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    TDECU Stadium Quick Facts
    Seating Capacity 40,000
    Playing Surface Synthetic Turf
    Construction Cost $120 million
    Construction Company Manhattan
    Architects Page and DLR Group
    Suites/Loge Boxes 26/42
    Groundbreaking February 8, 2013
    Naming Rights (TDECU) July 8, 2014
    First Game Aug. 29, 2014 vs. UTSA
    Record Attendance 40,755 (Aug. 29, 2014 vs. UTSA)

    Bert F. Winston Band Complex
    A 39,089-square foot building on the east end of TDECU Stadium housing the Spirit of Houston Band Recital Halls and classroom spaces, Sanders Red & White Hall and the UH Athletics Ticket Office.

    Concession Stands
    A total of 160 concession points of sale throughout the stadium plus multiple portable concessions.

    Concourse

    A 360-degree concourse with an uninterrupted view of the field on 67 percent of the concourse. Will include both audio and video broadcast systems throughout the concourse.

    Construction Completion Date
    Approximately August, 2014.

    Construction Start Date
    December 3, 2012

    Cost
    The construction of TDECU Stadium is currently estimated to cost approximately $120 million.

    Field Surface
    The synthetic surface to be installed at TDECU Stadium is the S5-M manufactured by UBU.  S5-M, a Speed Series product, is a slit-film turf blade with a sand/rubber combination for infill. It is the same surface installed at the Houston Football practice facility. The turf is designed to host a multitude of events, including but not limited to, high school football games, band practice, specific UH intramural events, etc.

    Field Level
    25 feet below the main stadium concourse.

    Legends Plaza
    A plaza area recognizing the proud tradition of Houston Football at the northeast corner of TDECU Stadium.

    Locker Room (Home)
    State-of-the-art 5,000-square foot home locker room located at the southeast corner of TDECU Stadium. Views exclusive to the club area give those fans an opportunity to watch team members travel from the locker room to the field level.

    Locker Room (Visitor)
    Located at the west end of the stadium with a field entrance in the northwest corner of TDECU Stadium. Multi-functional locker room can be split and serve two separate teams simultaneously.

    Number of Seats
    A minimum of 40,000 seats. A seating diagram can be found here.

    Orientation of Stadium
    East-to-west giving fans and television audiences a spectacular view of the downtown Houston skyline while also keeping in line with the University's grid system and creating a more efficient parking. Sun and shade studies were also conducted to improve the best level of comfort for Houston fans and not affect student-athletes.

    Parking
    Surface lots around the stadium will contain 1,467 parking spaces while the stadium parking garage holds 2,268 spaces.

    Party Patios
    Four (4) open-air lower bowl party decks with 24 armchairs (20 inches wide). Both the east and west lower bowl end zones contain a party deck with two located on the north lower bowl sideline.

    Pavilions
    University of Houston officials are currently working with architects on the design and placement of pavilions. Pavilions are not included in the current stadium budget and will be funded per each pavilion holder. Current pavilion owners will have the first right of refusal for a new pavilion.

    Premium Seating
    Will consist of 5,000 of the 40,000 seats in the TDECU Stadium.

    • Club Area- The stylish club area will be the ultimate Houston Football experience. With 12,400 square feet of multi-purpose club area overlooking the field of play, fans with access to the club area will enjoy upscale food and drinks while receiving first-class hospitality on game days. The climate-controlled area will also feature high-definition televisions and private restrooms. The area will also be available to host special events, meetings and classes.
    • Suites- Spanning from end zone to end zone on the south side of TDECU Stadium with a view of downtown Houston, 26 premium suites each containing 12 outside padded arm chairs, four inside bar stools and entertainment area. Houston fans will enjoy comfort and style in these 325-square foot suites with individual upscale service and amenities.
    • Loge Boxes- 42 loge boxes each containing four seats and high-definition monitors will be located throughout the stadium.
    • Club Seats- 766 armchair style padded club seats that are 22 inches wide and located in the lower bowl of TDECU Stadium.
    • Additional Premium Seating- 2,778 armchair seats that are 20 inches wide and 1,210 benches with backs with the majority located in the lower bowl of TDECU Stadium.

    Press Box
    Seats for 70 working media along with a press dining area. Post-game press conferences to take place in a wired field-level photographer work room.

    Restrooms
    A total of 18 primary restrooms throughout the concourse plus 38 other restrooms in TDECU Stadium.

    Sanders Red & White Hall
    A 2,000-square foot tribute area to University of Houston history located on the northeast corner of TDECU Stadium. Will serve as a gameday club for ticket holders in section 129 and north side loge boxes.

    Skyline
    TDECU Stadium was designed to showcase the Houston skyline in the northwest corner of the stadium to remind all visitors and television audiences that UH is the University of Houston.

    Student Section
    Will contain over 5,000 seats in the east end of TDECU Stadium.

    Suite Decks
    Two (2) open-air party suites located on the suite level positioned at each end (east and west end) of the suites. Each open-air suite contains 60 padded armchairs (21 inches wide).

    Ticket Office
    The University of Houston Athletics Ticket Office will move from the Athletics/Alumni Center to a new office located on the northeast corner of TDECU Stadium facing Cullen Blvd. The facility will have eight exterior ticket-selling windows along with two interior windows in the ticket office lobby in close proximity to the stadium parking garage.

    Video Board
    State-of-the-art HD-video board located on the west end of TDECU Stadium. Sized at 2,584 square feet (38 feet high, 68 feet wide), the board was designed by Panasonic using Nichia technology.

    WiFi
    Boingo Wireless, the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, is TDECU Stadium's wireless network partner.

    Boingo will install, manage and operate a neutral host, multi-carrier Distributed Antenna System (DAS) at the stadium, providing fast, reliable cellular coverage and data capacity throughout the 40,000-seat venue.

    Boingo's industry-leading DAS networks leverage state-of-the-art design to deliver comprehensive stadium coverage, and maximize carrier participation to ensure more fan access. Boingo will also manage any future deployments of cellular small cells at the stadium.The company will also deploy and manage Wi-Fi networks for both fan and stadium operations use. University of Houston Cougars fans, students and faculty will be able to access ad-supported Wi-Fi throughout the stadium to share their game day experiences. The Boingo Wi-Fi network will also support the stadium ticketing, point of sale, and concessions systems and staff.

    About Manhattan Construction
    Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction is consistently recognized nationally by Engineering News-Record as a top 20 green builder. Manhattan operates from offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Naples, Tampa, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Kissimmee, Fla.; Washington, D.C.; and Atlanta, Ga. Manhattan's building portfolio includes corporate headquarters, institutional, healthcare, office, hospitality and leisure, sports and entertainment, aviation, retail, and judicial facilities throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information visit: manhattanconstruction.com

    About Page
    With roots extending back to 1898, Page has more than 425 employees and offices in Austin, Dallas, Denver, Houston and Washington, D.C. Page provides architecture, interiors, consulting and engineering services throughout the United States and around the world. The firm's diverse, international portfolio includes projects in the academic, student housing, healthcare, government, science and technology, corporate and urban housing sectors. Learn more about the firm at pagethink.com.

    About DLR Group
    DLR Group is an interdisciplinary design firm providing architecture, engineering, planning, and interior design from offices coast-to-coast and in China. Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the AIA 2030 Commitment. Visit dlrgroup.com and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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