Dynamo Stadium Plan Advancing

The city of Houston has offered $15.5 million to purchase five downtown blocks that could become the future site of a new stadium for the Dynamo. Located east of U.S. 59, the tract of land is located in the city's so-called "warehouse district" which has seen some recent loft-style residential development.

The city council could vote on the proposal as soon as Wednesday, but even if it passes, it doesn't necessarily guarantee that the land will be used to build a new home for the back-to-back MLS Cup winners. Mayor Bill White has said in the past that he doesn't want taxpayer money to be involved in the construction of a stadium. Therefore, the team would have to make a deal with the city to acquire the space.

"They identified this tract of land as one in which they would be interested," said Andy Icken, deputy director for Public Works and Engineering.

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