The Houston Dynamo Stadium Ribbon-Cutting Included Lasers and Daft Politicians

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

There’s a rule, passed down to generation after generation, that when a new building is opened by whomever is responsible for such things, there must be a ribbon-cutting. Never mind that the placement of the ribbon inside the building (on the field, actually, across the face of a goal) makes no sense, it’s a symbolic thing. Besides, there are local politicians who need to have their photos taken. Hence, the Houston Dynamo held a ribbon-cutting for BBVA Compass Stadium yesterday.

The two most noteworthy things to come out of this particular ribbon-cutting is that:

1. The Dynamo’s new joint has a lot of lasers. Perhaps this is so they can have really badass goal celebrations. Or maybe they plan to recoup some of the cost of building the place with late night laser light shows. Dude, we’re totally going to the soccer stadium to see the Pink Floyd laser show.

2. Houston’s local politicians are daft. This isn’t surprising, nor does it make them unique, but it’s still worth pointing out. Reports out of Houston are that more than a few dignitaries called the team “the Dynamos.” Yes, Americans have a mental block when it comes to singular team names. That’s not really an excuse.

And the outside:

BBVA Compass Stadium officially officially opens when the Dynamo host the DC United on May 12th.

Photos: Houston Chronicle

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