Note: See below for an update.
The new stadium for the Houston Dynamo soccer team will likely be built downtown, on some surface parking lots across the highway from Minute Maid park. Negotiations between the city and the team focusing on that site are set to take place very soon. That’s big news for residents of the Stanford Lofts, until now a lonely building set a few blocks away from downtown’s hubbub. Miya Shay explains:
This is good news for sports fans, bad news for people who paid a premium for the Stanford Lofts. When those guys bought the high priced condos, they were told the parking lot in front of the lofts will NEVER be built on. Oh well, such is progress. Now, a portion of the parking lot will be used for the Dynamo stadium. No more unobstructed views of downtown!
Well, just wait until the new stadium plans are unveiled, okay? Maybe there’ll be a nice gap in the stands right at midfield, and the folks looking out their windows from the Stanford Lofts will have great views of all the games, for free. No lines at the restrooms, either.
After the jump, some unobstructed views.
The future stadium site in the foreground:
And an interior view of one of those new luxury boxes:
Update, 12/6/07: Looks like those views might be safe after all.
- We told you so . . . ;) [Houston Political Blog]
- Let’s make a (stadium) deal [Houston Chronicle]
- Sugar Land Halts Talks For Dynamo Soccer Stadium; Concert Center Still A Go [Fort Bend Now]
Photos: Stanford Lofts Units #201, for sale (cheap!) and #309, for lease, at HAR.com