Professional Facilities Rep
BBVA Compass Stadium
Dan Bergstrom recently joined BBVA Compass Stadium, home to the Houston Dynamo, where he is the Sr. Director of Field Operations. BBVA Compass Stadium holds 22,000, and in addition to professional soccer hosts a variety of events including other sporting events, concerts and private events. Prior to joining BBVA Bergstrom was with the Houston Astros since 2004.
During his MLB career, Bergstrom has worked over 900 games and he advises on minor league fields. He also played a significant role in the construction of the fields at the Astros Urban Youth Academy.
Bergstrom volunteers to help build fields for youth organizations, and was instrumental in a successful field renovation project with RBI Austin that originated at the MLB Groundskeepers meetings in Austin in 2011. Additionally, he has served as President of three statewide turfgrass associations in his career, including the Kentucky Turfgrass Council, the Nebraska Sports Turf Managers Association, and the Texas Sports Turf Managers Association. And in 2013, Minute Maid Park was named Texas Turfgrass Association Field of the Year.
Bergstrom earned a bachelor's degree in horticulture (turfgrass specialty) from Iowa State University. He and his wife, Krista, reside in Spring, TX, and enjoy fostering rescued dogs in their home.
Vision for STMA
STMA has been a guiding force in my 20 year sports field management career. STMA has been my primary resource for continuing education in the industry. I have enjoyed seeing a new generation of sports field managers learn and grow through STMA, and I thank previous STMA Boards for their visionary growth of our association. I am but one individual who has benefitted greatly from our association, and I am honored to be a candidate on the ballot for 2015.
Regarding my vision for leadership, I feel that the best teams are the ones who execute the fundamentals well on a consistent basis. I believe one of the fundamentals of STMA leadership is building an association that maximizes the benefits to the membership, and encourages members to continue to learn and grow.