The Houston Dash announced this afternoon that this weekend’s home match against the Seattle Reign had been moved to Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, home of MLS team FC Dallas. No changes to date, kickoff times, or streaming had to be made.
The move comes just days after the Dash’s home match against the North Carolina Courage was postponed in anticipation of excess rain and flooding resulting from Hurricane Harvey. The storm has caused extreme damage in Houston and other parts of Texas, and parts of the city are still underwater as rain continues to fall.
“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 announcement. “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.”
As Canetti said, proceeds from ticket sales to Sunday’s match will be donated to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Houston residents and season ticket holders that had tickets to Sunday’s match will be able to apply those to any remaining Dash home game this season.
“It’s such a challenging time for everyone in the greater Houston area,” FC Dallas president Dan Hunt added. “We’re happy to partner with the Houston Dash organization and help them work through this situation.”
The Dash will travel to Frisco on Wednesday and will train at Toyota Stadium over the next three days. They will then relocate to MoneyGram Soccer Park to train on Saturday ahead of Sunday night’s game. No word yet on when the Dash’s postponed match against the Courage will be made up.