The as-yet-uncompleted new Rio Grand Valley FC stadium now has a name, as the USL team announced a naming-rights deal with San Antonio-based supermarket chain H-E-B, resulting in H-E-B Park.
Terms of the deal were not released.
“We wanted a partner that is not only a brand that we all recognize, but we also wanted to make sure they have a deep commitment to the community,” said Rio Grande Valley FC Team President Bert Garcia. “We are delighted that H-E-B has made this commitment to the RGV FC Toros, the City of Edinburg, but more importantly the Rio Grande Valley. We look to make H-E-B Park the home of affordable family entertainment.”
The new stadium will feature a full-service restaurant and concessions, a park with a playground, an amphitheater with a capacity for 2,000 individuals, practice fields, executive lounges, a sports bar, 33 suites and a total capacity of 16,000. Suites include VIP amenities and a 16-seat capacity. Besides Rio Grand Valley FC matches, the new facility is expected to host Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash preseason matches, concerts and other community events.
The original plan was for the stadium to open at the beginning of the 2016 season, but delays have pushed back an opening date.
“H-E-B Park in Edinburg is a premier facility and we’re thrilled to have naming rights for the stadium,” said Linda Tovar, H-E-B Senior Manager of Public Affairs. “H-E-B is proud to celebrate the growing options for families both in our stores and out in the community. We are committed to the Rio Grande Valley, and this branding opportunity demonstrates the excitement and energy we share for the bright future of the Valley.”