Dallas Approves Deal for a New Women’s Professional Soccer Team 

Dallas Approves Deal for a New Women’s Professional Soccer Team 

On Wednesday, May 8, the Dallas City Council approved a plan for a new women’s professional soccer team to call the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Fair Park its home for the next two years.  

The plan authorized a $592,000 subsidy for the next two years with the operators of Fair Park to secure a contract with the unnamed USL Super League team to play home games at the stadium in South Dallas. It includes the option to continue for a third year. 

On Thursday morning, the team will announce the club’s name, logo and other branding during an event at Klyde Warren Park. 

“I am excited that Dallas is going to have its first-ever women’s soccer team,” said Dallas Mayor Eric L. Johnson. “This city is at the forefront of professional sports, and women’s sports in particular. Bringing more professional teams to Dallas diversifies and strengthens our economic portfolio and spurs further economic development. As a lifelong sports fan myself, I am delighted that another professional sports team will soon call Dallas home.” Mayor Johnson facilitated the USL Super League launch in Dallas by creating the Ad Hoc Committee on Professional Sports Recruitment and Retention in 2022. 

“As the chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Professional Sports Recruitment, I want to say that I am super excited that in the course of just about three weeks, we have taken huge leaps in making Dallas the number one sports destination in the country” said Council Member Zarin Gracey. “First, the Dallas Wings, now a newly formed league is recommended for Fair Park. I could not be prouder of this City and the City’s leadership and staff for all the work put forth to get this done. Go Dallas!” 

“It’s an incredible honor for our City to play a part in supporting women’s professional sports,” said Council Member Adam Bazaldua. “This is a wonderful moment to highlight the importance of continuing to bring opportunities and invest in South Dallas, who has been neglected from so much of the growth in our city for so long. It’s imperative we continue to work to bring professional sports teams to our city, as they play such a crucial role in the economic vitality of Dallas. The possibilities that this partnership will open for South Dallas, Fair Park, and access to women’s professional sports in our city is more exciting than I think many can understand.” 

Kimberly Bizor Tolbert, Dallas Interim City Manager, expressed enthusiasm as she welcomes the arrival of a new women’s soccer team to our city, stating, “Dallas is championing empowerment, diversity, and the thrilling spirit of sportsmanship. With the addition of this dynamic team, Dallas further solidifies its commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion and providing opportunities for female athletes to shine on the field and inspire future generations.” 

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