FC Dallas has unveiled modified renderings for an ongoing renovation to Toyota Stadium‘s south end, including the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Work has been taking place this year on the Hall of Fame and related renovations. Currently the museum is set to be completed in 2018, and the project is on track after changes to the design.
In an interview this fall, FC Dallas president Dan Hunt told our own Jarah Wright that design changes to the project were taking place because of budgetary reasons, and that the overhauled plan could lead to a better finished product. With the new renderings for the plan now public, Hunt believes that the renovations are on track to greatly improve Toyota Stadium. More from Dallas News:
“It’s going to be monumental,” said Dan Hunt, president of FC Dallas.
Hunt Sports Group gathered with city and school officials for a ceremonial groundbreaking in May, but work quickly came to a halt when construction bids came in about $16 million over budget. The higher costs were the result of rising construction prices, higher concrete prices and a design that put the Hall of Fame on a newly built second level.
The redesign, discussed with the city in August, incorporates some efficiencies and integrates the Hall of Fame at street level with a club lounge in what Hunt calls a much better flow for the stadium.
Along with the Hall of Fame, the project will bring about several other enhancements to Toyota Stadium. New luxury and club seating will be installed, along with new locker rooms, upgraded audio and video features, a team store, and more.
For more on the project, see our preview from October.
Renderings courtesy FC Dallas.