Located in Oneonta, New York, in 1979-2010, the National Soccer Hall of Fame will reopen in Frisco, Texas on Oct. 20, 2018, when the 2018 Enshrinement Ceremony at FC Dallas home Toyota Stadium will include the induction of the latest class of members, who will be announced in March.
"We are excited to see all the progress that has been made on what will be a truly special soccer experience at the new National Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco," said U.S. Soccer CEO and Secretary General Dan Flynn. "From the beginning, the Hunt Family has been a dedicated and passionate partner in building a first-rate Hall of Fame that ensures soccer fans will be able to celebrate the history of the beautiful game in the United States for generations to come. We are also grateful to the City of Frisco and the Frisco ISD for their help with this important project and couldn’t be happier with the results so far."
The opening weekend will also feature the 2018 Hall of Fame game between FC Dallas and a to-be-determined MLS opponent on Oct. 21, the NASL 50th anniversary game, and a concert.
The National Soccer Hall of Fame is a public-private partnership among FC Dallas, the City of Frisco, Frisco Independent School District and U.S. Soccer and is part of a a $55 million renovation at Toyota Stadium.
"October 20th can’t come soon enough," said FC Dallas president Dan Hunt. "Not only will this be a technology-driven experience that honors the men and women who made U.S. soccer what it is today, the National Soccer Hall of Fame will also provide outstanding educational opportunities for students across Dallas/Fort Worth. The clubs and new seats are game-changers that will offer unparalleled views for all guests who visit Toyota Stadium for games, concerts or any other special event."