HOUSTON - The University of Houston Department of Intercollegiate Athletics unveiled the John O'Quinn Field design for TDECU Stadium on Wednesday. The synthetic turf will feature an alternating dark green/light green pattern every five yards with distinctive Houston-themed end zones on each end and the Houston Athletics logo balancing the layout at midfield.
The stadium's west end zone will feature a silhouette of the downtown Houston skyline overlaid with HOUSTON in the official Houston Athletics font in white with silver trim. The east end zone of TDECU Stadium will feature Houston Athletics' secondary Cougar head logo overlaid by COUGARS in the Houston Athletics font in white with silver trim.
"When we designed TDECU Stadium we wanted a unique look and that carried over to the design of John O'Quinn Field," said Houston Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Mack Rhoades. "With the west end zone, we wanted to match the stadium's view of downtown Houston and remind everyone we are The University of Houston. Our east end zone highlights our secondary athletics Cougar logo while also giving a consistent look with the lanes of Guy V. Lewis Court at Hofheinz Pavilion."
Both 25-yard lines of the field will contain American Athletic Conference logos with the John O'Quinn Field name on the east 20-yard line and TDECU Stadium recognition on the west 25-yard line.
A focus on the ever-evolving digital world will be on John O'Quinn Field with the Houston Athletics website, UHCougars.com, and the Houston Athletics official hashtag, #GoCoogs, displayed just outside sidelines on both sides of the field.
The synthetic surface to be installed at TDECU Stadium is S5-M manufactured by UBU Sports. S5-M, a Speed Series product, is a slit-film turf blade with a sand/rubber combination for infill.
The low maintenance surface is designed to host a multitude of events, including but not limited to, high school football games, concerts, band practice, specific UH intramural events and more.
The first roll of turf for John O'Quinn Field was rolled out July 16, and fans can follow the construction progress of TDECU Stadium with the stadium's live webcam.
2014 FOOTBALL SEASON TICKETS
Houston fans can guarantee a place in history by purchasing season tickets for the first season in the new TDECU Stadium. Season tickets are currently on sale starting at just $140 as are Memorial Hermann Family Plan four-pack season tickets, two adult and two youth, for just $299. Lower-level reserved season tickets start at just $200.
Fans interested in purchasing Houston Football season tickets for as low as $140 for seven games can contact the Ticket Sales department online or by calling 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647).
Houston opens the 2014 season at 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29, when it hosts UTSA in the first game in TDECU Stadium.
YOUNG ALUMNI TICKET INFORMATION
University of Houston alumni from the last five years (2010-14) can purchase season tickets for just $125 (upper levels) and $175 (lower level) in specially designated Young Alumni sections with a multiplier of four times donations to Cougar Pride giving levels for the first five years after graduation. Young Alumni can purchase tickets here or by calling 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647).
GROUP TICKET INFORMATION
Single-game group ticket sales for the inaugural season in TDECU Stadium are now on sale via the Houston Athletics Ticket Office. Groups of at least 10 or more can purchase tickets starting at just $21 per person to any of Houston's seven home games, including 2014 Fiesta Bowl champion UCF, by calling the Houston Athletics Ticket Office at 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or by clicking here.