HOUSTON - Houston Athletics announced Wednesday its Young Alumni sections in the new Houston Football Stadium in addition to its Young Alumni donor program. University of Houston graduates from within the last five years (2010-14) will have the ability to purchase season tickets in special Young Alumni sections for as low as $125.
"Young alums are extremely important to our present and future success and we want to reward them for their loyalty to the Cougars," said Houston's Senior Associate AD for External Relations Jeramiah Dickey. "Our goal is to continue the electric atmosphere they provided as students. We cannot thank them enough for their continued support."
Young Alumni will be given two options for seating inside the Houston Football Stadium. The Young Alumni lower section will be located in section 117 and priced at $175 ($150 ticket/$25 Cougar Pride donation). The Young Alumni upper sections will be located in sections 234 and 333-335 and priced at $125 ($100 ticket/$25 Cougar Pride donation).
"We cannot wait to see our young alumni back on campus to support the Coogs. We are extremely excited for the future of our great campus and alumni base as we introduce our new stadium," said University of Houston Student Body President Charles Haston.
The Young Alumni Program offers recent graduates within the last five years an opportunity to receive Cougar Pride benefits, network with established alumni, and most importantly, make a change. They have the chance to obtain Cougar Pride points at all donor levels at a reduced rate and sit in specific Young Alumni sections at the Houston Football Stadium. This allows Young Alumni the chance to attend athletic luncheons, meet coaches and student-athletes, as well as attend alumni networking events.
"It is extremely important for young alumni to be engaged especially as we open our new stadium this August," said Immediate Past University of Houston Student Body President Cedric K. Bandoh. "This season ticket package gives you that opportunity and provides a lot of value. I strongly encourage all young alums to purchase their package today and let's go support our Coogs on to victory!"
Young Alumni will receive a multiplier of four times their donations in regards to Cougar Pride giving levels for the first five years after graduation.
If a Young Alumni member wanted to be at the All-American Club ($1,000 level), they would only need to make a full donation of $250 (normally Varsity Club level). [$250 donation x Multiplier of four = $1,000 credit]
2014 FOOTBALL SEASON TICKETS
Houston fans can guarantee a place in history by purchasing season tickets for the first ever season in the new Houston Football Stadium. General admission season tickets are currently on sale for just $140 as are Memorial Hermann Family Plan four-pack season tickets for just $299.
For those interested in purchasing 2014 reserved season tickets, fans may place a $200 season ticket deposit at UHCougars.com that will give access to participate in a 24-hour Select-A-Seat process in May. The $200 deposit is not a fee and will go towards the cost of season tickets. Lower level reserved season tickets begin at just $200.
Houston opens the 2014 season at 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29, when it hosts UTSA in the first ever game in the Houston Football Stadium.