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The Houston Dynamo are back at BBVA Compass Stadium this Friday night to take on New York City FC, presented by Greater Houston Honda Dealers. Get the full scoop on everything you need to know to kick off your holiday weekend in your #HOUvNYC Gameday Guide below!
 

Schedule
12:00 p.m. // adidas Team Store Opens
5:00 p.m. // Parking Lots B & C Open
6:00 p.m. // Bud Light Beer Garden Opens
6:15 p.m. // Taste of EaDo and Audi Sport Club Open (Members
6:30 p.m. // Gates Open (Members)
6:45 p.m. // Gates Open (General Public)
5,000 Dynamo water bottles will be distributed courtesy of Greater Houston Honda Dealers
8:00 p.m. // Pregame Festivities
Postgame // Heineken Star Bar

Plan on arriving early to get through the gates!

 Getting To The Game

Plan your trip

Dynamo fans come from all over the Houston area to watch their boys in orange. Coming from Katy? Sugar Land? The Woodlands? Find the route that's best for you. Click here to map out your trip to BBVA Compass Stadium.

Parking

Cash lot and street parking is available around BBVA Compass Stadium, 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 cardholder experiences provided by BBVA Compass! 

Ride the Rail

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!

Catch a Lyft

As the official rideshare partner of the Houston Dynamo, Lyft is offering fans 25% off two rides to and from BBVA Compass Stadium (valid for both new and existing users). Use promo code GODYNAMO2018 in the Lyft app (iPhone | Android) for your rides to and from the game! The Lyft Drop Off and Pick Up Zone is outside the 76® Gate, at the corner of Walker St. and Hutchins St.

 Stadium Entry

Entry

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. The first 5,000 fans in the stadium will receive a free Dynamo water bottle, courtesy of Greater Houston Honda Dealers!

Some exciting updates have occurred at BBVA Compass Stadium, including new concessions and a few renamed areas. Get familiar with an updated stadium map here.

NOTE: We have upgraded entrance security with full-body metal detectors. This enhancement will make entry faster while keeping all fans in the safest possible environment.

Honda Owners

Honda owners can receive express entry into BBVA Compass Stadium once gates open at the new Honda Gate on the northeast corner of the stadium. Simply show your Honda keys at the Honda Express Entry Lane and bypass the lines!

Flash Seats

Flash Seats allows fans to manage game tickets safely and conveniently on their smart phones. Dynamo fans have three ways to access BBVA Compass Stadium with their ticket on gamedays:

  1. 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
  2. With a paper ticket purchased at the box office or shipped as part of season ticket packages
  3. 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.

BBVA Compass Cardholders

At every Houston Dynamo home game, BBVA Compass cardholders get exclusive access to enter the stadium through the Audi Sport Club by simply showing their BBVA Compass credit or debit card. The first 25 cardholders to stop by the BBVA Compass kiosk outside Section 102 can also receive free day passes to Comicpalooza.

Stadium Policies

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!

Giveaways

The first 5,000 fans receive a free Dynamo water bottle courtesy of Greater Houston Honda Dealers!

When walking to your seat, be sure to ask your nearest usher for a FREE Gameday Matchbook.

 Ticket Information

Purchase your Dynamo 365 Season Membership for 2018

Learn more about Dynamo 365 Season Memberships by stopping at the Membership table on the BBVA Compass Stadium concourse outside Section 220.

Patriotic Packs

If you purchased a Patriotic Pack, please stop by the sales and service center located near section 104 on the BBVA Compass Stadium concourse to pick up your voucher. Vouchers, valid for one (1) hot dog or order of nachos, can be redeemed at the following concession stands:

  • La Cocina (Sec. 105)
  • Pie  (Sec. 107)
  • East End Oven (Sec. 125)

Soccer on Tap

If you purchased a Soccer on Tap ticket package, please check in at the tent located on Orange Avenue (near the corner of Rusk St. and St. Emanuel St.) by Lucky’s Pub to pick up your passport and pint glass voucher beginning at 6 p.m. As a reminder, your Soccer on Tap passport entitles you to four 3 oz. samples and two full drinks. 

Since pint glasses are not allowed inside BBVA Compass Stadium at any time, you can redeem your pint glass voucher outside of the 76® gate on Orange Avenue beginning at the 75th minute of the match until 30 minutes after the final whistle.

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 beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Upgrade Your Seats

Looking to upgrade your experience for the match? Simply click here to find out how you can upgrade your seats or find great experiences such as watching warmups on the field or cheering for the team in the rally tunnel! 

Need tickets?

Still looking for tickets to the match? Click here to see what great seats still remain! 

 Pregame

O Capitán, our Capitán

In light of the events last week at Sante Fe High School, and with potentially having several students and faculty from Santa Fe in attendance, we will not fire El Capitán for this Friday’s game.

 Traditions

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.

Team Introductions

Be loud and be proud by yelling the last names of your Dynamo as the starting lineups are announced.

Scarves Up

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!

Corner and Goal Kicks

Make sure you stand for corners and yell "Ooooh Houston" on goal kicks.

Dynamo Goals

Go crazy when we score!

Streamers

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.

76® Minute Promotion

When the Dynamo score, you score! When your Houston Dynamo score a goal during the 76th minute* of a home game, all the fans in the stadium win free gas*, courtesy of 76®! Never in the history of the game has the 76th minute been this thrilling. Find a station near you at www.76.com/station-finder.
*Complete terms and conditions for this promotion at www.76Minute.com

 Around The Concourse

Concessions

We've upgraded and updated our concession stands throughout BBVA Compass Stadium! You'll notice a fresh, energetic look at our stands with faster service and higher quality food. View our full concessions stands map to find the perfect local flavors to satisfy your gameday cravings!

Kick it in the Corners

Visit our new corner fixtures in the BBVA Compass Stadium concourse for new and improved service options featuring a variety of specialized offerings and socializing points.

  • The Market in the northwest corner is a mini self-serve bar with beer, wine, grab ‘n go ice cream, as well as fresh fruit and healthy options to pick up on the way to your seats.
  • Diesel’s Kids Corner in the northeast corner is for our young appetites – everything portioned for kids and priced $4 or less.
  • El Parque can be found in the northeast corner, and is a beer trough with ice cold beer and bench seating for you to relax before kickoff.
  • La Copa is a frozen drink wall in the northwest corner with six delicious flavors to carry you through the Houston summer.

CenterPoint Energy Dynamo Photo Booth

Get that perfect photo from the Dynamo game to post on social media at the CenterPoint Energy Photo Booth. Located on the BBVA Compass Stadium concourse at Section 104. Props include Dynamo player cutouts or create your own GIF!

BBVA Compass Charging Station

We know sharing your experience during a Dynamo game is important to you. Thanks to our friends at BBVA Compass, you don't have to worry about your phone battery dying while at BBVA Compass Stadium. Simply stop by a BBVA Compass Charging Station location on the concourse at Section 102 or in the BBVA Compass Vault.

Merchandise

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. Dynamo 365 Members, don't forget that you receive 15% off your total purchase with your member card! Since game day is on Friday this week, the store will open at Noon, so come by early and get kitted out!

 After The Game

Heineken Star Bar

Keep the good times going at the Heineken Star Bar, located on the south end of the stadium in the Taste of EaDo. The Heineken Star Bar 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:

  • 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