Houston Athletics Fan Appreciation Day Set for August 3

Fan appreciation day set for August 3.

July 26, 2013

HOUSTON – Houston Athletics announced Friday it will hold its annual Fan Appreciation Day and Cougar Youth Experience on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. prior to the season’s first football practice, 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 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 run through individual athletic drills much like today’s student-athletes.

Due to NCAA regulations, the Cougar Youth Experience is only available for those eighth grade or younger. Those with children interested in participating in the Cougar Youth Experience should RSVP via e-mail to Tory Teykl at tteykl@central.uh.edu. Onsite registration will also be available.

Fans will also be able to meet costumed mascot Shasta, take pictures with Andre Ware’s Heisman Trophy and with the Cougar Dolls and Houston cheerleaders. The 2013 posters for three sports programs will be available for fans prior to autograph signings.

Houston head football coach Tony Levine, head soccer coach Chris Pfau and head volleyball coach Kaddie Platt will address attendees at the free event prior to the crowd being invited to the Houston Football practice fields for UH’s first official practice as a member of The American Athletic Conference.

Representatives from the Houston Athletics Ticket Office will also be on hand to accommodate any fans who have yet to purchase 2013 season tickets.

The 2013 season marks Houston's first in The American Athletic Conference with the league's 2013 champion garnering an automatic BCS bid.



This year's unique season-ticket package covers seven games at three locations across the City of Houston. In addition to the Memphis and Cincinnati games, the Cougars also face Southern (Aug. 30), Rice (Sept. 21), BYU (Oct. 19), USF (Oct. 31) and SMU (Nov. 29) at Reliant Stadium.

Houston is in negotiations with Rice Athletic Department officials to play the Nov. 23 game vs. Cincinnati at Rice Stadium.

Fans can purchase season tickets covering seven games for as low as $160. Families can also enjoy the Memorial Hermann Family Plan for only $319. Under the Memorial Hermann Family Plan, fans will receive two adult and two youth General Admission tickets with additional youth tickets costing only $80 each.

To renew and purchase season 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 renew season tickets for the 2013 season online by clicking here.

To make a specific seating request for 2013, (i.e., seating with a particular individual/group or field proximity) please email your request to tickets@uh.edu. If you have any additional questions, please contact Cougar Pride at 713-743-GoUH (4684) or email cougarpride@uh.edu.

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