to access BBVA Compass Stadium with their ticket on gamedays:
- By using Flash Seats, either via the Flash Seats App or through the credit card, driver's license or Season Ticket Member card associated with their Flash Seats App account
- With a paper ticket purchased at the box office or shipped as part of season ticket packages
- With an e-mailed ticket, either on a smart phone or printed at home
Click here to learn more about Flash Seats or for a list of Frequently Asked Questions.
The 76® Gate, located on the southwest side of the stadium, will open for Dynamo Season Ticket Members at 6:15 p.m. Simply access the area including the Taste of EaDo using the 76 gate.
All gates will open for Dynamo Season Ticket Members at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to check in at the match on Orange Rewards, using your mobile app for iPhone or Android to earn points for future prizes!
All gates will open to the general public at 6:45 p.m.
A few things have changed at BBVA Compass Stadium, including new gates and a few renamed areas. Get familiar with an updated stadium map here.
BBVA Compass Cardholders
At every Houston Dynamo home game, BBVA Compass cardholders get exclusive access to enter the stadium through the VIP Club by simply showing their BBVA Compass credit or debit card. Click here for more information on Bright Experiences that will pop up over the course of the season.
Always be prepared - get a list of items prohibited at BBVA Compass Stadium here. Pro tip: Umbrellas are not allowed inside the stadium, but ponchos are available for purchase inside the adidas Dynamo Team Store!
Grab breakfast the day of the game at Taco Bell and bring your receipt to Section 104 - the first 15 people to do so get to watch warm-ups from the field!
Bud Light Beer Garden ticket packages
If you purchased a Bud Light Beer Garden ticket package, please check in at the tent located by Lucky's Pub to pick up your drink tickets.
Papa John's 4-Pack
If you purchased a Papa John's 4-Pack, please pick-up your pizza voucher at the sales table located at Section 220. Vouchers can be redeemed at any of the Papa John's locations on the BBVA Compass Stadium concourse (Sections 107, 125 & 138).
Bun B Pregame Concert
Houston Legend Bun B will take the Bud Light Beer Garden Stage at 7:00 p.m. to kickoff the night of fun.
La Barra MLS Pregame Show
The La Barra MLS pregame show will broadcast from the Tecate Social from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
O Capitán, our Capitán
Be sure to be in your seats early as Miami Heat player and Houston native Justise Winslow leads the pregame ceremonies with the firing of El Capitán!
Bud Light Good Sport Challenge
Help the Dynamo win points in the Bud Light Good Sport Challenge - all you have to do is follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and be on the look out for our Bud Light Good Sport Challenge post the day before the match. Like, share and comment #ResponsibleDynamo to help us earn points!
Whether you are Forever Orange or attending your first Dynamo game, here's a reminder of how you can be a part of the match.
Be loud and be proud by yelling the last names of your Dynamo as the starting lineups are announced.
When the Dynamo enter the field prior to kickoff, stand and raise your scarves as they are introduced and come onto the pitch. Don't have a Dynamo scarf? Head to the adidas Dynamo Team Store located on the north side of the concourse before heading to your seat!
We are Orange
Join in as the supporters groups lead the crowd in "We are Orange" immediately following the national anthem. Don't know the words? It's simple, repeat after us (and sing it to the tune of Bonnie Tyler's "It's A Heartache":
We are Orange.
Forever we are Orange.
Forever we are Orange.
Forever we are Ooo-Orange.
At select seats, a Dynamo streamer will be provided. When the Dynamo score a goal, throw your streamer high in the air. Streamers are also available for purchase at the Dynamo adidas Team Store. But please remember to follow the fan code of conduct and never throw a streamer onto the field or at any player or official.
Charity of the Match
Join us as we celebrate our Charity of the Match, Footsteps For The Fallen. Founded in 2014, Footsteps For The Fallen is the only Texas statewide charitable organization that awards scholarships to the children of Texas Firefighters, EMS First Responders & Law Enforcement. Their mission statement: The mission of Footsteps For The Fallen is to honor all Texas First Responders. We are compassionately devoted to assisting the children of Texas First Responders with scholarships while honoring the memory of the fallen.
What's a game without a snack? (Answer: a game without a snack). Fuel up at one of our many concessions stands. Be sure to also visit the south side of BBVA Compass Stadium and get a Taste of EaDo! Some of our newest food options include: tacos, pub food, ice cream and international brews!
Papa John's is available throughout the BBVA Compass Stadium Concourse with locations at Sections 107, 125 and 138. Be sure to checkout the Papa John's 4-Pack if pizza is your meal of choice for Dynamo soccer.
Gear up the season with a trip to the adidas Dynamo Team Store! Swing by before the game (or during halftime) and grab some new Dynamo swag including the Item of the Game, Come And Take It Dynamo Scarf.
Don't miss the halftime entertainment on the pitch.
Postgame Fireworks presented by Kroger
In honor of the Texas Derby, the Fireworks presented by Kroger will be set to the sounds of some of the state's most famous artist.
BHP Billiton Man of the Match
Game winning goal? Jaw dropping save? After each home match we recognize the Dynamo player who shined brightest. Be sure to stick around to see who will be the BHP Billiton Man of the Match!
Keep the good times going at Tecate Social, located on the south end of the stadium as part of the all-new Taste of EaDo. Tecate Social is open up to an hour after the game, and alcohol sales resume approximately 15 minutes after the final whistle.
Hold on to that ticket...
Check out a few offers from our partners:
- Taco Bell - If the Dynamo score off a corner kick, fans will receive a free taco with a ticket stub or member card for 24 hours after the game at participating locations
- Jack in the Box - If we win, you win! Use the phrase "Dynamo Win!" the day after a Dynamo home win for a free Jumbo Jack with any menu item purchase at participating Houston area Jack in the Box locations
- Raising Cane's - If the Dynamo score two or more goals, show your ticket or member card at Raising Cane's within 48 hours of the game and receive a free Box Combo with the purchase of a Box Combo