Address: 9200 World Cup Way, Frisco, TX 75033
Telephone: (214) 705-6700
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: The Toros
Year Ground Opened: 2005
Kit Manufacturer: Adidas
Home Kit: Red, white and navy
Away Kit: White
A lot of what you see of Toyota Stadium on approach depends on where you’re heading from. The west and east stands are nothing to write home about; you could literally be looking at any football stadium. That is not an accusation you can make of the other two stands. In respect of the north stand, you have the club shop, which you only see after passing a whopping 17 practice pitches on your route towards the stadium whilst the south stand boasts the main exterior attraction. What is it? The National Soccer Hall of Fame Museum. It’s accessible off Main Street and in addition to its striking design, it’s well worth a visit too – match day or not!
When it comes to the inside of Toyota Stadium there is one thing that will draw your eye; the north stand. It’s an unusual design but, actually, it’s pretty clever. First, you have a fairly limited number of metal seating supplemented by ground terraces come spectator patios (they call it the Beer Garden)but it’s what is overhead that grabs your attention. Rather than having a traditional roof, the design of the stand is a replica of something you might see over a garage forecourt with the stadium sponsor – Toyota – emblazoned upon it. Two large screens in either corner complete the stand.
The east and south stands are similar in that they’re single tier stands with rows of steeply positioned red seats with no roof covering at all. Then you have the west stand. Again, you have the bold red seats looming over the field of play from a single tier but at the top you have a range of VIP boxes on what are essentially stilts that overlook the fans below and the pitch.
First things first, inside Toyota Stadium you have over 30 eateries to choose from with a variety of menu options. These include everything from chips, nachos, tacos and burgers all the way through to vegan options and much more. Where drinking is concerned, you’ve got even more choice with beers to bubbles available in pretty much every corner of the stadium – although the ‘Beer Garden’ is the place to be.
Of course, it’s not only inside the ground where you can stuff your face before the game gets underway. Immediately to the south of the stadium, you have a handful of options including American and Mexican cuisine. That’s not where the real choice comes in though; that belongs to World Cup Way, which stretches the entire length of the west stand and beyond. The top rated restaurant down this long road is Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q; it’s just a seven minute walk to the stadium. World Cup Way is blessed with loads of places to grab a bite though and Rotolo’s Craft and Crust Pizzeria has a good reputation, as does Charminar Cafe that offers quality Indian food.
The downside to Toyota Stadium is where you want to find somewhere ‘just for a drink’. An eight minute walk to the east of the stadium you have Frisco Rail Yard but if you’re after a more upmarket pre-match beverage then you’ll need to keep walking; Eight 11 Place – a wine bar – is located on 6th street is 0.7 miles from the ground.
We’ll start our guide to the away fans with a reference to the loud and proud Dallas supporters; the so-called die hard Dallas fans tend to cluster down in the north west corner, which puts them close to the Beer Garden. The reason this is relevant is because opposition fans are situated in the south west corner. Most clubs avoid putting the away fans and hardcore home fans next to each other but many do set them opposite to help spread the atmosphere. That’s not the case at Toyota Stadium but visiting fans will at least have a decent view of the game.
The other good news is that they’re entitled to tap into most of the concession areas mentioned whilst access to the pre-game eateries is really simple from where their main entrance/exit is in relation to the restaurants.
The travelling instructions for getting to Toyota Stadium all lean towards arriving by car (or walking if you’re in the area, of course). Depending where you travel from, you’ll be coming in from goodness knows what angle. What we can detail though is the extensive parking options that will be available once you get closer to the home of FC Dallas. It’s a breeze. The closest car parks – Camry Lot and Tundra Lot – are for permit holders only but Corolla Lot, which runs from Technology Drive all the way down to Main Street is a free for all that is located close to the west stand and the aforementioned museum. You have a similar deal on the east side with the Sienna Lot.
We’re not done yet though. You can also park up to the north of the stadium in either the Highlander lots, which are located along Technology Drive and are three pitch lengths away from the nearest stadium entrance or, the furthest away recognised football car park is lot Rav4 off All Stars Avenue. It’s a 12 minute walk to the stadium from here.
If you’re planning to stay in Dallas on matchday then you’re not spoilt for choice in the immediate vicinity; at least not in terms of quality. The best rated hotel you have in a realistic walking distance is the Holiday Inn Express, which is just 0.1 mile away and costs just $100 a night. If you’re after a more luxurious stay then you’ll have to be content with two things; first you’ll be travelling around 3.5 miles on game day and, secondly, you’ll be splashing out around $350 a night to stay in the Canopy by Hilton because it’s head and shoulders the best option.
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