The late Lamar Hunt
settled on Frisco, Texas, as the home for his MLS team, FC Dallas, which has played at the 20,500-seat Toyota Stadium for the last decade,
and it is the front-runner to host the National Soccer Hall of Fame, reported
the Washington Post.
The Hall of Fame has been
without a home since financial difficulties forced it out of Oneonta, N.Y., in 2010. The National Soccer Museum was established in Oneonta in 1979 and its home outside the upstate New York town was
opened in 1999.
U.S. Soccer relocated the Hall of Fame's collections and archives to a warehouse in North Carolina.
The Poconos, a Pennsylvania tourist destination, has
expressed interest in re-opening the Hall of Fame, but multiple sources told the Washington Post's Soccer Insider that Frisco, which has a exclusive negotiating agreement with U.S. Soccer, was the
favorite to host the Hall of Fame.
In addition to Toyota Stadium, the complex Hunt built is home to 17 soccer fields and U.S. Youth Soccer's national headquarters.