HOUSTON -Houston’s Nov. 23 game vs. Cincinnati has been moved from Rice Stadium to BBVA Compass Stadium, the Houston Athletics Department announced Tuesday. Kickoff for the game has been set for 11 a.m. by The American Athletic Conference and the ESPN family of networks. ESPN network designation will be announced following Houston’s game Saturday at Louisville.
Due to the Major League Soccer playoffs schedule, BBVA Compass Stadium was originally unavailable for the date, however with the Houston Dynamo facing Sporting KC on the road on Nov. 23, the facility was recently made available to the Cougars.
“When they were given the choice, our football student-athletes voted to have the game moved to BBVA Compass Stadium,” said Houston’s Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, Mack Rhoades. “They enjoyed playing there earlier this year and the familiarity with the stadium determined the vote by our players. Likewise facility operational issues and the ability to brand the field were other important factors considered.
“We apologize to our fans for any inconveniences caused from playing off campus this season, but we greatly appreciate their understanding and support of our program. We look forward to returning home in 2014 and we appreciate the cooperation of both BBVA Compass Stadium and Rice with the change of venues.”
All season ticket holders and single game ticket purchasers will receive an e-mail shortly from the Houston Athletics Ticket Office that will reiterate the following ticket information - all tickets previously distributed for Rice Stadium are null and void. New tickets for the game at BBVA Compass Stadium will be shipped via UPS no later than Friday, Nov. 15.
Those Cougar Pride members who qualify for game day parking passes will use their original passes for the Nov. 23 game and will park in the B or C lots on the north side of BBVA Compass Stadium.
Houston Athletics will also operate a free shuttle for University of Houston students who sign up in advance for the service. UH students can sign up for the shuttle at UHCougars.com/GetToTheGame.
Construction continues on the state-of-the-art, 40,000-seat Houston Football Stadium as the facility is slated to open in August of 2014. Fans can view the progress on the stadium at HoustonFootballStadium.com.
Houston fans can purchase single game tickets to Houston’s two remaining home games -Nov. 23 vs. Cincinnati and Nov. 29 vs. SMU - with prices starting at just $27.
To purchase 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 purchase tickets online by clicking here.