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Opened
Sept. 18, 1942

Closed

Nov. 24, 2012

First Houston Game

Southwest Louisiana 13, Houston 7 - Sept. 21, 1946

Final Houston Game

Houston 40, Tulane 17 - Nov. 24, 2012

First Houston Win

Houston 34, Texas A&I 0 - Oct. 12, 1946

First Game

Lamar High School 26, Dallas Adamson 7 - Sept. 18, 1942

All-Time Home Record

72-44-1 (62.0%)

Dedication

Dedicated on May 3, 1970 in honor of Corbin J. Robertson, chairman of the UH athletic committee for 20 years and driving force behind establishment and success of UH athletics.

Largest UH Crowd

32,413 vs. Southern Miss, 12/3/2011

Largest Crowd

37,981, Dallas Texans vs. Houston Oilers 12/3/1962

Memorable Dates

1942

Public School Stadium opens

Sept. 18, 1942

First Game: Lamar High School 26, Dallas Adamson 7

1946-50

Home of the Cougars

Sept. 21, 1946

First Houston Game: Louisiana-Lafayette 13, Houston 7

1958

Renamed Jeppesen Stadium

1964

Houston 10, Texas A&M 0

1960-65

Home of the Houston Oilers of the AFL

Jan. 1, 1961

Houston Oilers defeat the Los Angeles Chargers 24-16 in AFL's first title game

Dec. 23, 1962

Dallas Texans defeat Houston Oilers 20-17 (OT) in front of 37,981.

1970

University of Houston purchases Jeppesen Stadium

May 3, 1980

Dedicated Robertson Stadium

1983

NCAA Track and Field Championships

1986

U.S. Olympic Sports Festival

1989

U.S. Outdoor Championships

Sept. 9 1995

Cougars play Louisiana Tech to celebrate opening of Athletics/Alumni Center

1999

Dedicated O'Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium after $6-million gift from John and Julie O'Quinn.

Dec. 1, 2006

Houston hosts the Conference USA Championship, defeating Southern Miss 34-20 for the league title.

Dec. 3, 2011

Undefeated Cougars host Southern Miss in the C-USA Championship, falling 49-28 in front of a record crowd of 32,413.

Nov. 24, 2012

Houston plays its final game in Robertson Stadium and comes away with a 40-17 win over Tulane. The Cougars close their all-time record in the stadium at 72-44-1.

Dec. 3, 2012

Demolition of the 70-year old Robertson Stadium officially begins.

Robertson Stadium Information

  • Robertson Stadium was a joint project of the Houston Independent School District (HISD) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a federal agency created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal.
  • HISD purchased the land (60 acres) now bound by Holman, Cullen (formerly St. Bernard's street), Elgin and Wheeler Streets for $75,000 - an average of $1,253 per acre.
  • Renamed Jeppesen Stadium in 1958 in honor of Holger Jeppesen, a longtime member of the Houston School Board.
  • 1960 K.S. "Bud" Adams, new owner of Houston Oilers in the American Football league, signed a lease to play home games at Robertson Stadium. Expand seating from 22,000 to 36,000.
  • Cougars play only game between 1951-94 at Robertson Stadium on Friday, Sept. 25 1964, and shutout Texas A&M, 10-0
  • Underwent $2 million facelift in 1983 for the NCAA Track and Field Championships and further renovations came in 1989 when Cougar and Olympian Carl Lewis provided new runways and resurfacing of the track which served as his training home.
  • Houston played two games on campus in 1996 and three in 1997 before returning to Robertson full-time in 1998.
  • As part of $6 million gift from John and Julie O'Quinn, several renovations took place between 1998 and 1999. Capacity was raised from 20,500 to approximately 33,000. The track was replaced with a ring of lower tiered seating and the playing field was lowered nine feet. Seating was constructed in each endzone and 32 luxury suites on both sides of stadium were added along with concession stands and restrooms built in each endzone. A new scoreboard and sound system were installed, as well as new sidewalks, walkway, fencing, patios and interior and exterior landscaping.
08/26/16
Incarnate Word
at Incarnate Word
San Antonio, Texas
5:00 PM
UL-Lafayette
vs UL-Lafayette
Houston, Texas (Sharp Gym)
4:30 PM
Video
Weber State
vs Weber State
Houston, Texas (Sharp Gym)
10:00 AM
Video
Houston Baptist
at Houston Baptist
Houston, Texas (Sharp Gym)
7:00 PM
08/28/16
Texas State
at Texas State
San Marcos, Texas
1:00 PM
Texas Southern
Texas Southern
Athletics/Alumni Center
1:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
09/02/16
at SFA Lumberjack Preview
Nacogdoches, Texas
7:00 PM
Idaho State
Idaho State
Athletics/Alumni Center
7:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
09/03/16
Oklahoma
vs Oklahoma
Houston, Texas (NRG Stadium)
11:00 AM
Audio Tickets
Lamar
Lamar
Athletics/Alumni Center
12:30 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
09/04/16
Samford
Samford
CARL LEWIS COMPLEX
1:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
09/09/16
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, Texas
7:00 PM
San Jose State
San Jose State
Athletics/Alumni Center
1:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
09/09/16
at 41st Annual Rice Invitational
Houston, Texas (Rice)
6:15 PM
Houston Baptist
Houston Baptist
Athletics/Alumni Center
7:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
09/10/16
Lamar
Lamar
TDECU Stadium
11:00 AM
Audio Tickets
Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Monroe
Athletics/Alumni Center
12:30 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
09/15/16
Cincinnati
at Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
6:30 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
09/16/16
UC Riverside
UC Riverside
CARL LEWIS COMPLEX
7:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
vs Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Houston, Texas (Tudor Fieldhouse)
11:00 AM
GameTracker Video Tickets
09/18/16
UTSA
UTSA
CARL LEWIS COMPLEX
7:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
09/23/16
New Mexico State
New Mexico State
CARL LEWIS COMPLEX
7:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
09/24/16
Texas State
at Texas State
San Marcos, Texas
TBA
Audio Tickets
09/24/16
at Texas A&M Invitational
College Station, Texas
TBA
09/29/16
UConn
UConn
TDECU Stadium
7:00 PM
Audio Tickets
09/29/16
UCF
at UCF
Orlando, Fla.
6:00 PM
10/02/16
USF
at USF
Tampa, Fla.
12:00 PM
10/06/16
Temple
Temple
CARL LEWIS COMPLEX
7:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
10/07/16
at HBU Invitational
Houston, Texas (HBU)
4:00 PM
10/08/16
Navy
at Navy
Annapolis, Md.
2:00 PM
Audio Tickets
10/14/16
at Alabama Crimson Classic
Tuscaloosa, Ala.
9:00 AM
10/15/16
Tulsa
Tulsa
TDECU Stadium
TBA
Audio Tickets
10/22/16
SMU
at SMU
Dallas, Texas
TBA
Audio Tickets
10/29/16
UCF
UCF
TDECU Stadium
TBA
Audio Tickets
10/29/16
vs American Athletic Conference Championships
Cincinnati, Ohio
TBA
11/11/16
vs NCAA South Central Regional
Fayetteville, Ark.
11:00 AM
11/12/16
Tulane
Tulane
TDECU Stadium
TBA
Audio Tickets
11/19/16
vs NCAA Championships
Terre Haute, Ind.
11:00 AM
11/21/16
George Mason
vs George Mason
Estero, Fla. (Germain Arena)
6:30 PM
11/22/16
vs Kent State/South Dakota
Estero, Fla. (Germain Arena)
TBA
11/23/16
vs TBD
Estero, Fla. (Germain Arena)
TBA
03/09/17
vs TBD
Hartford, Conn. (XL Center)
TBA
03/10/17
vs TBD
Hartford, Conn. (XL Center)
TBA
03/11/17
vs TBD
Hartford, Conn. (XL Center)
TBA
03/12/17
vs TBD
Hartford, Conn. (XL Center)
TBA
03/14/17
vs TBD
Dayton Ohio
TBA
03/15/17
vs TBD
Dayton, Ohio
TBA
03/16/17
vs TBD
TBA
TBA

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