Cougar Faithful Come out for Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday

Aug. 5, 2012

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HOUSTON - University of Houston fans braved the wet weather to catch their first glimpses of the Cougars' Football, Soccer and Volleyball programs during Fan Appreciation Day activities inside the Yeoman Fieldhouse in the Athletics/Alumni Center on Sunday.

Young fans were invited early in the day to take part in interactive drills with student-athletes from each team at various stationsthroughout the Fieldhouse.

While the drills were going on, SportsTalk 790 AM morning host Matt Jackson spoke with Volleyball Head Coach Kaddie Platt, Soccer Head Coach Chris Pfau and Football Head Coach Tony Levine. Each coach provided an insightful look at their respective teams as fall practices start.

Following the drills and interviews, student-athletes and coaches lined up, signed autographs and took photos with fans young and old for nearly an hour.

"Fan Appreciation Day is a great way to start the season. There is so much excitement surrounding our fall programs, especially with three new head coaches leading our teams," Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Promotions Rob Stewart said. "All our fans had a lot of fun, and you can see the excitement spreading among everyone as the start of the season for Houston Athletics draws closer."

Houston Football season tickets are on sale now in the Athletics Ticket Office, and fans have options for as low as $140 when purchasing. The season opens at 7 p.m., Sept. 1, when the Cougars play host to Texas State.

Sales are well ahead of last year's record-setting pace, and when the Cougars move into their new $105 million facility for the 2014 season, premium seating options will be given first to those fans with a history of purchasing season tickets.



To 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 buy season tickets 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by clicking the red and white Tickets tab at UHCougars.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.

To secure parking spaces and to support student-athlete scholarships through Cougar Pride for the upcoming season, fans should contact Cougar Pride at 713-743-GOUH or email cougarpride@uh.edu. Fans also can visit UHCougars.com and click the Cougar Pride tab for more information or click here.

Houston Volleyball and Soccer season tickets are available now. For $50, fans can enjoy the Flex Ticket plan, which allows you to use your tickets how you desire--one ticket per game or multiple tickets to fewer games.

For more information regarding season tickets, call the UH Athletic Ticket office at 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or click here.

Houston Volleyball group tickets are available to organizations of 10 or more people who purchase tickets in advance. Group pricing is not available at the door.

Group Ticket deals are available as follows:

• Groups 15-49: $4
• Groups 50-99: $3
• Groups 100+: $2

To order group tickets, call the Athletics Ticket office at 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or email grouptickets@uh.edu.

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