FRISCO, Texas – FC Dallas kicks off its 25th season in Major League Soccer against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, February 29 at Toyota Stadium in a match presented by AdvoCare at 5PM. Here are promotional details and Matchday information for CELEBRATE25 Night at Toyota Stadium.
TICKET AVAILABILITY: Limited seats remain for the match and can be purchased at FCDallasTickets.com.
TIMELINE: FC Dallas encourages fans to arrive early for CELEBRATE25 Night. Please refer to this timeline to help plan your visit to Toyota Stadium:
· 2PM – Parking lots open
· 2:45PM – FC Dallas players begin arriving at the southwest entrance of Toyota Stadium, which is adjacent to the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Fans are welcome to greet players upon arrival.
· 3:30PM – Gates open
WIN CHICK-FIL-A FOR A YEAR: In honor of FC Dallas’ 25th season in MLS, Chick-fil-A is giving away free Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches for a year to 25 lucky fans at Dallas’ match against the Union. A scratch-off card (one per person) is available to all guests who visit Toyota Stadium on Saturday. While every card is a winner, 25 of them have the grand prize of free Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches for a year. For complete rules and regulations, please visit FCDallas.com/ChickfilAForAYear.
PREGAME SCARFER AND HALFTIME PENALTY KICK: Dave Dir, the first head coach in Dallas Burn history, will serve as the honorary scarfer before the match and will take a penalty kick at halftime with a chance to win a $500 donation to local children’s hospital on his behalf from FC Dallas.
Dir served as the Dallas Burn head coach from 1996-2001 and won the 1997 U.S. Open Cup with the club. He won 81 matches in his MLS coaching career, ranking him 10th all-time in regular season wins among all MLS head coaches (81).
PREGAME SCARFING CEREMONY: FC Dallas’ pregame tradition of scarfing the Lamar Hunt statue prior to the match will now take place approximately 15 minutes prior to kick. All ticketed guests can experience the ceremony at the base of the statue which is located on the north concourse of Toyota Stadium.
SEASON OPENER NOTES: The February 29th opener marks the earliest date that Dallas has ever kicked off the regular season. Dallas is 12-4-8 all-time in season openers and 13-4-7 in home openers with a 10-match unbeaten streak. At Toyota Stadium, Dallas is 8-1-5 in home openers.
ADDITIONAL PROMOTIONS AND MATCHDAY DETAILS:
MERCHANDISE SPECIALS: Celebrate 25 years of FC Dallas soccer with merchandise specials at all FC Dallas fan shops at Toyota Stadium:
· Guests who purchase a new 2020 Legacy jersey at any Toyota Stadium fan shop will receive an AdvoCare gift package.
· Score a pregame training top for only $25 when purchased with a Chase credit or debit card.
WEAR A JERSEY TO THE GAME, GET STADIUM CASH: All ticketed guests who wear an FC Dallas or Dallas Burn jersey to Saturday’s match receive $5 in Toyota Stadium cash upon entry. To purchase an FC Dallas jersey to wear to the game, please visit Soccer90 at Toyota Stadium or online at MLSStore.com.
HEINEKEN 0.0 MOBILE BEER GARDEN: FC Dallas has partnered with Heineken 0.0 to construct a mobile beer garden located on the north concourse of Toyota Stadium. The space will feature umbrellas, tables, stools, cornhole and samples of Heineken 0.0, Heineken’s non-alcoholic beverage for fans who want the taste of beer without the alcohol.
PARTY AFTER THE MATCH: Immediately after the final whistle of the match, all guests are invited to visit the Hall of Fame Club and the Winners Club presented by WinStar World Casino and Resort for our postgame parties to enjoy $5 beer and $5 Crafty Cocktails. Please note: club spaces are only open to Season Ticket Members and Suite Holders during the match.
SEASON TICKET MEMBER ENTRY: In 2020, the entry process for all fans attending FC Dallas matches at Toyota Stadium will be more efficient. The West and Northwest Gates and entrances will be exclusive to Season Ticket Members. All other guests may enter via the Northeast, AdvoCare East and Southwest Gates.
SECURITY: To ensure the safety of all fans who visit Toyota Stadium, guests will be screened using handheld security scanners at entry gates. Toyota Stadium’s clear bag policy is in effect for every event at Toyota Stadium. You can find a complete list of policies for FC Dallas matches at FCDallas.com/policies.
PARKING: Guests who visit Toyota Stadium for FC Dallas matches and are not a Season Ticket Member will pay $10 per car (cash or card only) to park in the Sienna Blue, Corolla Red, Highlander Green or RAV4 White lots. Click here for the Toyota Stadium Parking Map. Season Ticket Members will receive complimentary parking in the Sienna Blue, Corolla Red, Highlander Green and RAV4 White lots.
RIDESHARE DROP-OFF LANE: Guests opting to use a rideshare service, should select Toyota Stadium (9200 World Cup Way; Frisco, TX 75033) as their destination. Please direct the driver to drop off at the northbound corner of World Cup Way and Lamar Hunt Way, which is located on the west side of Toyota Stadium.
MATCH COMMUNICATION: Fans should monitor @ToyotaStadiumTX on Twitter for the latest parking and guest service information.