UH’s new $120 million football stadium will go up on the current site of Robertson Stadium at Cullen and Holman Sts., the university’s board of regents decided today. An alternate plan to build the facility instead on intramural fields along Cullen Blvd. next to I-45, which would have cost an additional $40 million, was rejected. According to a timeline announced previously, Robertson Stadium will be demolished this December; construction of the new stadium would be complete by the summer of 2014.
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The new stadium will seat 40,000 fans, but is being designed to accommodate a future expansion for 10,000 more. Included in AECOM’s design for the faciliity: 22 luxury suites, 200 box seats, club seating for 650, plus a hall of fame, meeting spaces, and a sports medicine facility next to the locker rooms on the east side of the complex.
- UH Board Approves New Football Stadium, Construction To Begin [Hair Balls]
- Stadium location to be reconsidered [Daily Cougar]
- Previously on Swamplot: UH: Fundraising for Robertson Stadium Replacement Halfway There
Renderings of new UH stadium: Houston Cougars