Tuesday, July 29, 2014

UH Cougars New Football Stadium Opening In A Month

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A month from now the University of Houston Cougars will start their 2014 season on August 29 in their new football stadium with an 8 PM CDT kickoff against the UTSA Roadrunners.

Thanks to a lucrative $15 million ten year naming rights deal, it will be known as TDECU Stadium

The new TDECU stadium is a significant upgrade from the old Robertson Stadium which was demolished after their final game versus Tulane in 2012. 

TDECU Stadium in addition to a 40,000 seat capacity expandable to 60,000, thanks to the new east-west orientation of it, will have spectacular views of the nearby downtown Houston skyline from both the upper and lower seating bowls.   It will also have premium seating options, a state of the art video board, luxury boxes, Wi-Fi access, improved concessions and more.   Open and spacious concourses with views to the field and plentiful bathrooms were part of the TDECU Stadium design. 

TDECU Stadium turf design unveiledThe lights and new S5-M turf field manufactured by UBU Sports has been installed.   S5-M is a slit-film turf blade with a sand/rubber combination for infill. 

It's a low maintenance surface designed to host a multitude of events, including but not limited to, high school football games, concerts, band practice, specific UH intramural events and more.  It has both dark and light green turf that alternates every five yards, a west end zone design that incorporates the Houston skyline into it and an east end zone that highlights the secondary Cougar athletics logo.

In addition, TDECU Stadium will be served by the Robertson Stadium/UH/TSU Station on the soon to be opened METRORail Purple Line.

Over the next four weeks construction crews will be feverishly working to complete any remaining interior and exterior landscaping work left on the $120 million stadium that is just four weeks from opening for business. 

And will be interesting to discover what nickname the Coogs on campus will chrtisten it with.

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