The Houston Dynamo plans to select a designer by early April for its proposed stadium, which the Major League Soccer team hopes to open sometime in 2010.

ICON Venue Group, the developer in charge of the project, issued a proposal March 24 requiring a quick turnaround time. Responses are due today, with finalists to be interviewed April 4 in Denver, site of ICON’s home office. A decision could be made soon afterward, according to the RFP.

The Dynamo wants to have an architect in hand as it continues to negotiate a financing package in which the club and the city would share the cost of the $80 million project, team President Oliver Luck said.

(For the full article, please read a copy of the March 31-April 6, 2008 issue of Sports Business Journal)