Shell Energy Stadium in Houston (formerly BBVA Compass Stadium, BBVA Stadium, then PNC Stadium) is an American multi-purpose stadium located in Houston, Texas that is home to the Houston Dynamo, a Major League Soccer (MLS) club, the Houston Dash of the National Women’s Soccer League, and Texas Southern Tigers football. Shell Energy Stadium opened on May 12th, 2012, and has a capacity of 22,039.

Shell Energy Stadium has gone through several name changes, previously being known as BBVA Compass Stadium (2012–2019), BBVA Stadium (2019–2021), and PNC Stadium (2021–2022). Shell Energy announced in January 2023, that it acquired the stadium’s naming rights, agreeing to an 8-year, $40 million deal. Shell Energy Stadium will now feature new marquee signage at the north end, and Shell Energy signage and branding prominently displayed throughout the venue.  In addition to the naming rights agreement, the Club and Shell Energy aim to reduce the Club’s scope one and scope two greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2026 from a 2018 base year.

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How to Get to Houston

The nearest international airport to Shell Energy Stadium is George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), which has international and domestic flights to/from Houston, Texas and is 20 miles from the stadium. Several airlines offer direct flights between the two and the flight time from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is approximately 10 hours and 15 minutes.

If you are already in the US and looking to travel to/from Houston, then you have the choice of most US domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

There are several public transportation options available around Shell Energy Stadium. The METRORail will drop you off right in front of Shell Energy Stadium via the EaDo Stadium Station on the Green and Purple Lines. METROLift buses also service the stadium. You could also make use of free apps such as Moovit to get real-time timetables, maps and directions to the arena using local public transportation systems.

Rideshare services are also available in the vicinity. For a safe and secure pick-up and drop-off, Shell Energy Stadium recommends using the corner of Hutchins St. and Walker St. as a meeting location for ride-sharing services.

Staying in Houston

East Downtown (EaDo) Houston has a lot to offer tourists. If you love art, music, food, and sports, EaDo is the perfect spot for you. You can catch a game at Shell Energy Stadium, explore the streets filled with art, or treat your palette to some of the best bars and restaurants in Houston.

Beyond the Airbnb and Sonder options there are many hotels nearby to suit all budgets, which can be booked directly or via one of the hotel reservation booking sites. Some options close to the stadium include the Hilton Houston-Americas and the Marriott Marquis Houston.

Houston Dynamo FC Tickets

The Houston Dynamo FC sell their tickets via SeatGeek.

The official ticketing partner for the MLS is Ticketmaster.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown are before the selling platform fees are added, so take time to have a read of my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the team’s Mobile App to your phone as it contains much Gameday information for the stadium.

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