HOUSTON - With the recent announcement of the University of Houston Football team's Homecoming kickoff time vs. Tulane, administrators also announced that Houston Men's Basketball exhibition opener vs. North Alabama will tip off at noon, Nov. 8, inside Hofheinz Pavilion.
The Cougars begin the Kelvin Sampson era when they meet North Alabama in their only exhibition contest. Admission is free to the Men's Basketball exhibition game, but fans must register here to receive free tickets. All fans are invited to register online and attend the game.
Season ticket holders do NOT need to register for free tickets for the Nov. 8 exhibition game. An email will be sent to each season-ticket account holder with print-at-home tickets.
For the game, seating will be general admission in the bowl with the Cullen Boulevard and Holman Street entrances open for all fans.
Following the Men's Basketball game, fans can walk across the street to TDECU Stadium and continue cheering on the Cougars as Houston Football faces conference-rival Tulane at 2:30 p.m., in a Homecoming showdown. That game will be shown nationally on ESPNU.
Due to the Football game, parking for the Men's Basketball exhibition game will follow the standard Football Gameday parking policies. For a map of TDECU Stadium parking and more information on Football parking policies, fans can click here.
Under Sampson's leadership, the Cougars will play host in showdowns against defending NCAA national champion UConn, defending American Athletic Conference champion Cincinnati, SMU, Memphis, Rice and more.
Eight teams on Houston's schedule - UConn (32), Cincinnati (27), Harvard (27), SMU (27), Memphis (24), Murray State (23), Boise State (21) and Tulsa (21) - won at least 20 games a year ago with five of those - UConn, Harvard, Memphis, Cincinnati and Tulsa - competing in the NCAA Tournament.
Season ticket packages start for as low as $99 in the Reserved 3 section for 17 regular-season home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. The Memorial Hermann Family Plan, which includes two adult and two kids' season tickets, can be purchased for only $399 in the Reserved 2 section for the entire regular-season home schedule.
Fans can purchase season tickets online by visiting uhcougars.com/mbbtickets and following the appropriate links or by clicking here. To view a map of Hofheinz Pavilion with season ticket pricing, fans can click here.
Fans can call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or visit the Athletics Ticket Office from 10 a.m., to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To purchase tickets in person, fans can visit the Athletics Ticket Office located on the northeast corner of TDECU Stadium, just outside of Gate 1 off Cullen Boulevard. Parking is available in the TDECU Stadium parking garage with the first 30 minutes free of charge.
All UH main campus students are admitted FREE to regular-season Men's Basketball home games with a valid student ID.
Fans also have a choice of a pair of mini plans when choosing their ticket options. With the Conference Pack, fans can purchase tickets to each of the Cougars' nine American Athletic Conference home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion, starting at only $8 per game in the Reserved 3 section.
Fans can choose the 3-Point Pack and pick any three of the Cougars' 17 regular-season home games with prices starting as low as $9 per game in the Reserved 3 section.
Tickets for groups of 10 or more can be purchased for as low as $9 per ticket in Reserved 3 (Section 101-102, 115-116, 126-128) for 17 regular-season home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Groups of 10 or more can buy tickets for only $14 per ticket in the Reserved 2 (Sections 103-104, 109-111, 117-119 and 124-125), while Reserved 3 seats (Section 105-108, 120-123) are available at $19 per ticket.
The ticket cost per person falls even more for groups of 25 or more. Group administrators are encouraged to call or visit the Athletics Ticket Office soon to secure their seats.
For a map of Hofheinz Pavilion group seating sections and prices, fans can click here. Fans can purchase group tickets online by visiting UHCougars.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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