From the Twitter feed of Brandon Blue comes this across-the-endzone pic of the University of Houston’s newly minted TDECU Stadium, highlighting the view of downtown Houston the structure’s designers felt made it worth twisting the scrapped-and-rebuilt house of Cougar football. Robertson Stadium was aligned in a more even-handed northish-southish direction. TDECU Stadium (officially, ), constructed on the demolished remains of that structure, is rotated to match the eastish-westish orientation of neighboring Scott St. and Cullen Blvd., a decision that a few momentarily blinded quarterbacks or receivers may come to bemoan during afternoon games. But the benefit of those bleacher cutouts separating the upper decks of stadium’s endzones from the bleachers at the sides is clear: A gleaming glimpse of Houston’s homegrown mountain range opens up through the concrete canyon.
The green, red, and white artificial turf is officially named John O’Quinn Field. The stadium is scheduled to open on August 29th, with the Cougars playing UTSA.
- Previously on Swamplot: New UH Football Stadium Will Point in a Slightly Different Direction; Bigger Ed: How UH Is Shaping Up; Goodbye, Robertson Stadium: Replacement UH Football Venue Gets Go-Ahead
Photo: Brandon Blue via Twitter