Soccer fandom is sweeping the nation, from the World Cup victory by the U.S. Women’s National Team to thrilling matches in Major League Soccer and the National Women’s Soccer League to the thousands of fans who pack pubs and bars to watch matches from around the world every weekend. But in sports, the game itself is no longer all that attracts fans to the arena. Tech-savvy millennials expect an “Instagrammable,” in-stadium experience, or else they’ll stay back and watch at home. Recognizing the demands of its growing fan base, Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamo and the National Women’s Soccer League’s Houston Dash selected Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) Smart OmniEdge™ solution to provide high-density, professional-grade Wi-Fi connectivity in its home field, BBVA Stadium. The free fan Wi-Fi experience is presented by BBVA USA.
26 Jul 2019
The BBVA Classic kicked off Wednesday night, pitting the Houston Dynamo against Mexican powerhouse Club América from Liga BBVA. The match, which was also the quarterfinal match of the inaugural Leagues Cup tournament between club’s from Major League Soccer and Mexico’s LigaMX, succeeded in both sports entertainment and charitable value.
24 Jul 2019
The BBVA Classic is slated to start tonight at 7:30 p.m., featuring the Houston Dynamo and Club América from Liga BBVA. While the match is garnering much attention for multiple reasons, the biggest significance of the game boils down to one word: Charity.
15 Jul 2019
BBVA and the Houston Dynamo held a soccer clinic on Friday for 125 boys and girls ages 8 to 17 at the East End’s Tejano Center for Community Concerns, featuring Liga BBVA Club América Legend Pavel Pardo and Houston Dynamo Legend Arturo Alvarez.
19 Jun 2019
BBVA, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Birmingham Legion FC will announce the new name of BBVA Field and unveil updated signage this Saturday before the June 22 match between the Legion and Hartford Athletic.
13 Jun 2019
BBVA, the Houston Dynamo and Dash, and key city leaders gathered at the newly-renamed BBVA Stadium on Thursday to unveil the iconic venue’s new signage in a ceremonial press conference, marking a new beginning for an East End neighborhood staple.
06 Jun 2018
BBVA Compass and the Houston Dynamo have crowned Reason2Race as the winner of their 2018 installment of The Pitch contest, awarding the organization the $10,000 prize to put towards growing their business.
26 Apr 2018
The 2018 BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup will feature the Houston Dynamo and C.F. Monterrey in the second match of the MoneyGram SocioMX Tour, the two clubs and Sports Marketing Monterrey announced today.
26 Mar 2018
The Houston Dash kick started their 2018 season at BBVA Compass Stadium on Sunday, March 25, marking the beginning of their fifth season in existence.
07 Mar 2018
The Houston Dynamo’s playoff run last season captured Houston soccer fans’ hearts and attention. That momentum has carried over to the team’s 2018 campaign, in both quality of play and fan enthusiasm.
15 Dec 2017
Fans of both Boca Juniors and River Plate, Argentina´s premier soccer teams, can see the BBVA Francés logo on the jerseys of their favorite players. Music lovers, meanwhile, will find the bank sponsors tours by stars of yesterday and today, from Iron Maiden to Katy Perry.
19 Oct 2017
BBVA Compass and the Houston Dynamo wrapped up their joint campaign to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts with a series of community events that ended when the Dynamo took the pitch at BBVA Compass Stadium for the Ninth Annual BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup.
18 Oct 2017
At 35 years of age, with a world cup under his belt, Cristian Zaccardo can brag about becoming an unusual pioneer in the world of soccer. After terminating his contract with Vicenza, the Italian center back found a new destination thanks to the professional social network. He will now be defending the colors of Malta’s Hamrun Spartans.
11 Oct 2017
Argentine soccer star Leo Messi came to the rescue of his county’s team just when it needed him the most, ensuring it a place in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Messi overcame a rough start in the qualifying match against Ecuador, with a hat trick that gave Argentina a 1-3 victory .
In other qualifying matches, Paraguay was defeated by Venezuela, while Chile was eliminated after its defeat by Brazil. Peru and Colombia were tied 1-1; as a result, the Peruvians will move on to face New Zealand in the playoffs. Uruguay, meanwhile, assured itself a place in the World Cup with a 4-2 victory over Bolivia.
08 Sep 2017
The ninth annual BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup will be broadcast nationally for the first time in an effort to help raise as much money as possible for this year’s nonprofit beneficiary: the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett.
30 Jun 2017
Small Places LLC was announced as the winner of the second installment of “The Pitch” from BBVA Compass and the Houston Dynamo on June 13, awarding the organization the grand prize of $10,000, and business consulting from BBVA Compass and Dynamo executives.
19 Jun 2017
In a report entitled The Future of Football, Futurizon predicts that in the future, sports events will be broadcast using tiny drones capable of hovering a few inches above the playing field, swirling around spectators or chasing the ball in the air. Except for referees, players and coaches, ordinary spectators have always enjoyed these events from architectural points of view: the stands or the sides of the pitch. And, even if we don’t realize it yet, narratives have also depended on these points of view. What would happen if the perspective changed? Would it be possible to televise a match exactly as the referee sees it? Would that be of any interest at all? Or telling what an embedded drone observes?
14 Jun 2017
Small Places LLC has won the second installment of “The Pitch” from BBVA Compass and the Houston Dynamo, the club and the bank announced today.
01 Jun 2017
On May 1, BBVA Compass, through its Bright Futures initiative, and the Houston Dynamo kicked off Small Business Month by launching the second installment of “The Pitch.” Small businesses and start-ups were encouraged to submit a business plan describing why they have a bright future in their industry.
23 May 2017
BBVA Compass Stadium has seen hundreds of thousands of moments – unique moments that have made the stadium a special place for soccer aficionados and concert enthusiasts alike.
10 May 2017
BBVA Compass and Kealia Ohai came to terms on a new deal last week to officially appoint the Houston Dash forward as the bank’s newest brand ambassador.
09 May 2017
On Friday, May 12 when the Houston Dynamo host Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 8 p.m., a special milestone will take place: BBVA Compass Stadium will celebrate its five-year anniversary. The stadium officially opened its doors on May 12, 2012 for a Dynamo home game against D.C. United.
18 Apr 2017
As BBVA Compass Stadium gears up for its five year anniversary, the Houston Dash opened up their season at the venue on a high note, with a 2-0 victory over the visiting Chicago Red Stars.
24 Mar 2017
29 Dec 2016
In a year brimming with stellar sporting events, BBVA’s ambassadors and sponsored teams excelled. The Rio Games, the Copa America Centenario, the NBA, tennis and soccer tournaments are just some of the stages in which they proved their worth.
14 Oct 2016
The four finalists vying for the top prize of $10,000 in “The Pitch,” the business-plan contest sponsored by BBVA Compass and Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamo, are now up for voting by fans.
A team of judges from the bank and the Dynamo whittled down the 120 entries to the final four, and the fans will pick the ultimate winner by logging on to HoustonDynamo.com to cast their votes. The winner will be announced during the Dynamo match on Sunday, October 16, against the LA Galaxy.
23 Sep 2016
The Houston Dash sent seven of their players to Rio last month for the Summer Olympics, more than any other team in the National Women’s Soccer League.
15 Sep 2016
Soccer is one of the most popular sports in Mexico. Every weekend, more than nine million people watch 18 national league games on television. Over three million watch the Liga Bancomer MX and Ascensco Bancomer MX league games every week in the teams’ stadiums.
19 Jul 2016
Soccer isn’t just played on a green pitch in Houston – it’s also played in a green stadium.
12 Jun 2016
15 Feb 2016
Looking for stories that move, of personal triumph, that share values such as team work, effort and commitment are is leitmotif behind BBVA’s social and sports sponsorships.
11 Nov 2015
BBVA decided to enter the world of sports sponsorship, and particularly football and basketball, because it provides a means of creating a relationship with millions of people all over the planet. The love of sport is a part of people’s everyday lives, far removed from other more elitist pursuits, and which inspires passion, excitement and dreams. The Liga BBVA, the most widely followed competition in the world, and the NBA, for which BBVA is the ‘official bank’, are clear examples of competitions representing the Bank’s global appeal and with massive audiences in many of the developing markets where the Group is present.
07 Oct 2015
BBVA has unveiled the official website of Liga BBVA and Liga Adelante (www.ligabbva.com), offering users the best on-line soccer league in the world. Soccer fans can now access dozens of videos, exclusive content and live broadcasts. Gregorio Panadero, Managing Director of Communications and Branding at BBVA, explains that the philosophy behind www.ligabbva.com is “to provide users from around the world with a new tool for accessing the kind of on-line content they demand, quickly and free of charge, wherever they are and, in the future, regardless of the language they speak”.
17 Sep 2015
Big Data and Data are two of the words most widely used nowadays in the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. However, do we know about specific cases in which they have been used? This article will present some of these practical examples, in areas as diverse as sports, politics or the economy. From BBVA to Obama, from baseball to the Gay Pride Week in Madrid, the use of data and its analysis to predict trends and behavior is here to stay.
10 Aug 2015
The BBVA-El Celler de Can Roca tour said goodbye to Argentina prior to embarking on the US leg of the tour. Over the course of their one-week stay in Buenos Aires, brothers Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca, owners of the world’s best restaurant, treated over 500 BBVA customers and guests to a specially designed menu, with ingredients and wines hailing from almost all of the country’s regions.
18 Mar 2015
La tecnología está dando pasos gigantes en el cambio del mundo. De la salud a la medicina, en las finanzas y en los propios hábitos de la sociedad. Si, por ejemplo, Big Data ya está siendo utilizado a gran escala en la NFL y la NBA, entonces estamos seguros de verlo tomar partido en el fútbol, y no se limita a las estadísticas. Los avances tecnológicos ya están siendo utilizados para mejorar el juego, la técnica y la precisión , e incluso para predecir las lesiones , como lo están haciendo el Real Madrid, el Benfica y el Borussia Dortmund, entre otros.
09 Jan 2012
BBVA Francés announced today the signing of two sponsorship agreements with which it will become a strategic sponsor of the Argentine football clubs Boca Junior and River Plate.