The National Soccer Hall of Fame could be getting a new home.
According to a report in the Washington Post, the US Soccer Federation is considering Frisco, Texas, as the new site of the Hall of Fame, which has been without a physical location since the museum in Oneota, N.Y., closed in 2010 because of financial difficulties.
The report indicates that the federation entered into a nine-month exclusive negotiation period with local officials and the Hunt family.
As we all know the Hunts have been a major part of soccer here in the US with the US Open Cup being named after the late Lamar Hunt. The family also helped form Major League Soccer as they once owned three teams, the Kansas City Wizards, the Columbus Crew and of course FC Dallas. In addition to being involved at various points in running those three teams the Hunts financed Crew Stadium, which opened in 1999 as the first US soccer-specific stadium in the modern era.
No comments have been made by the USSF or by the Hunt family at this time.
USSF have stored most of the Hall of Fame's artifacts and memorabilia in North Carolina since the museum's closing. Hall of Fame inductions have continued annually at various locations.
There is a question as to where the Hall of Fame could be built in Frisco. But given the open land around Toyota Stadium, I don't think it will be much of an issue for the Hunts to figure something out with the city.