As expected, due to construction on the south end of Toyota Stadium, FC Dallas has announced that the stadium capacity will be reduced for the 2016 and 2017 seasons by about 4,000 seats.
The team made the announcement on Monday as a part of the push for season ticket sales for the entire stadium. The current capacity of Toyota Stadium sits at 20,500 seats with the club averaging 16,535 fans over the last two seasons. Even with the price hikes, the club still believes they will see a full stadium in 2016.
"We fully anticipate every match to be sold out in 2016," said Kris Katseanes, FC Dallas vice president of ticket sales. "Individual tickets to premier matches will be scarce and the reduced Toyota Stadium capacity will make season memberships more valuable than ever. Beyond just the typical benefits of membership and the added value of an improved stadium, season members also are guaranteed a seat for all the biggest matches of the year."
The club has not officially announced what all the construction will be but as we've been reporting it should be for the National Soccer Hall of Fame that is expected to make its way to Frisco. Those plans have not been made official but the club is having to tip-toe around that sort of thing with their season ticket pricing announcements.