City of Dallas

On April 13, 2014, when the city welcomed the Dallas Cup to Moneygram Soccer Park, visitors, fans, and young soccer players from 100 countries enjoyed world class soccer. While young players traveled many miles for the tournament, the journey for the city began years earlier. In 2002, the city recognizing the need for both tournament-level soccer facilities and additional parkland in northeast Dallas, identified a former landfill and illegal dump as a potential location. Through bond elections and grants, the city purchased the site and began extensive remediation. Drainage, foundations, turf selection, building materials, lighting, paving, landscaping, and irrigation plans were scrutinized and refined in light of the initial investment and cost to future generations. The complex has become a highly sustainable municipal asset thanks to thoughtful planning, commitment, and public/private partnering.

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