Love Meets the Beautiful Game — The Perfect Date at the National Soccer Hall of Fame
Love is in the air at the National Soccer Hall of Fame. A love for the Beautiful Game. Admiration for the teams that represent this great land. Respect for the folks who built soccer into that landscape.
As Valentine's Day approaches, I’m reminded of the many couples and friends who have taken advantage of the National Soccer Hall of Fame as a unique meetup spot for dates or friendly outings. Whether or not you and your significant other are passionate about soccer, here are a few ways couples make the most of their time with us.
Photo Opportunities Galore
The National Soccer Hall of Fame may have the most photo ops per square foot in North Texas. Before you even go inside, let The Kick — our 15-foot statue out front — be the perfect backdrop to your next Tweet, Gram or Snap. It’s the most iconic, identifiable sculpture this side of the Dallas Arts District.
Once inside, you’ll find plenty of memorabilia to fill your phone’s photo folders, from the scarf wall in the front to the boots and balls from some of the sport’s most significant moments. Be sure to visit the Hall of Fame Club and take in the amazing views of Toyota Stadium.
And don’t forget to make your way to the Photo Bomb booth. There, you and your sweetheart can insert yourselves into American soccer history’s greatest moments. Become Brandi Chastain scoring a World Cup-winning PK. Hold goalkeeper Tim Howard’s gloved hand as he walks onto the pitch. There are a few different scenarios to choose, so let your hair down and have fun with it!
Get the Competitive Juices Flowing
Maybe you are looking to get your heart beating a little faster. Step into our Augmented Reality space, where Hall of Famer Cobi Jones will teach you how to juggle a virtual soccer ball. Impress your partner with your keepy-uppies and see if you can’t set a new PR.
Perhaps you’d rather try your hand at goalkeeper. Can you compare to Hall of Famer Brianna Curry when it comes to stopping virtual shots being fired from the top of the 18?
If you’d prefer to exercise your mind, the Hall of Fame Club has a few kiosks where you can Test Your Knowledge and challenge others in a friendly game of soccer trivia. Keep it civil and test your skills on various interactive stations throughout the Hall of Fame experience.
Food So Close You Can Taste It
Those first two options should have helped work up a nice appetite. Just a short goal kick away, you’ll find a few of my Frisco dining favorites. If you’re into Asian cuisine, check out RA Sushi, Sake Tori Sushi and Hikari Sushi and Grill — all within a short walking distance.
Or if you’re into something a little more casual, I recommend Babe’s Chicken or Pizzeria Testa. If you just want another cool hangout spot, Nerdvana Coffee is right across the street with plenty of hot lattes and cold brews.
No matter your mood, the National Soccer Hall of Fame opens its loving arms to your friends and loved ones this February. (Oh, and singles are welcome, too!)