July 17, 2014
HOUSTON - Houston Athletics announced Thursday it will hold its annual Fan Appreciation Day and Cougar Youth Experience on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 3:30-5:30 p.m., prior to Houston Football's first practice of the season, which is open to the public at 6 p.m.
Coaches and players from the Houston Football, Soccer and Volleyball programs will be available inside the Athletics/Alumni Center (3100 Cullen Blvd.) during the two-hour time period for autograph signings, photos and to help run the Cougar Youth Experience where Houston's younger fans will have the opportunity to compete in individual athletic drills much like today's student-athletes. Due to NCAA regulations, the Cougar Youth Experience is only available for those in eighth grade or younger.
2014 Houston Football season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to receive the autographs they covet as at each of the autograph stations, a season ticket holder fast lane will be in use for the 4:25 p.m. start. Those fans without season tickets at each station will begin collecting autographs after the initial season ticket holder fast lane has emptied.
To secure your spot in the fast lane, purchase your season tickets for as low as $140 right now at UHCougars.com/FBtickets. Representatives from Houston Athletics Ticket Sales will also be on hand to accommodate any fans who have yet to purchase 2014 season tickets.
The 2014 posters for three sports programs will be available for fans prior to autograph signings. Fans can bring their own items for autograph signings but are limited to one item.
Fans will also be able to meet Houston's costumed mascot, Shasta, and take pictures with Andre Ware's Heisman Trophy and the Cougar Dolls and Houston cheerleaders.
The Houston Football open practice will be held following at the Houston Football practice fields following Fan Appreciation Day. Bleacher seating will be provided for 2014 Houston Football season ticket holders. Fans are allowed to bring their own folding chairs and umbrellas. No outside food or drink will be allowed at either of the events.
Parking for the event will be available in lots 16C and 16D located across Cullen Blvd. from the Athletics/Alumni Center and the TDECU Stadium parking garage located at the intersection of Cullen Blvd. and Holman St.
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.