What to expect on your visit.
Posted on Nov 2, 2018 By Ashley Turner
The National Soccer Hall of Fame (NSHOF) is officially open at Toyota Stadium in Frisco. If you don't know, Toyota Stadium is home to the FC Dallas team, as well as various concerts and sporting events throughout the year. After not having an official home for seven years, the NSHOF brings a state-of-the-art facility to the Dallas area, showcasing tons of soccer memorabilia, modern technology, virtual reality and more.
The NSHOF is the first major league sports Hall of Fame to be built within a stadium! It's located on the south end of stadium, so you can check it out before a game (the museum will close early on game days). The Hall of Fame has two components – the NSHOF Experience and the NSHOF Club. The Experience houses the museum and will also serve as the Hall of Fame annual induction ceremonies. The Club includes specialty seating for season ticket holders for all FC Dallas home games, as well as multiple event spaces that will function as food and beverage hubs on game days.
What to experience
State-of-the-art technology is the name of the game at this museum. At the beginning of your visit, a facial recognition system will take your photo and will recognize your face throughout each exhibit to deliver a custom experience just for you. There's also a virtual reality experience where you can test your goalie skills, as well as an interactive skills challenge. At the skills challenge station, you'll test your skills in your choice of three activities: kicking, juggling and heading. The game even lets you personalize the match by selecting your dominate foot!
Throughout the museum you'll also see tons of soccer memorabilia – 400 pieces to be exact, including FIFA Women's World Cup trophies, Championship jerseys and a Hall of Fame inductees wall. The museum also includes stations where you can design your own scarf or kit and build your fantasy team.
When to visit
The museum is open five days a week, Wednesday – Sunday (closed on Monday and Tuesday). Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and youth ages 12 and under. Check their website for hours to plan your trip!
Photo credit: FC Dallas