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De La Hoya: Dynamo owners paid extra for downtown stadium

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09:21 AM ET 05.12 | Oscar De La Hoya knows a bit about promoting an event. The 39-year-old businessman, former boxer and superstar has as keen an eye for promotion as he did for a ruthless jab in the ring. And right now, the Dynamo minority owner is going orange, promoting the Houston Dynamo's new home, BBVA Compass Stadium. "It's not that the stadiums have to be on the outskirts, but we were persistent and we came up with more money out of our pockets as owners to have the stadium here. We didn't get any special help to build downtown. We wanted to make it easier on the fans so they would attend. That was our commitment. That's why we fought to build there. Other teams have their reasons to build elsewhere, but it was necessary for us to be close to the fans."

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May 13, 2012  09:47 AM ET

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May 13, 2012  09:49 AM ET

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzz.. Soccer??.. This is the USA.. we don't care about soccer!!

May 13, 2012  12:28 PM ET

Owners spending their own $ to build a fan-friendly stadium. That is why MLS is picking up steam as a sport in the States and will continue to do so.

Here is Seattle, it is THE hot ticket. Baseball and football are popular, but they are the big sports of the past--soccer is the sport of the future in the US.

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May 14, 2012  04:06 PM ET

First!

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June 18, 2012  10:04 PM ET

We didn't get any special help to build downtown.

 
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