On Saturday, July 4, there will be lots fireworks at Toyota Stadium when FC Dallas takes on the New England Revolution in a match, presented by TXU Energy, that could prove vital to the playoff hopes of both clubs.
The Revolution, led by U.S. Men's National Team standout, Juan Agudelo, is coming off a brilliant 2014 season that led them into the MLS Cup Finals.
Both clubs will be hungry for the three points that can be earned in league play this Saturday night. FC Dallas is coming off a much needed 2-0 win over the rival Houston Dynamo, after returning from the longest road stint in club history. That win boosted their home record to 5-2-1 for the season, heading into the Fourth of July match.
This will be the eighth annual Fourth of July match at Toyota Stadium, and it will be the biggest premier match of the 2015 season. The game has sold out the last five years as fans come not only to cheer on FCD, but also to celebrate the holiday with a fireworks extravaganza. Some 30,000 people are expected in the area Saturday for Frisco's Freedom Fest and the FC Dallas match. Freedom Fest, which takes place before the match, across the street at Simpson Plaza, is an area-wide festival celebrating the nation's independence, that includes live music, food, a Hometown Hero exhibit and more.
Gates at Toyota Stadium will open at 7 p.m. for pre-match activities, such as a photo opportunity with FC Dallas defender Stephen Keel. The first 5,000 fans to arrive at the stadium will receive a light-up Bam-Bam stick courtesy of TXU Energy.
The patriotic atmosphere will be electric for this much anticipated east-west clash, which begins at 8 p.m. Ten minutes following the final whistle, fans will experience a 20-minute fireworks show, presented by TXU Energy, which has been recognized as one of the biggest July 4 pyrotechnic shows in all of North Texas. Due to the popularity of this event, only a limited amount of tickets remain. Visit FCDallas.com or call 469-FCD-GOAL (323-4625) for more information.
About FC Dallas
A member of Major League Soccer since its inception in 1996, FC Dallas is owned and operated by Hunt Sports Group. The franchise was originally known as the Dallas Burn, changing to its current name prior to the 2005 season. The professional team plays from March to November at Toyota Stadium in Frisco. One of the first soccer-specific stadiums built in the United States, the venue plays host to Major League Soccer matches, concerts, international soccer matches and high school football. The 145-acre Toyota Soccer Center also includes 17 regulation-sized, tournament-grade soccer fields and is also home to the organization’s nationally-renowned youth development system. For more information about FC Dallas, call 469-365-0000 or visit fcdallas.com. For ticket information, call 1-888-323-4625 or visit fcdallas.com/tickets.