Dynamo Close To Stadium Deal

The Houston Dynamo may have a new stadium deal in place within the next couple of weeks, according to city officials.

The AEG-owned soccer team, which plays at Robertson Stadium, recently defeated the new England Revolution to win its second straight Major League Soccer championship. Now, AEG is laying plans to build a 22,000-seat, $70 million to $80 million stadium between the George R. Brown Convention Center and Minute Maid Park, according to the Houston Chronicle.

"I’m hopeful we can put a good (private-public) deal together," Andy Icken, the city’s deputy director of public works, told the paper. "If we’re going to be successful, we’ll be successful in the next two weeks."

AEG moved the franchise to Houston two years ago from San Jose, Calif. With a promise to build a stadium for the team. Oliver Luck, Dynamo president and GM, told the Chronicle the team has presented a good proposal to the city and is waiting for a response.

"We’re close to a deal. It’s really up to the mayor," Luck said.