Houston Dynamo has taken a step closer towards their new soccer-specific stadium after an impressive ground breaking ceremony.

It means construction is now underway on the 22,000-seater downtown stadium in Houston, Texas.

The Major League Soccer club is set to spend $110 million on the venue which is expected to be completed by April 2012.

"Now, our dream is coming true, and with this moment, our very own stadium will soon be a reality. We couldn’t be more excited and thrilled," said Dynamo president Chris Canetti.

The Dynamo moved from San Jose just over five years ago in an attempt to find a more suitable stadium. During that time, they’ve used the Robertson Stadium sharing with the University of Houston football team.

A delighted Dominic Kinnear, club coach, said: "It’s one of the main reasons why we came here a little over five years ago, so we’ve all been on the outside of it waiting for it to happen."

The new stadium means the Dynamo are poised to become the 15th MLS team to play in a soccer specific stadium leaving just three other clubs in the league without their own venue.

Posted on 05/02/2011