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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.
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Arlington, Texas
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Arlington, Texas
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Arlington, Texas
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Fairfax, Va.
10:30 AM
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Fairfax, Va.
3:30 PM
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LSU
at LSU
Baton Rouge, La.
5:00 PM
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Fairfax, Va.
11:00 AM
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Southern Miss
Southern Miss
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Tucson, Ariz.
9:30 PM
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12:30 PM
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Lamar
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Prairie View A&M
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7:00 PM
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New Mexico
at New Mexico
Albuquerque, N.M.
8:00 PM
09/15/17
at Mason Rudolph Championship
Franklin, Tenn. (Vanderbilt Legends Club)
All Day
09/16/17
Rice
Rice
TDECU Stadium
7:00 PM
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09/16/17
at Mason Rudolph Championship
Franklin, Tenn. (Vanderbilt Legends Club)
All Day
09/17/17
New Mexico State
at New Mexico State
Las Cruces, N.M.
1:00 PM
09/17/17
at Mason Rudolph Championship
Franklin, Tenn. (Vanderbilt Legends Club)
All Day
09/21/17
Tulsa
at Tulsa
Tulsa, Okla.
7:00 PM
09/23/17
Texas Tech
Texas Tech
TDECU Stadium
TBA
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09/23/17
at Texas A&M Invitational
College Station, Texas
TBA
09/24/17
Memphis
at Memphis
Memphis, Tenn.
1:00 PM
09/29/17
North Texas
at North Texas
Dallas, Texas
TBA
09/30/17
Temple
at Temple
Philadelphia, Pa.
TBA
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10/01/17
vs The Jackrabbit
Valentine, Neb. (Prairie Club)
All Day
10/02/17
vs The Jackrabbit
Valentine, Neb. (Prairie Club)
All Day
10/03/17
vs The Jackrabbit
Valentine, Neb. (Prairie Club)
All Day
10/07/17
SMU
SMU
TDECU Stadium
TBA
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10/09/17
Bayou City Collegiate Classic
Pearland, Texas (Golfcrest Country Club)
All Day
10/09/17
at Betsy Rawls Invitational
Austin, Texas (UT Golf Club)
All Day
10/10/17
at Betsy Rawls Invitational
Austin, Texas (UT Golf Club)
All Day
10/10/17
Bayou City Collegiate Classic
Pearland, Texas (Golfcrest Country Club)
All Day
10/12/17
Incarnate Word
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San Antonio, Texas
1:00 PM
10/14/17
Tulsa
at Tulsa
Tulsa, Okla.
TBA
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10/14/17
vs Pre-Nationals
Louisville, Ky.
All Day
10/19/17
Memphis
Memphis
TDECU Stadium
7:00 PM
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10/20/17
SMU
SMU
CRWC NATATORIUM
6:00 PM
10/21/17
North Texas
North Texas
Houston, TX
11:00 AM
10/22/17
at Maryb S. Kauth Invitational
San Antonio, Texas (Briggs Ranch Golf Club)
All Day
10/23/17
vs Royal Oaks Intercollegiate
Dallas, Texas (Royal Oaks Country Club)
All Day
10/23/17
at Maryb S. Kauth Invitational
San Antonio, Texas (Briggs Ranch Golf Club)
All Day
10/24/17
vs Royal Oaks Intercollegiate
Dallas, Texas (Royal Oaks Country Club)
All Day
10/24/17
at Maryb S. Kauth Invitational
San Antonio, Texas (Briggs Ranch Golf Club)
All Day
10/28/17
East Carolina
East Carolina
TDECU Stadium
TBA
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10/28/17
vs American Athletic Conference Championship
Philadelphia, Pa.
9:00 AM
10/30/17
at Trinity Forest Invitational
Dallas, Texas (Trinity Forest Golf Club)
All Day
10/31/17
at Trinity Forest Invitational
Dallas, Texas (Trinity Forest Golf Club)
All Day
11/03/17
at Kaanapali Collegiate Classic
Lahaina, Maui, Hawai'i (Ka'anapali Golf Course)
All Day
11/04/17
USF
at USF
Tampa, Fla.
TBA
Tickets
11/04/17
at Kaanapali Collegiate Classic
Lahaina, Maui, Hawai'i (Ka'anapali Golf Course)
All Day
11/05/17
at Kaanapali Collegiate Classic
Lahaina, Maui, Hawai'i (Ka'anapali Golf Course)
All Day
11/10/17
McNeese
McNeese
TBD
TBA
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Texas A&M
at Texas A&M
College Station, Texas
7:00 PM
11/10/17
at NCAA South Central Regional
College Station, Texas
TBA
at WNIT 2nd Round
TBA
TBA
11/13/17
Lynn exhibition
at Lynn exhibition
Boca Raton, Fla.
TBA
vs WNIT 2nd Round
TBA
TBA
vs WNIT Semifinals
TBA
TBA
vs WNIT Semifinals
TBA
TBA
11/16/17
Phil Hansel Invitational
Phil Hansel Invitational
Houston, TX
10:00 AM
11/17/17
Drexel
vs Drexel
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
3:30 PM
11/18/17
vs Mercer/Liberty
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
3:30 PM
11/18/17
vs NCAA Championship
Louisville, Ky.
All Day
11/19/17
vs Mercer/Liberty
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
5:30 PM
vs WNIT Championship
TBA
TBA
11/20/17
vs TBD
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
TBA
Boston College
at Boston College
Boston, Mass.
TBA
Liberty
vs Liberty
Amherst, Mass.
TBA
11/25/17
UIW
UIW
TBD
TBA
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Northeastern
vs Northeastern
Amherst, Mass.
TBA
Texas State
at Texas State
San Marcos, Texas
7:00 PM
11/29/17
New Orleans
New Orleans
TBD
TBA
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11/30/17
vs AT&T Winter Nationals
Columbus, Ohio
TBA
12/02/17
Arkansas
Arkansas
TBD
TBA
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Fairfield
Fairfield
TBD
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01/19/18
Arkansas/Vanderbilt
CRWC NATATORIUM
TBA
01/26/18
LSU/Tulane/Rice
LSU/Tulane/Rice
CRWC NATATORIUM
T
02/10/18
Houston First Chance Meet
CRWC NATATORIUM
TBA
02/14/18
American Athletic Conference Championship
vs American Athletic Conference Championship
Dallas, Texas
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