Hall of Fame construction in Texas to begin in 2016

The National Soccer Hall of Fame Museum, which lost its Oneonta, N.Y., home in 2010, will be resurrected at FC Dallas' Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, with construction beginning in 2016.

The U.S. Soccer Federation has partnered with FC Dallas, the City of Frisco and Frisco Independent School District to create the 24,000 square foot museum and event center.

Toyota Stadium will also become the permanent site for the annual National Soccer Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

FC Dallas’ stadium was built by American soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt, a 1982 inductee into the National Soccer Hall of Fame and 1999 Medal of recipient. Hunt, also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died in 2006. His son Dan Hunt is FC Dallas president.

"My father Lamar loved this game and he chased his vision of growing soccer in the United States with the same determination he brought to professional football," said Dan Hunt. "He had a vision of what the beautiful game could be in America and he spent years watching games and persuading friends to join him. This is an incredible opportunity to not only honor his legacy, but all of those who came before him, those who stood beside him, and those in the future who will endeavor to grow the sport of Soccer in America. Our family is thrilled to bring the National Soccer Hall of Fame back to prominence here in Frisco, Texas, in the last stadium my father built."

2 comments about "Hall of Fame construction in Texas to begin in 2016".
  1. Ric Fonseca, October 15, 2015 at 5:28 p.m.

    Congratulations on Texas landing the National Soccer Hall of Fame. I suppose one can say that building Halls of Fame - for whatever sport - in way out in the boonies is par for the course, because pray tell, how many soccer aficionados will go to Frisco, Texas (just where in sam's heck IS Frisco, Texas, anyway???)to visit the HoF, a valid question since not many folks knew where Oenonta, NY is and the old NsHoF was born? I seems to me that US Soccer Could've negotiated with a much more known locale, a travel hub, yes OK, I am biased, such as Los Angeles, or San Francisco, Chicago, or maybe even Dallas. Then again, I am wondering is the new Los Angeles Football Club hierarchy even mentioned to US Soccer that they're planning on building a World Soccer Hall of Fame (or some other similar-sounding name) when they build the new LA Football Club, on the site where the old LA Sports Arena now sits, and next to the LA Coliseum, LA Live, Staples Center, etc? Just the same, all the same, the very best to Frisco (hey, y'all are you sure it isn't short for San Francisco, Tex?) and the new US Soccer Hall of Fame!!!

  2. Ric Fonseca, October 15, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

    Wha happen? My comment did "not print!!!?
    IOn a few words, I just asked why in Frisco Texas and not a much more and better known metropolis, and are y'all sure that Frisco is not diminutive of San Francisco, Tex?

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