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I am so excited about this stadium. I saw the cladding going up over the weekend, and I have to say, I like it. The cladding was the one thing I was worried the most about but I think it's going to look great, especially when the locker rooms, Music Bldgs, and ticket offices brick work will be completed.

 

The campus is really looking good. I really like the new dorms opened adjacent to the stadium. There's so much more life out at UH than there used to be.

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The youtube clip in the blog post is pretty good and includes an in-stadium view of downtown through the opening they left between the stands. The view will get better and better over the years :)

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I visited the old UH football stadium in recent years. It was definitely time for a new one. Great pics, thanks for documenting the progress. Can't wait to attend a game, and see the new structure.

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Beautiful stadium. I'm not a coog but it's exciting all that's going on over there. Three new light rail stops with easy connection to Downtown and other parts of town. And the new fine arts "grove" looks like it's going to be very nice. Now it's time to replace Hofheinz Pavilion!

 

By the way, my school (Tulane) is also building a new on campus stadium that will open this year. In our case though we are moving from playing inside the New Orleans Superdome to playing outside. I guess I am in the minority but I would rather watch a game inside rather than deal with the potential heat, humidity, rain, cold, and glare of the sun just to be "on campus." But apparently, the game day atmosphere inside the Superdome had become dull and lifeless. 

 

Yulman Stadium, New Orleans:

 

 

  

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Beautiful stadium. I'm not a coog but it's exciting all that's going on over there. Three new light rail stops with easy connection to Downtown and other parts of town. And the new fine arts "grove" looks like it's going to be very nice. Now it's time to replace Hofheinz Pavilion!

 

By the way, my school (Tulane) is also building a new on campus stadium that will open this year. In our case though we are moving from playing inside the New Orleans Superdome to playing outside. I guess I am in the minority but I would rather watch a game inside rather than deal with the potential heat, humidity, rain, cold, and glare of the sun just to be "on campus." But apparently, the game day atmosphere inside the Superdome had become dull and lifeless. 

 

Yulman Stadium, New Orleans:

 

props, as per sharing!  here's to wishing much success to the new YULMAN STADIUM in new orleans.

 

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UH fan here, went to a couple of road games against Tulane when were with them in CUSA...the atmosphere at the dome was depressing....there were always more coog fans than Tulane fans...i'm sure that your new on campus stadium is going to increase the gameday atmosphere at Tulane football games

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UH fan here, went to a couple of road games against Tulane when were with them in CUSA...the atmosphere at the dome was depressing....there were always more coog fans than Tulane fans...i'm sure that your new on campus stadium is going to increase the gameday atmosphere at Tulane football games

 

When I lived in NOLA the best thing about Tulane playing in the Dome were the great first row seats at the 50 yard line when Case and the Coogs came to town!

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And now we're back! After a year of being in different football conferences, UH and Tulane are together again in the AAC. The Cougars were probably trying to get away from playing smaller schools like Tulane and Tulsa, but you can't get rid of us! At least you get a trip to NOLA every other year.

 

I am looking forward to checking out the new UH stadium on November 8, when the Green Wave visit. Might be fun to take the light rail, if it is up and running by then. 

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The University of Houston plans to announce Tuesday that the naming rights for its new 40,000-seat on-campus football stadium has been bought by Texas Dow Employees Credit Union, a person with knowledge of the agreement told the Houston Chronicle.

The stadium will be known as TDECU Stadium as part of the agreement. Financial terms were not immediately available.

 

 

 

http://www.chron.com/sports/cougars/article/TDECU-buys-naming-rights-to-new-UH-football-5605117.php

 

Looks like UH did not consider image when selling the naming rights. Not a knock on the credit union, but it just sounds like a silly name for a stadium.

 

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http://www.chron.com/sports/cougars/article/TDECU-buys-naming-rights-to-new-UH-football-5605117.php

 

Looks like UH did not consider image when selling the naming rights. Not a knock on the credit union, but it just sounds like a silly name for a stadium.

actually, when i first read it much earlier.. i was thinking the exact same thing.  TDEFCU.. can it get any worse?  

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http://www.chron.com/sports/cougars/article/TDECU-buys-naming-rights-to-new-UH-football-5605117.php

Looks like UH did not consider image when selling the naming rights. Not a knock on the credit union, but it just sounds like a silly name for a stadium.

TOUCHDOWN EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY STADIUM?!?

Way to honor your division rivals, UH.

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http://www.chron.com/sports/cougars/article/TDECU-buys-naming-rights-to-new-UH-football-5605117.php

 

Looks like UH did not consider image when selling the naming rights. Not a knock on the credit union, but it just sounds like a silly name for a stadium.

 

After reading that, I feel like Ted from the movie "Ted" when he opens the refrigerator door, grabs a "Michelob Ultra Tuscan Orange Grapefruit" and says "my God, America is imploding."

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I like the part where the university suckered its ignorant students into voting for (I, for one, voted against) raising fees to help pay for this scam and then turned around and sold the naming rights for many millions of dollars. It's good to know that a small piece of my student loan repayment (plus interest) is going to this because they clearly needed it so very much.

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According to a report in the Houston Chronicle today it is one of the best contracts per year for any college football stadium naming rights, in the country. I don't really care what the name is. They are a very fine credit union and an extra 1.5 million a year towards the stadium and football, is a good thing. Its a much needed improvement and hopefully more people will come out to support the team.

As to the students getting hosed. I believe they get tickets given to them for each home game so for those that want to get back some of their investment its not so bad. Now they just need to start scheduling some real competition instead of the likes of what they have scheduled for the opening season. It's almost embarrassing. I went there so I feel like I have a right to say their schedule sucks this year. They had plenty of time to prepare a better schedule five years ago when they new this was coming.

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I like the part where the university suckered its ignorant students into voting for (I, for one, voted against) raising fees to help pay for this scam and then turned around and sold the naming rights for many millions of dollars. It's good to know that a small piece of my student loan repayment (plus interest) is going to this because they clearly needed it so very much.

 

No one was suckered.  The sale of naming rights was part of the financing package from day one. 

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I like the part where the university suckered its ignorant students into voting for (I, for one, voted against) raising fees to help pay for this scam and then turned around and sold the naming rights for many millions of dollars. It's good to know that a small piece of my student loan repayment (plus interest) is going to this because they clearly needed it so very much.

 

Captain- the only one who was suckered was YOU for taking out student loans. Blame yourself and not the University of Houston athletic department.

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According to a report in the Houston Chronicle today it is one of the best contracts per year for any college football stadium naming rights, in the country. I don't really care what the name is. They are a very fine credit union and an extra 1.5 million a year towards the stadium and football, is a good thing. Its a much needed improvement and hopefully more people will come out to support the team.

As to the students getting hosed. I believe they get tickets given to them for each home game so for those that want to get back some of their investment its not so bad. Now they just need to start scheduling some real competition instead of the likes of what they have scheduled for the opening season. It's almost embarrassing. I went there so I feel like I have a right to say their schedule sucks this year. They had plenty of time to prepare a better schedule five years ago when they new this was coming.

 

True...almost every other major school in Texas has fees for the athletic derpartment PLUS they make you pay for student tickets.

 

UH stidents actually have it easy- check out the student tickets for Texas A&M and then tell me UH students are getting screwed.

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um did you ever go to Texas A&M??? Students there get a really great deal! I mean for around 300-400 dollars you can pretty much get into ANY sport all year long. A pretty good investment and will be even better when the A&M stadium is online because for non-students it will be enormously expensive. If the university didn't offer these kinds of passes (which are supported by the 12th Man Foundation as well as generous donations from the aggie network) then students would be paying for tickets individually at 50-60 dollars a pop almost every game! Most Universities don't even offer something like this.

 

Next time do a little research or even ask an aggie before you make baseless assumptions. We get better deals for our games than most students around the nation do for their sports as a whole!

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um did you ever go to Texas A&M??? Students there get a really great deal! I mean for around 300-400 dollars you can pretty much get into ANY sport all year long. A pretty good investment and will be even better when the A&M stadium is online because for non-students it will be enormously expensive. If the university didn't offer these kinds of passes (which are supported by the 12th Man Foundation as well as generous donations from the aggie network) then students would be paying for tickets individually at 50-60 dollars a pop almost every game! Most Universities don't even offer something like this.

 

Next time do a little research or even ask an aggie before you make baseless assumptions. We get better deals for our games than most students around the nation do for their sports as a whole!

 

Not sure if this is a serious post or sarcastic? $300-$400???

 

The price, for students,  to attend ALL University of Houston sporing events is ZERO dollars.....all you have to do is show your ID.

 

Good UH Football season tickets aren't even $400 and that's for the brand new stadium. I know I paid less than $400 and I'm not too far from the field, on the ground level.

 

Way to drink the maroon kool-aid and think that charging broke college students $400 is a "great deal"

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I'm not sure of the specifics of the schools mentioned already but I know at Texas Tech we had $300 included in our tuition as an "athletics fee" that covered your tickets to go to every sporting event for the year.  Obviously, if you didn't go to the sporting events it may be somewhat of a nuisance for you but it helped keep our programs running and if you DID go to the sporting events it turns out to be a pretty good deal.  You could go to 7 or 8 football games, ~18 basketball games (boys and girls), ~20 baseball or softball games, volleyball...everything.  Just swipe your student ID as you went through the gates.  Sounds like the same philosophy as UH just with the initial charge.  

 

$300-$400 for an entire year of sporting events IS a great deal even if you're a poor college student.  

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