Shell Energy to power Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash as exclusive energy provider
Feb 21, 2022
Shell Energy will become the exclusive energy provider beginning with the 2022 soccer season, working to integrate energy solutions aimed at reducing the carbon footprint at their stadium by an estimated 50% by 2026.
NEED TO KNOW:
- Shell Energy has signed a letter of intent to become the exclusive energy provider of the Houston Dynamo and the Houston Dash beginning with the 2022 season
- The Dynamo and the Dash will work with Shell Energy to integrate energy solutions aimed at reducing the carbon footprint on site by an estimated 50% by 2026
- The new Sports Deck at PNC Stadium will become the Shell Energy Sports Deck and the stadium’s Northwest Gate will be the Shell Energy Gate
HOUSTON, TX – The Houston Dynamo Football Club and Shell Energy have signed a letter of intent to make Shell Energy the exclusive energy provider of Houston Dynamo FC, the Houston Dash and PNC Stadium.
As part of this relationship, and to support the Club in achieving its goal of reducing its carbon footprint by an estimated 50% by 2026, Shell Energy will be implementing integrated energy solutions such as LED lighting installation, HVAC system replacements and EV charging stations at PNC Stadium. This highlights the shared commitment between the Dynamo, the Dash and Shell Energy in building a better energy future while improving sustainability today. These efforts will extend to the community as well, through programs such as “Trees for Threes”, in which the Club and Shell Energy will plant a tree for every game that the Dynamo or Dash win which gives the team three points in the league standings.
As part of the multi-year agreement, PNC Stadium’s new Sports Deck will become the Shell Energy Sports Deck and the Northwest gate at PNC Stadium will now be the Shell Energy Gate.
“Shell Energy is at the forefront of providing cleaner and more sustainable energy solutions, and we are thrilled to welcome them into the Houston Dynamo Football Club family,” Houston Dynamo FC President John Walker said. “We take pride in being leaders on and off the pitch, and with the help of Shell Energy we aim to be a leader in sustainability by reducing our carbon footprint by half over the next five years."
Shell Energy will also become the presenting sponsor of both the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash seasons. Starting with the 2022 regular season, they will be “Powered by Shell Energy.” Shell Energy will also receive sponsorship placement on the bottom back of the Houston Dash jerseys.
“The world is in the midst of an energy transition,” said Glenn Wright, Vice President of Renewables and Energy Solutions for Shell Energy. “We’re excited about the opportunity to come together with Houston Dynamo FC to help them achieve their decarbonization goals while at the same time showcasing to fans what is possible when we work together.”
The first match under this new relationship will take place on February 27, 2023 at 6 p.m. CT against Real Salt Lake. The Houston Dash opens the Challenge Cup at home at 6 p.m. CT on Sunday March 20.
ABOUT THE HOUSTON DYNAMO FOOTBALL CLUB
The Houston Dynamo Football Club is a multi-faceted organization that includes the Houston Dynamo, Houston Dash, Houston Dynamo Academy, Dynamo Dash Youth, Club affiliates, and the Club’s supporters.
The Dynamo are a Major League Soccer team that has won two MLS Cup championships, one Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and four conference championships in its first 16 seasons and has qualified to represent the United States in international competition seven times. The Dynamo have advanced to the Conference Championship series seven times in 15 years, the most of any Major League Soccer team since 2006; and the club’s four appearances in the MLS Cup Final are tied for the most in the league during that time span.
The Houston Dash joined the Houston Dynamo Football Club on Dec. 12, 2013 as the first expansion team of the National Women’s Soccer League. The NWSL is supported by the Canadian Soccer Association and the United States Soccer Federation. It is the top-flight women’s professional soccer league in North America, featuring many of the top players from the United States and Canada, as well as talent from around the world. The Dash began play in April 2014 for the start of the league’s second season. The Dash captured their first league trophy, the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup, on July 26, 2020.
The teams train at Houston Sports Park (HSP), the premier training facility in Southeast Texas, and play at PNC Stadium in downtown Houston. For more information, log on to www.HoustonDynamoFC.com or call (713) 276-7500.