Will You Be At the National Soccer Hall of Fame Induction Concert?

By Racheal Brown
Sep. 04, 2019

The National Soccer Hall of Fame (NSHOF) decided a year ago to kick off their 2018 induction ceremony with a concert that included performances from The Revivalists and Imagine Dragons. The event was such a smashing success, organizers have planned another night of musical performances to open this year's ceremony. The induction concert is scheduled for September 21 and will be held at the Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. One Republic and The Fray are set to headline this year's concert. Maelyn Jarmon, the season 16 winner of 'The Voice,' will also perform at the event.

The Hall of Fame Experience

If you’re attending the Hall of Fame induction concert, you should make time to visit the Hall of Fame, itself. It’s a must-see for sports or soccer fans. The NSHOF is located in Toyota Stadium’s south end.

Visitors to the NSHOF will be able to view soccer memorabilia and enjoy interactive exhibits. The NSHOF consists of two parts, the NSHOF Experience and the NSHOF Club. The NSHOF Experience covers over 19,000-square-feet and uses immersive new technology to guide visitors through the history of the sport and all of its greatest players and coaches. There are interactive exhibits using VR and gesture technology and iconic soccer memorabilia. The NSHOF Club is a unique event space and includes 3,200 lower-level seats and 250 upper-level seats that are season tickets memberships for FC Dallas home games.

Accommodations in Frisco

You’ll want to spend some time in Frisco, Texas when you attend the NSHOF induction concert. As part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, it’s just about 25 miles from both Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field.

One of the popular hotels in the area is the Hyatt House Dallas/Frisco. Offering an indoor pool, 24-hour workout room, and free Internet access, it has fine amenities and a convenient location. The Omni Frisco Hotel is another good choice. Anchored by the Dallas Cowboys World HQ and 12,000-seat stadium, it could be another must-see destination for sports fans.

Things to Do in Frisco

When you travel to Frisco, Texas for the National Soccer Hall of Fame induction concert, there will be many other attractions to enjoy during your stay.

Comerica Center

Formerly known as Dr. Pepper Arena, the Comerica Center is the home of the Dallas Stars and is the top sports and entertainment arena in Frisco. In addition to sporting events, the state of the art arena hosts a number of concerts and family shows throughout the year. The Texas Legends of the NBA Gatorade League also call the Comerica Center home.

Dr. Pepper Ballpark

Dr. Pepper Ballpark is the home of the Frisco RoughRiders. The minor league baseball team plays in the class 2A Texas League. The stadium was built in 2003 and has a seating capacity of just over 10,000 fans. Dr. Pepper Ballpark has also played host to a number of functions provided by the city of Frisco, wedding receptions, religious services, and events by both charities and corporate entities.

The Ford Center at the Star

The Star is the practice facility and headquarters for the NFL's Dallas cowboys. The 91-acre development also includes a walk dedicated to the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor, the aforementioned Omni Hotel, and space for restaurants and retail businesses. The Ford Center is the stadium that was built on the facility and has a seating capacity of 12,000. Major League Lacrosse's Dallas Rattlers also play their home games at the Ford Center.

Toyota Stadium

Toyota Stadium is owned by the city of Frisco and is used almost exclusively for soccer games. The Major League Soccer club FC Dallas plays their home games at the stadium. The 20,500 seat stadium is also used for soccer games involving Frisco Independent School District teams. Toyota Stadium hosts the concert that will kick off this year's NSHOF induction ceremony.