The San Antonio Scorpions inaugurated their new stadium, Toyota Field, last night before
an enthusiastic crowd of 8,177 fans. Though the stadium itself is a true gem, the team assembled on the field left quite a bit to be desired. Owner Gordon Hartman has overseen a masterful construction job to give San Antonio one of the premier soccer venues in the nation. Now, the onus is on coach Tim Hankinson to construct a team worthy of its venue.
Let’s start with the highlights of the evening, which would be the stadium experience. Toyota Field is simply amazing, and the Scorpions organization is to be highly commended, not just for creating this intimate and engaging stadium, but for pulling off what has to be one of the smoothest openings of a venue in recent memory. Traffic to Toyota Field was amazingly manageable, even though we arrived from Austin just 30 minutes before game time. Directions to parking were clear, and the parking at the NEISD stadium complex was free! Continue reading