Toyota Stadium is a soccer-specific stadium with a 20,500-seat capacity, built and owned by the city of Frisco, Texas. Its primary tenants are Major League Soccer (MLS) team FC Dallas, which relocated from the Cotton Bowl in central Dallas, and Frisco Independent School District high school football games. It is also the future home of the National Soccer Hall of Fame with expected completion in winter 2018.
The stadium, which is located in Frisco, Texas, cost approximately $80 million, opened on August 6, 2005 with a match between FC Dallas and the MetroStars, which ended in a 2–2 draw. When first designed, the stadium's original seating capacity was 20,500 in a U-shaped design with one end of the stadium having a permanent stage for hosting concerts. Like many of the soccer-specific stadiums being built around the country, it is expected that the stadium will make a significant amount of revenue by hosting mid-sized concerts, as well as various other sporting events, such as high-school football games. The stadium includes 18 luxury suites as well as a private 6,000-square-foot (560 m2) stadium club.
The stadium played host to the 2005 MLS Cup final, seeing the LA Galaxy defeat the New England Revolution 1–0 in overtime for their second MLS Cup. It was also selected to host the 2006 MLS Cup, which ended 1–1 after overtime with the Houston Dynamo defeating the New England Revolution 4–3 on penalty kicks.
The complex also has an additional 17 regulation size, stadium-quality soccer fields (both grass and artificial turf) outside the main stadium. These fields are for practice by FC Dallas, matches for the FC Dallas reserve squad, and for hosting youth soccer tournaments. Youth tournaments that have made use of the complex include Dallas Cup, Olympic Development Program National Championships, and the USYSA National Championships.
From 2005 until January 2012, the naming rights to the facility were held by national pizza chain Pizza Hut, which is headquartered in nearby Plano, and the stadium was known as Pizza Hut Park. During the time in between Pizza Hut's loss of and Toyota's acquisition of the naming rights, the facility was known as FC Dallas Stadium.
Nicknames for Pizza Hut Park included PHP, the Hut, and The Oven, the latter referring to Texas' summer climate during afternoon games (and also because the field is well below ground level). On January 7, 2012, the contract linking the pizza franchise with the stadium expired and the site was renamed FC Dallas Stadium.
On September 10, 2013, FC Dallas reached an agreement with Toyota to rename its home field Toyota Stadium, whose United States headquarters will be in nearby Plano, Texas. The 17 practice fields around the stadium would be known as Toyota Soccer Center.
On October 14, 2015, plans were announced that the stadium would be the new home of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. In addition to the museum, the stadium will receive a wide range of renovations as part of a $39 million proposal. Improvement to the stadium are to include 3,000-square-foot private club to serve about 1,800 members, premium chair-back seats to replace bleacher seating, new team store, a 7,000-square-foot deck with bar and concession stands, and additional upgrades to the video and audio equipment through the stadium.
In 2008, the stadium hosted Christian radio station 94.9FM KLTY's Celebrate Freedom (presented by The Luis Palau Evangelical Association) on June 27–28 and heavy metal/hard rock festival tour Ozzfest in August.
|Date||Artist(s)||Opening act(s)||Tour||Tickets sold||Revenue||Additional notes|
|April 15, 2007||My Chemical Romance||Muse||The Black Parade World Tour||—||—||This concert was part of Edgefest.|
|April 28, 2007||Jimmy Buffett||—||Bama Breeze Tour||—||—|||
|April 26, 2008||—||The Year of Still Here Tour||—||—|||
|April 27, 2008||My Chemical Romance||Billy Talent
|The Black Parade World Tour||—||—||This concert was part of Edgefest.|
|August 9, 2008||Metallica||—||2008 European Vacation Tour||—||—||This concert was part of Ozzfest.|
|April 18, 2009||Jimmy Buffett||—||Summerzcool Tour||—||—|||
|May 2, 2009||Kenny Chesney||Lady Antebellum
|Sun City Carnival Tour||25,026 / 25,026||$1,840,494||This concert was abandoned due to torrential rain and lighting 50 minutes into the show. It was made up on May 17, 2009.|
|May 22, 2010||Jimmy Buffett||—||Under the Big Top Tour||—||—|
|September 18, 2010||Kiss||Pat Green
|The Hottest Show on Earth Tour||—||—|
|May 21, 2011||Jimmy Buffett||Ilo Ferreira||Welcome to Fin Land Tour||—||—|||
|April 22, 2012||Garbage||—||Not Your Kind of People World Tour||—||—||These concerts were part of Edgefest.|
|The Black Keys||Arctic Monkeys||El Camino Tour||—||—|
|May 4, 2013||Jimmy Buffett||Jackson Browne||Songs from St. Somewhere Tour||—||—|||
|June 21, 2014||Jackson Browne
|This One's For You Tour||—||—|||
|May 30, 2015||Huey Lewis & The News||Workin' n' Playin' Tour||—||—|||
|September 5, 2015||Ed Sheeran||Christina Perri
|May 28, 2016||Jimmy Buffett||Jerry Jeff Walker||I Don't Know Tour||—||—|||
|June 10, 2017||—||I Don't Know Tour||—||—||Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top was the special guest.|
|October 20, 2018||Imagine Dragons||—||[[Evolve World Tour||—||—|
|Events and tenants|
The Home Depot Center
|Host of the MLS Cup
|Host of the NCAA Division I Football Championship
SAS Soccer Park
|Host of the College Cup
WakeMed Soccer Park