The Houston Dash will play this weekend, though not at their home field of BBVA Compass Stadium. Instead, the team will travel to Frisco, Texas and host Seattle Reign FC at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The game’s relocation is due to widespread flooding and damage in Houston and the surrounding area after Hurricane Harvey’s landfall.
The match, scheduled for this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, will be presented by the FC Dallas Foundation. General admission tickets for the game are $20, and all proceeds will go to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Tickets may be purchased via the FC Dallas website or by calling 888-FCD-GOAL.
The Dash will travel on Wednesday for training in Frisco ahead of Sunday’s match.
“On behalf of the Dash, I want to sincerely thank the Hunt family and our partners at FC Dallas for stepping up to assist our club in this time of need,” Dash president Chris Canetti said in the team’s official release. “We are thankful for the opportunity to play this match in Frisco and that the FC Dallas Foundation will be using the event as a benefit to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. This is a great example of the soccer community uniting to help one another in difficult times.”
“We are sincerely appreciative of FC Dallas and Toyota Stadium for their willingness to assist the Houston Dash and NWSL in staging this game in Frisco,” NWSL Managing Director of Operations Amanda Duffy said. “Given the impact of Hurricane Harvey and the current circumstances in the greater Houston area, it was necessary to find a solution for this game that prioritized the safety of the players, staff and fans during this challenging time. We are grateful to the FC Dallas foundation for providing their support for this game and helping to benefit the American Red Cross.”
The NWSL also has a list of resources on how its fans and supporters can help the community of Houston after Hurricane Harvey.