Facilities
    Hofheinz Pavilion

    Hofheinz Pavilion Through the Years

    Since the doors opened on December 1, 1969, Hofheinz Pavilion has provided University of Houston Men's and Women's Basketball teams with a decided home-court advantage while giving fans a splendid view for top-flight NCAA action. With the addition of suites ringing the top rim of seats for the 1998-99 season, capacity of Hofheinz Pavilion now stands at 8,479.

    In addition to its convenient location on the corner of Cullen Boulevard and Holman Street (3875 Holman St) on the UH campus, Hofheinz Pavilion's low ceiling lets fans feel close to the action. Theatre-style cushion seats encircle the court without any obstruction, providing an excellent view from any seat. Recent improvements have modernized the facility and enhanced its charm.

    Houston Men's Basketball has posted a 501-153 all-time record inside Hofheinz Pavilion with 31 seasons of at least 10 home wins. Entering the 2014-15 season, the Cougars have recorded 10 straight 10-win seasons at home, the longest streak in school history.

    Houston Women's Basketball has enjoyed a winning brand in Hofheinz Pavilion from the very start as the facility is the only home court it has ever known in 39 seasons. UH has won 10 or more games in a season at Hofheinz 18 times and had endured only eight losing home seasons in its history.

    Hofheinz Pavilion was named in honor of Judge Roy Hofheinz, the entrepreneur who gained world acclaim for conceiving and spearheading the city of Houston's construction of the Houston Astrodome. Hofheinz and his wife, Irene, met as students at the University of Houston in 1929. They later created the Judge Roy Hofheinz Foundation, which contributed $1.5 million toward the construction of the Pavilion.

    The multipurpose facility is also used for concerts, special events, convocations and student-sponsored activities. It has been the site for numerous University functions, such as commencement exercises and professional seminars and forums.

    Hofheinz Pavilion has been renovated twice. A new ceiling, lighting and sound system were installed in 1991. In 1992, through a donation by alumni John and Rebecca Moores, the men's and women's basketball locker rooms were enlarged, and equipped with personal lockers for each Men's and Women's team member.

    In October 2004, a Conor Uni-Force Flooring System was installed.

    Quick Facts


    Named for: Judge Roy Hofheinz
    Businessman who led city's efforts to build Houston Astrodome
    First Game: W, 89-72, vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (Dec. 1, 1969)
    First Loss: L, 97-98, vs. #17/ Arizona State (Dec. 10, 1971)
    Capacity: 8,479
    Guy V. Lewis Court Dedication: Jan. 6, 1996
    Largest Crowd: 10,660 (W, 84-79, vs. Texas, March 5, 1990)
    Largest Crowd (since 1998): 8,918 (L, 77-89, vs. #1/1 Memphis, Jan. 30, 2008)
    Longest Winning Streak: 43 games (Jan. 30, 1982 - Feb. 1, 1985)
    Longest Losing Streak: 7 games (Jan. 16 - March 4, 2000;
    Nov. 30, 1993 - Jan. 29, 1994)
    Postseason Events Hosted : 2008 CBI Quarterfinals
    2006 NIT First Round
    1988 NIT First Round
    1983 NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional
    1980 SWC Postseason Classic First Round
    1979 SWC Postseason Classic First Round
    1978 SWC Postseason Classic First Round
    1977 NIT
    1971 NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional

    ANNUAL ATTENDANCE RECORDS

    YearGamesW-LPct.Total
    Attend.
    Avg.
    Attend.
    1969-701616-01.000128,8488,053
    1970-711313-01.00097,4267,494
    1971-721413-1.929103,6307,227
    1972-731818-01.000125,6886,983
    1973-741312-1.92375,7405,826
    1974-751813-5.722109,3246,074
    1975-761513-2.867108,5327,236
    1976-771716-1.941100,2155,895
    1977-781615-1.93883,7355,233
    1978-79138-5.61560,5824,660
    1979-80139-4.69254,9914,230
    1980-811615-1.93888,8215,515
    1981-821513-2.867101,7056,780
    1982-831414-01.000111,8617,990
    1983-841515-01.000145,4499,697
    1984-851512-3.80085,4675,698
    1985-86149-5.64368,9904,928
    1986-871310-3.76958,5884,185
    1987-88129-3.75049,4194,118
    1988-891411-4.73349,2733,285
    1989-901413-1.92957,9964,143
    1990-911312-1.92356,1254,317
    1991-921311-2.84665,7545,058
    1992-931312-1.92364,9904,999
    1993-94136-7.46237,8582,912
    1994-95136-7.46240,1633,089
    1995-961310-3.76961,0694,698
    1996-97149-5.64346,7143,337
    1997-98136-7.46236,8892,838
    1998-99126-6.500101,7488,479
    1999-00123-9.25055,6914,641
    2000-01136-7.46243,6013,354
    2001-02139-4.69248,0973,700
    2002-03136-7.46249,5003,808
    2003-04178-9.47149,0212,884
    2004-051412-2.83359,4364,245
    2005-061513-2.86772,8694,858
    2006-071411-3.78659,9024,279
    2007-081917-2.89584,2404,434
    2008-091512-3.80057,2093,814
    2009-101510-5.66744,6112,975
    2010-111610-6.62552,4883,280
    2011-121813-5.72267,1753,788
    2012-131814-4.77866,7173,706
    2013-141612-4.75060,5203,782
    45 Seasons654501-153.7663,253,3224,967
    UH single-season records in bold italics.

    TOP 10 CROWDS

    1.10,660 vs. TexasW, 84-793/5/90 
    2.10,514# vs. New Mexico StateW, 72-693/13/71NCAA Midwest Regional First Round
    3.10,500vs. TexasL, 83-951/12/82 
    4.10,497vs. SeattleW, 93-922/6/71 
    5.10,489vs. South AlabamaW, 128-902/28/70 
    6.10,483vs. Florida StateW, 94-862/4/72 
    7.10,472vs. JacksonvilleW, 76-752/24/73 
    8.10,345vs. Miami (Fla.)W, 118-982/14/70 
    9.10,238vs. St. Mary's (Texas)W, 118-772/5/70 
    10.10,220vs. USCW, 77-7312/20/69 
    Note: A crowd of 10,514 at Hofheinz Pavilion watched Notre Dame defeat TCU 102-94 on March 13, 1971 during the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional First Round.

    TOP 10 CROWDS (since 1998)

    1.8,918vs. #1/1 MemphisL, 77-891/30/08
    2.8,917vs. ConnecticutL, 76-8212/30/00
     8,917vs. CincinnatiL, 65-772/17/99
    4.8,517vs. KentuckyW, 83-6912/18/07
    5.8,642vs. ValparaisoW, 90-7212/11/99
    6.8,479vs. MarquetteL, 62-652/27/99
     8,479vs. CharlotteL, 66-682/23/99
     8,479vs. TulaneW, 76-622/13/99
     8,479vs. UABL, 82-902/4/99
     8,479vs. USFL, 67-821/30/99
     8,479vs. MemphisW, 83-811/17/99
     8,479vs. Saint LouisL, 61-691/13/99
     8,479vs. Southern MissW, 64-571/7/99
     8,479vs. LSUW, 67-5511/30/98
     8,479vs. IUPUIW, 72-7111/28/98
     8,479vs. Sam Houston StateL, 63-6711/23/98
     8,479vs. TexasW, 71-6911/17/98
    Note: Renovations of Hofheinz Pavilion in 1998 resulted in the facility's capacity being reduced to 8,479.

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