Salute those who’ve served at the Houston Dynamo’s Armed Forces Appreciation Night

Armed Forces Appreciation Night | Photo courtesy of Houston Dynamo

Report to BBVA Compass Stadium and honor the men and women in uniform at Houston Dynamo’s eighth annual Armed Forces Appreciation Night, on Saturday, July 2, 2016.

Everyone is invited to enjoy a little red, white and blue with their orange, as the Houston Dynamo take on the Philadelphia Union in their quest for victory.

The Houston Dynamo will commemorate branches of the military with in-game celebrations and a patriotic postgame fireworks show, presented by Kroger.

Finally, remember to enlist friends and family to join the Houston Dash as they honor members of the military at their third annual Armed Forces Appreciation Night later this fall on Sunday, September 11, 2016.

Beer Garden at Orange Avenue

Pregame festivities in the Bud Light Beer Garden include a “Red, White and BBQ” presented by SportsRadio 610, with proceeds benefitting Patriots and Heros Outdoors.

Beer Garden Packages include a lower level ticket, two beers, and access to the Bud Deck during the game, as well as a live performance by the Josh Fuller Band.  In addition, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit food packages will be available for a $10 donation to Patriots and Heros Outdoors

The first one-hundred fans who present a valid military ID will receive a complimentary food package, courtesy of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit.

Continuing the Tradition of Giving Back

As a gesture of appreciation, individuals, companies or groups may support Armed Forces Appreciation Night by donating blocks on 10, 20, or 50 tickets for local military families to enjoy the game. Click here for full donation details or call 713-276-GOAL.

Supporters may also choose to give back, by purchasing an Armed Forces Appreciation Ticket Package. Each package will include one lower-level ticket to the Dynamo vs. Philadelphia Union game, and one lower-level ticket to be donated so that a veteran may enjoy a game free of charge. Click here to purchase Armed Forces Appreciation ticket packages.

Dynamo Boot Camp

If you’re a new recruit to the Dynamo community, you can quickly look like a pro by following the Dynamo fan chants and traditions.

  • Team Introductions – As the starting lineups are announced over the loudspeaker, join in and yell out each player’s last name.
  • Scarves Up – Stand and raise your Dynamo scarf when the team enters the field prior to kickoff.  If you want to join in but don’t have a scarf, visit the Dynamo Team Store located on the north side of the concourse before the game.
  • We Are Orange – Immediately following the national anthem, the Dynamo supporters groups lead this chant.  It’s easy to catch on, but a first-timer can memorize it here.
  • Streamers – At select seats, fans will find a Dynamo streamer waiting for them.  When the Dynamo score a goal, throw your streamer high in the air.  Streamers are also available for purchase at the Dynamo Team Store.  Streamers should only be thrown up and never onto the field or at any player or official.

Houston Dynamo Armed Forces Appreciation Night

  • houston dynamo armed forces appreciation night july 2016Date: Saturday, July 2, 2016
  • Time: 7:45pm
  • Location: BBVA Compass Stadium, 2200 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77003
  • Admission: Individual tickets start at $28; click here to purchase regular admission tickets. Armed Forces Appreciation Packages start at $70; click here to purchase these special ticket packages.  Bud Light Beer Garden Tickets are just $38; click here to purchase Beer Garden packages (21 and older).  
  • Parking:  Surface lot parking is available for a fee. Click here for details about shuttle parking. MetroRail is also available for free for anyone with a Dynamo game ticket.

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