Houston-Vanderbilt Announce Non-Conference Series

July 17, 2014

HOUSTON - The University of Houston and Vanderbilt announced a non-conference home-and-home football series Thursday. The two-game series will begin Oct. 10, 2015, at TDECU Stadium in Houston with the second meeting occurring Oct. 2, 2021, at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tenn.

The two programs met for the first time in the 2014 BBVA Compass Bowl, a 41-24 Vanderbilt victory.

With the series announcement, Houston has completed its 2015 non-conference schedule with home games at TDECU Stadium against Vanderbilt from the SEC (Oct. 10), Texas State (Sept. 26) and Tennessee Tech (Sept. 5) and a road game at ACC member Louisville on Sept. 12, 2015.

“The addition of Vanderbilt allows us to reach our non-conference scheduling goal of two opponents from major conferences in 2015 with the SEC and ACC with Louisville, along with a minimum of six-to-seven home games in a season,” said Houston Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Mack Rhoades. “We will continue to remain aggressive in our non-conference scheduling and look to bring strong opponents to the City of Houston.”

The 2021 meeting vs. Vanderbilt marks the second non-conference game scheduled for the season, joining Houston’s Sept. 18, 2021, showdown vs. the Big 12’s Texas Tech in TDECU Stadium.

With Thursday’s announcement, Houston now has future non-conference opponents in Louisville (2015-16), Vanderbilt (2015, 2021), Texas State (2015-16), Tennessee Tech (2015), Arizona (2017-18), Texas Tech (2017-18, 2021-22) and Kansas (2019-20).

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.

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).

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.



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