Tuesday July 8th, 2014

The University of Houston announced today that it has sold the naming rights to its football stadium to TDECU, the Houston area's largest credit union.

Houston's old on-campus stadium, Robertson Stadium, was demolished after the 2012 season. Last year, the Cougars played their home games at Reliant Stadium, home of the NFL's Houston Texans. Construction on the new stadium, which will be known as TDECU Stadium, is ongoing and is expected to be completed in time for the Cougars' season opener on August 29 against UTSA. 

According to a press release from the school, the naming rights contract is worth $15 million over ten years. In addition to the naming rights, the deal also includes a TDECU luxury box on the 50-yard line and discounted tickets for TDECU employees and members. 

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This upcoming season is Houston's second in the American Athletic Conference. The Cougars went 8-5 last year and lost to Vanderbilt in the BBVA Compass Bowl.

— Dan Gartland

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