Dallas Brings New Professional Women’s Soccer Team to Cotton Bowl

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May 8, 2024 

Jake Ettinger 
Policy Advisor & Community Liaison 

Dallas Brings New Professional Women’s Soccer Team to Cotton Bowl

DALLAS - On Wednesday, May 8, 2024, the Dallas City Council approved a plan to bring a women’s professional soccer team to play at the Cotton Bowl for the next two years. This is the second professional women’s sports team to choose Dallas as their home in less than a month. The team is expected to bring in thousands of fans per season and generate broadcasting revenue. They are part of a new league with seven other teams located across the country, with a scheduled expansion of six additional teams in the coming years. The season will kick off on Friday, August 16. Council Member Chad West and his children will be in attendance at the official announcement by the team at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 9 at Klyde Warren Park.  

“I am thrilled that Dallas will bring a professional women’s soccer team to our city and am so excited to take a ten minute DART ride to the Cotton Bowl to see them play in just a few months,” said Council Member Chad West. “This news means so much to so many soccer fans, but especially young girls like my eight year old daughter who has played soccer since she was old enough to walk. For her, it means that women’s professional sports get the spotlight it deserves, and what better place than right here in Dallas. I want to thank Mayor Johnson for his leadership in championing professional sports relocations to our city, and Council Member Adam Bazaldua for his efforts to activate and capitalize on Fair Park and the Cotton Bowl.”