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Quick Facts

Quick Facts for BBVA Stadium

Seating Capacity

22,000 (7,000 lower sections)


Downtown Houston, East End


February 5, 2011

Scheduled Opening

May 12, 2012

Estimated Cost

$95 million ($60 mill. construction, $20 mill. infrastructure, $15 mill. land)


33 main suites located less than 10 rows from playing field, 3 party suites located in southeast corner

Club Seating Capacity

c. 1,100

Avg. Concourse Width

30 feet

Concession Stands

Full service stands throughout stadium, Local vendor booths in south end zone


In excess of current building codes

Main Gates

 4 main gates for fan entry/exit

ADA Accessibility

Stadium meets all ADA regulations

Main Video Board

25-ft x 40-ft LED high definition screen

Broadcast Booths

7 (4 radio, 3 TV)

Print Media Capacity


Playing Surface

Tifway 419 Bermuda grass, c. 90,000 square feet able to accommodate soccer, football, rugby, lacrosse


c. 5,000 square feet, located in south end zone with demountable seats and full rigging grid on canopy

Locker Rooms

1 Dynamo locker room, 4 multi-purpose team locker rooms

Site Size

12 acres (522,720 square feet)

Building Size

340,000 square feet

Highest Elevation

70 feet

Exterior Skin

94,000 square feet of aluminum panels


50 percent open to improve air flow

Structural Concrete

13,800 cubic yards

Structural Steel

2,200 tons

Site Concrete

3,200 cubic yards


Extending 75 feet over east and west sidelines

Stage Canopy

Extending 125 feet over south end zone


BBVA Stadium was awarded the LEED® Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in December 2012. The stadium has been identified as a pioneering example of new construction and sustainable design and is considered a leader in transforming the building industry.

Houston Clean


BBVA Stadium is proud to be apart of "Houston Clean" a network of venues and attractions across Houston who have come together to pledge to maintain the highest standards of public safety and health across our city, both for our community and all of our visiting guests. We pledge to research, curate and implement the most medically effective sanitation and social distancing measures available for the health of our patrons. Finally, we pledge to present clear, consistent and timely operating guidelines and procedures in a way that promotes efficient communication.

* all numbers are approximate and subject to modification *