Frisco Cited as Favorite to Host the National Soccer Hall of Fame
9 Sep, 2015
Frisco, Texas, is the front-runner to host the National Soccer Hall of Fame, according to the Washington Post.
Frisco’s Toyota Stadium, the complex built by Lamar Hunt as the home for his MLS team, FC Dallas, is a 20,500-seat facility that is home to 17 soccer fields and U.S. Youth Soccer's national headquarters. It is being suggested as the new home for the Hall of Fame.
An article in Soccer America says the Hall of Fame has been without a home since financial difficulties forced it out of Oneonta, New York, in 2010. The National Soccer Museum was established in Oneonta in 1979 and its home outside the upstate New York town was opened in 1999.
In 2010, U.S. Soccer relocated the Hall of Fame's collections and archives to a warehouse in North Carolina.
The Poconos, a Pennsylvania tourist destination, has expressed interest in re-opening the Hall of Fame, but multiple sources told the Washington Post's Soccer Insider that Frisco, which has an exclusive negotiating agreement with U.S. Soccer, was the favorite to host the Hall of Fame.