U.S. Soccer Announce New Hall of Fame in Frisco, Texas

Hall of Fame

by DENY GALLAGHER

The U.S Soccer Hall of Fame officially has a new home in Frisco, Texas, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced on Wednesday.

The new Hall of Fame marks the beginning of a partnership between the federation, the Hunt Family, and FC Dallas to build a 24,000 square foot museum and event center right next to Toyota Stadium.

“We are thrilled that the National Soccer Hall of Fame Museum once again has a permanent home,” said U.S. Soccer CEO and Secretary General Dan Flynn. “It is truly fitting that we have found a partner in the Hunt Family, whose lasting legacy in the development and growth of soccer in this country will be further enshrined by housing this facility in their stadium. We are grateful to the City of Frisco and the Frisco ISD for helping ensure that soccer fans will be able to celebrate our history for generations to come.”

Much like the former Hall of Fame in Oneonta, New York, this venue will have a museum that will house memorabilia and trophies from the most iconic teams and moments of U.S. Soccer history. The three Women’s World Cups, the various men’s Gold Cup trophies, Olympic medals, and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup trophy highlight the collection. In addition, the memorabilia from the Americans win over England in the 1950 World Cup will also be on display for all to see.

The location makes this the first hall of fame in American sports that is attached to a professional stadium. Toyota Park will also serve as the home for the annual U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame inductions.

Partnering with FC Dallas and putting the Hall of Fame in Frisco, Texas, will stand as a monument to the history of the game in this country, and the late, great Lamar Hunt. Hunt, who is a 1982 inductee into the National Soccer Hall of Fame, is considered by many to be father of the modern game in this country.

“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 FC Dallas President 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.”

The new Hall of Fame will be apart of the south end of Toyota Stadium, and is expected to open in 2016.

  • i am the nacho man

    Been to that stadium and it fits well …. Lamar hunt along with Steve Ross , helped build soccer in this country …. Well deserve .