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Dynamo to Host Free Fan Fest on Saturday at BBVA Compass Stadium

February 7, 2013 - Major League Soccer (MLS) Houston Dynamo

HOUSTON, TX (Thursday, February 7, 2013) -- The Houston Dynamo will host a free Fan Fest on Saturday at BBVA Compass Stadium. Free parking will be available to fans in Lot C on the north side of the stadium (Texas St. at St. Emanuel St.), and fans may enter through the Statoil gate at the stadium's northwest corner.

The event will run from 12-4 p.m. and will include autograph and Q&A sessions with 13 Dynamo players, photo opportunities with the 2012 and 2011 Eastern Conference Championship trophies, Dynamo Girls appearances, interactive soccer games in the Kids Zone, prizes and more. The adidas Dynamo team store will also be open.

"I'm pleased to be able to have this event for Dynamo fans at our new home," said Dynamo president Chris Canetti. "It's the start of what will become an annual tradition and a great way to get excited about the upcoming season."

The following Dynamo players will be available for autographs: goalkeepers Tyler Deric and Tally Hall; defenders Corey Ashe and Kofi Sarkodie; midfielders Giles Barnes, Luiz Camargo, Ricardo Clark and Adam Moffat; and forwards Calen Carr, Brian Ching, Omar Cummings, Jason Johnson and Cam Weaver.

In addition, individual tickets for the first five games of the 2013 season will go on-sale to the general public at Saturday's Fan Fest. The first five games include: March 2 MLS season opener against D.C. United, March 5 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal vs. Santos Laguna, March 23 against Vancouver Whitecaps, March 30 vs. San Jose Earthquakes and the April 14 encounter with the Chicago Fire.

The player Q&A sessions will be hosted by 1560 AM radio personalities John Wessling (12-2 p.m.) and Sean Pendergast (2-4 p.m.).

Additionally, prospective Dynamo season ticket holders can take part in a select-a-seat tour with Dynamo representatives to help find the best available seats for the upcoming season. Current and new season ticket holders will gain access to an exclusive season ticket holder locker room tour.

For more information on the event, visit http://www.houstondynamo.com/fanfest.

WHAT: 2013 Dynamo Fan Fest

WHEN: Saturday, February 9 12-4 p.m.

WHO: Goalkeeper Tyler Deric

Goalkeeper Tally Hall

Defender Corey Ashe

Defender Kofi Sarkodie

Midfielder Giles Barnes

Midfielder Luiz Camargo

Midfielder Ricardo Clark

Midfielder Adam Moffat

Forward Calen Carr

Forward Brian Ching

Forward Omar Cummings

Forward Jason Johnson

Forward Cam Weaver

Dynamo Girls

WHERE: BBVA Compass Stadium

2200 Texas Ave., Houston, TX 77003

PARKING: Free, Lot C (Texas St. at St. Emanuel St.)

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