(HOUSTON) — A historic day for the University of Houston is nearly underway as it prepares to inaugurate its brand new $120 million football stadium on Friday.
TDECU Stadium seats 40,000, and it’s going to be packed.
David Bassity, assistant athletics director for communications, said the new stadium will help put the national spotlight on both the university and the city of Houston.
“You know just driving past the stadium, really doesn’t do it justice until you get inside the facility and realize what a gem it is,” Bassity said.
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Bassity said one of the major boasting points of the new stadium is its magnificent views of the city it beckons.
“Being located you know in the shadows of downtown, we really want to show off the downtown skyline,” Bassity said. “I personally believe the city of Houston has one of the best skylines in the nation.”
And all home games are free for UH students.
“It’s completely free at the swipe of a valid student ID,” he said, laughing as he added, “So, Whose House? Coogs House.”
He says you only get to open a stadium once, so when the Cougar football team takes the field Friday night, it will be a historic moment for them and all who love the University of Houston.
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