Stadium Pledge Deadline Extended to Dec. 20

Nov. 26, 2013

HOUSTON -With stadium donations arriving daily, the holiday weekend fast approaching and the release of new luxury opportunities, renderings and amenities in December, Cougar Pride has extended the deadline for stadium pledges from Saturday, Nov. 30, to Friday, Dec. 20.

The end of the Cougar Pride fiscal year will remain as scheduled, Saturday, Nov. 30. Donations made to Cougar Pride after Nov. 30 will not affect your priority points based on the 2014 Priority Process (below). Only new stadium pledges or amendments to existing pledges prior to Friday, Dec. 20 will impact your ranking.

The Houston Athletics Department is close to finalizing renderings and additional luxury opportunities for our fans including the amenities in the club areas, suites and loge boxes.  Cougar Pride would like to make this information available for fans who are considering seats in these luxury areas.

"Early in December, we will have an opportunity to present new information including images for additional luxury seating opportunities in the new stadium", said Houston Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Mack Rhoades. "It is our primary goal to ensure our fans receive the most up to date information and provide them an opportunity to ask questions in order to make the best seating selections in 2014 and beyond.  Presenting the new material and extending the pledge deadline will allow supporters to make the most informed decision possible regarding their seat selection this spring."

A stadium pledge or donation of $10,000 or more prior to the Dec. 20 deadline could move a Houston fan into the top three levels of the 2014 Priority Process shown below. Increases to any existing pledges (must be in $2,500 increments) could improve the ranking of those already in the top three levels in the 2014 Priority Process.

As Houston fans are reminded below, a minimum $10,000 stadium pledge (payable up to five years) is required to purchase up to four club seats or a loge box and a $100,000 minimum stadium pledge is required to qualify an individual to be able purchase a suite. A stadium donation or pledge does not guarantee a specific number of seats or location in the stadium. The 2014 Priority Process to select a seat(s) is based on each individuals Seat Selection Ranking. A pledge will only improve an individual's priority to select seats.  Please note that Cougar Pride donations received after Nov. 30 will affect other benefits associated with the 2014 season; i.e. parking.  Please note any new luxury opportunity will be associated with a stadium commitment.  Cougar Pride will release additional information accordingly.   

Once fans' priority levels are set through the criteria listed above, they will be allowed to request seating based on availability and 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.

The 2014 selection order will be determined by the 2014 Priority Process.  Stadium donations and commitments are separate from the specific season ticket pricing for 2014.  Once the selection order has been determined, you will receive notification of your selection day and time, along with instructions on how to pick your seats at a later date.  Cougar Pride's goal is to get final rankings out in January of 2014.

Season tickets in the new stadium start at just $140 with lower bowl season tickets beginning at $200. Premium seating begins 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 a Cougar Pride or stadium donations while 37 percent of the stadium will be premium seating. Luxury seating consists of just four percent of the stadium.

Houston fans can purchase single game tickets to Houston's regular-season finale - Friday, Nov. 29, vs. SMU at Reliant Stadium - with tickets starting at just $32.

To purchase 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 purchase tickets online by clicking here.



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