Quick Facts

Quick Facts for BBVA Compass Stadium

Seating Capacity

22,000 (7,000 lower sections)

Location

Downtown Houston, East End

Groundbreaking

February 5, 2011

Scheduled Opening

May 12, 2012

Estimated Cost

$95 million ($60 mill. construction, $20 mill. infrastructure, $15 mill. land)

Suites

33 main suites located less than 10 rows from playing field, 2 party suites located in southeast corner

Club Seating Capacity

c. 1,100

Avg. Concourse Width

30 feet

Concession Stands

Full service stands throughout stadium, Local vendor booths in south end zone

Restrooms

In excess of current building codes

Main Gates

 4 main gates for fan entry/exit

ADA Accessibility

Stadium meets all ADA regulations

Main Video Board

25-ft x 40-ft LED high definition screen

Broadcast Booths

7 (4 radio, 3 TV)

Print Media Capacity

50

Playing Surface

Tifway 419 Bermuda grass, c. 90,000 square feet able to accommodate soccer, football, rugby, lacrosse

Stage

c. 5,000 square feet, located in south end zone with demountable seats and full rigging grid on canopy

Locker Rooms

1 Dynamo locker room, 4 multi-purpose team locker rooms

Site Size

12 acres (522,720 square feet)

Building Size

340,000 square feet

Highest Elevation

70 feet

Exterior Skin

94,000 square feet of aluminum panels

Panels

50 percent open to improve air flow

Structural Concrete

13,800 cubic yards

Structural Steel

2,200 tons

Site Concrete

3,200 cubic yards

Canopies

Extending 75 feet over east and west sidelines

Stage Canopy

Extending 125 feet over south end zone

Sustainability

BBVA Compass Stadium was awarded the LEED® Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in December 2012. The stadium has been identified as a pioneering example of new construction and sustainable design and is considered a leader in transforming the building industry.

* all numbers are approximate and subject to modification *

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