Stadiums & Training Facilities
AT&T Stadium has already proved its capabilities to not only stand up to the test for NFL but also in the soccer realm. The first sporting event at AT&T Stadium, which opened in 2009, was the Concacaf Gold Cup Quarterfinal match featuring Mexico versus Haiti in front of a sold out, standing room only, crowd of 82,000. Concacaf Gold Cup matches have been held in AT&T Stadium in 2009, 2011, 2013 and most recently in 2017. The sport of soccer made history in AT&T Stadium as the first sporting event to take place in the newest and most impressive stadiums in the United States.
The international soccer presence at AT&T Stadium didn’t stop there. AT&T Stadium also played host to world-famous clubs Chelsea, Barcelona and Club America in the 2009 and 2011 World Football Challenge. The Mexican Men’s National Team has made AT&T Stadium their home-away-from-home having played premier friendlies in 2012, 2014, 2015, and has recently partnered with the region for their annual MexTour matches from 2018-2022.
Cotton Bowl Stadium
Cotton Bowl Stadium has been an iconic part of Dallas since its opening in 1932. This stadium best known for its football has been home to the SMU Mustangs, the Dallas Cowboys, the annual Red River Rivalry game between the University of Texas Longhorns and the University of Oklahoma Sooners since 1932, the State Fair Classic game between the Grambling State University Tigers and the Prairie View A&M University Panthers, and The Cotton Bowl from 1937-2010. However, the 10th largest stadium in the United States does not focus solely on football. It has hosted the FIFA World Cup games in 1994, the Gold Cup Games, MLS soccer, and a number of concerts like Elvis Presley and The Rolling Stones. This legendary facility demonstrated its commitment to remaining a world class facility by going through a set of renovations in 2008 that replaced all the seating, added a new state of the art video board, an exterior facade, and a brand new surface.
Toyota Stadium & Toyota Soccer Center, Frisco
One of the best and most unique soccer facilities in the world, Toyota Soccer Center is one of three US Soccer training facilities. The 145-acre multipurpose sports and entertainment facility located in Frisco is the home stadium for FC Dallas and hosts college football’s FCS title game, the Frisco Bowl, Concacaf Gold Cup matches, and a variety of concerts, tournaments, and other events. Included in the facility is a 20,500 state-of-the-art pro soccer stadium and 17 tournament-sized fields. Additionally, the National Soccer Hall of Fame opened in Toyota Stadium’s south end in 2018 as part of a more than $55 million renovation to the facility which included new locker rooms and two new club spaces.
MoneyGram Soccer Park, Dallas
MoneyGram Soccer Park is a 120-acre, 19-field soccer complex at Elm Fork in Dallas. Managed by FC Dallas, the facility features 14 full-sized fields and five junior fields to provide areas for all age groups. The venue hosts various events on both the local and national levels and is a tournament-grade facility that allows the sport of soccer to continue its growth in North Texas. MoneyGram Soccer Park is often utilized by many national teams for training during international friendlies, the MEX Tour, and Concacaf Gold Cup matches.
Southern Methodist University, Dallas
Westcott Field is the home turf for both the SMU men’s and women’s soccer teams. Both teams began competing at Westcott Field in 1994. The grass facility was used as a training site during World Cup USA ’94, with teams from Germany, Bulgaria, Sweden, and Holland practicing there prior to their games at the Cotton Bowl.
In 2020 it was announced that SMU alum Ray W. Washburn committed $5 million to enhance the student experience and elevate SMU’s competitiveness by establishing the Washburn Soccer and Track Stadium, which will begin upgrades on the old Westcott Field later this year. Additions include new stadium seating, locker rooms, team room/training rooms, as well as more convenient “on-field” access for athletes.
Patriot Soccer Field at Dallas Baptist University
Patriot Soccer Field is home to both the Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams at Dallas Baptist University. Located just below the Burg Center and adjacent to Horner Ballpark, the home for Patriots’ Soccer is one of the nation’s elite facilities in NCAA Division II Soccer.
Patriot Soccer Field has been the host site for both the 2012 and 2015 NCAA Women’s Division II South Central Region Tournament, where DBU was the No. 1 seed both years. Patriot Soccer Field also hosted the Women’s Heartland Conference Tournament in 2011 and 2015.
University of Texas at Dallas
The UTD Soccer Complex is second-to-none in the area with 10 fully-lighted fields, included four new fields added in 2011 at the cost of $1.2 million. The centerpiece of the soccer facilities is UTD’s Main Soccer Field, where both the men’s and women’s intercollegiate teams play home games in the fall. More recently, the lighting and grandstands for the field were upgraded in 2015 to accommodate increasing larger crowds.
Both the men’s and women’s teams have won American Southwest Conference championships in the last 15 years, and the Soccer Stadium has hosted several ASC Championship events, as well as its first NCAA Division III Tournament games in 2014 and 2015.
Rail Road Park, Lewisville
Opened in October 2009, Railroad Park was developed in one phase and is the largest single capital project in the history of Lewisville. The sprawling park features sixteen sports fields, a dog park, a skate park, three lakes for irrigation, and a 1 1/2 mile perimeter walking/jogging trail designed to connect to the regional Trinity Trail.
Eight soccer fields have been constructed at Railroad Park (two 100-yard youth fields and six 120 yard regulation fields).
Andy Brown West Park, Coppell
Located in Coppell, Texas, Andrew Brown Park West is an optimal location to host any team. A previous host to Concacaf and Major League Soccer, the Park has room for two full-sized soccer pitches and space for a warm-up area. The Parks and Recreation department of Coppell redeveloped the facility in 2017 to enhance the visitor’s experience.
Additional Facilities within the Dallas Region are being considered for training venues.