The new Houston Dynamo Stadium brings European soccer stadia design to the american soccer arena. The stadium is the key component of the regeneration of the the east downtown of Houston, that will see the east downtown transformed into a sustainable community. The 22,000 seat FIFA standard stadium with its striking armature of giant expanded metal, will stand as the icon of the new community. The stadium is designed as a multifunctional facility accommodating football (american), rugby, lacrosse and music events. In a climate where recent MLS Stadia are beginning to cost above $200m, the Dynamo Stadium sets a new standard that delivers an iconic modern FIFA compliant multi use stadium, with 34 private suites, a high end members club and unparalleled spectator facilities for a construction budget of $60m.