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East End's BBVA Compass Stadium to Host 2017 Gold Cup

East End's BBVA Compass Stadium to Host 2017 Gold Cup

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The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, or (CONCACAF), has selected 14 stadiums in 13 cities to host the 2017 Gold Cup, a soccer tournament that’s held every two years. Two of the matches will be played at our own BBVA Compass Stadium on July 11.

While the teams have not been selected for the two Houston matches yet, the U.S. and Mexico National Teams have been scheduled in other cities. Those two teams have won every Gold Cup since 2002.

Other Texas cities selected to play host include San Antonio, Arlington and Frisco. San Antonio is a first-time host.

Houston has hosted a Gold Cup game for the previous six tournaments and has played host to a number of other attention-worthy sporting events recently, including next month’s Super Bowl LI.

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Houston Chronicle: In the East End, the Past and the Future Collide

Houston Chronicle: In the East End, the Past and the Future Collide

The Houston Chronicle's Monica Rhor recently published a piece about the mix of old and new in Houston's most historic neighborhood, the East End. Without providing commentary, we wanted to make sure you saw Rhor's article and the lively discussion taking place in the comments over on Chron.com. Below is an excerpt of In the East End, the Past…

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Slideshow: Sunday Streets, East End Edition

Despite the rain, the East End Community came out in numbers to enjoy themselves on an empty Navigation Boulevard during Sunday's Cigna Sunday Streets in the East End. Cigna Sunday Streets Houston provides a family-friendly opportunity to be physically active. For four hours one Sunday a month, selected Houston streets are closed to motorized traffic…

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