HOUSTON - Although the 2013 football season is less than two months away, University of Houston Athletics administrators gave fans their first glimpse of the 2014 campaign Thursday with the release of the new football stadium seating chart and ticket pricing.
On Tuesday, July 23, the Houston Athletics Ticket Office will release information on how to request specific seating based on the pricing structure provided below. However, before making requests, it is important for fans to understand how those season ticket purchases will be processed.
Season tickets in the new stadium start at just $140 with lower bowl season tickets beginning at $200. Premium seating season begin at $225 with luxury seating season tickets (club seats, loge boxes, suites) beginning at $1,000.
Sixty-three percent of the stadium will consist of seats that are not tied to Cougar Pride or stadium donations while 37 percent of the stadium will be premium seating. Luxury seating, those premium season tickets that begin at $1,000, consist of just four percent of the stadium.
Earlier this month, administrators released the seven-point process in which 2013 season-ticket holders would be prioritized for 2014 seating.
Once fans' priority levels are set through the criteria listed above, they will be allowed to request seating based on the following:
1. Minimum of $100,000 stadium donation pledge required to purchase a Suite.
2. Minimum of $10,000 stadium pledge required to purchase one (1) Loge Box, which consists of four seats. Each additional Loge Box purchased will require an additional $10,000 stadium donation pledge.
3. Minimum of $10,000 stadium donation pledge required to purchase up to four (4) seats in the Club. Each additional Club seat purchased will require an additional $2,500 stadium donation pledge.
4. Amenities and pricing for suite decks and party patios are being finalized and will be released at a later date.
5. For all other pricing options, please consult the map below.
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Stadium donations are payable over a five-year period from initial payment. All stadium donation pledge agreements must be signed by Nov. 30, 2013, to receive seating allocation benefits with initial payment due no later than June 1, 2014. To donate over $10,000 to the stadium, stadium donation pledges are required to be made in minimum increments of $2,500.
Fans looking to obtain a specific number of seats in the new stadium in 2014 should purchase an equal number of seats in 2013 to increase their position in the Cougar Pride Priority Point rankings. If fans request additional 2014 seats in the new stadium at a price level where requests exceed capacity, limits equal to their 2013 season-ticket order may be imposed.
Making a request and a donation for 2014 season tickets, however, does not guarantee the requested location.
A reminder that the cost of season tickets and per seat donation for 2014 will be above and beyond your stadium donation pledge commitment. Payment options for the 2014 season tickets will be released in the spring of 2014.
For information regarding Suite Decks and Party Patios, please contact Cougar Pride at 713-743-GoUH (4684) or at email@example.com.
If questions remain on 2014 pricing and the Houston Football Stadium seating map, Cougar Pride will hold online Q&As Friday from 8:30-10 a.m. and from 3-4 p.m. and again on Monday from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3:30-5 p.m.
COUGAR PRIDE PRIORITY POINT SYSTEM
Seating allocation for all 2014 Houston Football games will be based on the Cougar Pride Priority Point System as of the deadline of Nov. 30, 2013. Fans should meet the season ticket and Cougar Pride renewal deadlines for their best possible seating at each venue.
The Cougar Pride Priority Point Systembenefits are prioritized first by fans' Cougar Pride annual giving level and then by priority points within the giving level.
The 2013 season marks Houston's first in The American Athletic Conference with the league's 2013 champion garnering an automatic BCS bid.
This year's unique season-ticket package covers seven games at three locations across the City of Houston. In addition to the Memphis and Cincinnati games, the Cougars also face Southern (Aug. 30), Rice (Sept. 21), BYU (Oct. 19), USF (Oct. 31) and SMU (Nov. 29) at Reliant Stadium.
Houston is in negotiations with Rice Athletic Department officials to play the Nov. 23 game vs. Cincinnati at Rice Stadium.
SEASON TICKETS INFORMATION
Fans can purchase season tickets covering seven games for as low as $160. Families can also enjoy the Memorial Hermann Family Plan for only $319. Under the Memorial Hermann Family Plan, fans will receive two adult and two youth General Admission tickets with additional youth tickets costing only $80 each.
To renew and purchase season tickets, fans can call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or 877-COUGAR-5 (268-4275) or visit the Athletics Ticket Office, located on the first floor of the Athletics/Alumni Center from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Fans can also renew season tickets for the 2013 season online by clicking here.
To make a specific seating request for 2013, (i.e., seating with a particular individual/group or field proximity) please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any additional questions, please contact Cougar Pride at 713-743-GoUH (4684) or email email@example.com.