College Stadium Review: TDECU Stadium

The Houston Cougars have had many home fields in their illustrious football history. Last season, they unveiled what will likely be their last one in TDECU Stadium. The Cougars unveiled their brand new 40,000-seat stadium in 2014. The new digs boast of a large HD video board, 26 suites and 42 luxury boxes. The stadium is running east and west instead of the traditional north and south, which means that fans on the sidelines do not have to deal with the sun in their faces while trying to watch the game.

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You will enjoy the best of college football while eating some of the best concessions available in the game. Specialty burgers such as the Blitz Burger, H Town Burger or Southern Dawg, fried pickles or a grilled cheese and bacon sandwich will fill you belly. Wash it down with Pepsi products or even beer, which most college venues do not sell.

Enjoy action from the American Athletic Conference featuring some of college football’s most exciting teams such as UCF, Memphis, Cincinnati, Tulsa, SMU and USF. Houston has a rich football tradition that dates back to 1946. The Cougars have won 10 conference championships and have played in 23 postseason bowl games. They can boast of 18 All Americans and one Heisman Trophy winner in Andre Ware.

Houston has played in some of the most memorable Cotton Bowl games including the 1978 games against Notre Dame and Joe Montana. Houston Cougars football is always exciting and points are always plentiful. In recent seasons the Cougars have had quarterbacks such as Kevin Kolb and Case Keenum throwing for touchdowns and earning a shot in the NFL. Coaches such as Art Briles and Kevin Sumlin have led the Cougars before becoming head coaches at Power Five juggernauts.

This season, the Cougars will be trying to add the American Athletic Conference championship to their list of accomplishments. Tom Herman, who was Urban Meyer’s top assistant for the national champion Ohio State Buckeyes, takes over as head coach for 2015.

Houston won the Armed Forces Bowl a season ago, coming for behind to beat Pittsburgh 35-34. The 24 point fourth quarter comeback was the biggest in bowl history. That is the kind of excitement Cougar fans have come to expect over the years. With the new stadium, thrilling moments are on the horizon.

Houston has had a rich football tradition while using stadiums such as Robertson Stadium, the Astrodome, and Reliant Stadium. Now that they have their own on campus stadium in TDECU Stadium, with the modern amenities, Houston is now a college football destination that you must experience.

This season’s home schedule includes Tennessee Tech, Texas State, SMU, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati, Memphis and Navy. That is a home schedule filled with great games. Cincinnati and Memphis are defending co-champions of the AAC and Vanderbilt is from the powerhouse SEC. Houston and Vandy met in a bowl game just two seasons ago in Birmingham in a game won by Vanderbilt. So the Cougars will be looking for some payback.

Get your tickets now for these great college football games because they are sure to sell out quickly!

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