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Dallas Burn To Return To Cotton Bowl For 2004 MLS Season

November 13, 2003 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - FC Dallas News Release

DALLAS - The Dallas Burn announced today that the team has finalized a one-year arrangement to play the 2004 Major League Soccer season at the Cotton Bowl. After playing the first seven years of their existence at the historic Fair Park stadium, the Burn made the move to Dragon Stadium in Southlake for the 2003 season. The team will now play next season at the Cotton Bowl before moving into their new state-of-the-art stadium and soccer complex in Frisco for the 2005 MLS season.

"As an organization, we pride ourselves on maintaining open and direct communication with our fans and the marketplace," said new Burn President and General Manager Greg Elliott. "In this case, our fans spoke loud and clear and we listened. While we appreciate everything the Southlake community did for us last year, this move is the right thing for the Dallas Burn, its fans and our sponsors."

As part of the move to the Cotton Bowl, the Burn has reduced ticket prices an average of 10%, with some price categories being lowered by as much as 33%, by restructuring prices in more than half of the seating categories. Six-game ticket packages will start as low as $78 ($13 per ticket) and day of game tickets will be available as low as $12. Speaking for the Hunt Sports Group, President John Wagner said, "The Southlake Independent School District has been exceptional to work with all the way from the School Board to the Administrative Staff, but the fan feedback we received we can not ignore. Dragon Stadium is a very fine stadium, but our players and fans want the Burn to play on a grass soccer field and we want to be receptive to that need. The Burn organization wants to thank the Southlake School Board for providing us the opportunity to use their excellent facility during the 2003 season."

Seventeen months from now the Dallas Burn will begin play at the Frisco Soccer & Entertainment Center, which is being developed at the intersection of Main Street and North Dallas Tollway in Frisco. This 110-acre facility will feature a 20,000-seat soccer stadium and will be the new home of the Dallas Burn as well as numerous other events such as major concerts, international soccer matches, and high school football. Adjacent to the stadium will be 17 full-sized, tournament grade soccer fields that will be utilized daily on a year-round basis, making the Frisco Soccer & Entertainment Center the nucleus of youth soccer in North Texas and one of the showcase facilities in the country.

2004 Ticket Prices:

Type: Full (18 gms.): Striker (12 gms.): Sweeper (6 gms.) DOG: Group: Coach's Box:
Adult $450 $300 $150 $30 $25
Youth/Senior $360 $240 $120 $30 $25
Center Reserved: Adult $360 $240 $120 $22 $18
Youth/Senior $306 $204 $102 $20 $18
Side Reserved:
Adult $270 $180 $90 $17 $14
Youth/Senior $234 $156 $78 $15 $14
GA Adult ****** Flexi-Pass - $240 for set of 20 vouchers******** $13 $12
GA Youth ****** Flexi-Pass - $240 for set of 20 vouchers******** $12 $12


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