UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
INDOOR FOOTBALL PRACTICE FACILITY
Continuing Our Upward Trajectory
While the University of Houston enjoys a proud history of excellence on the gridiron, the Cougars’ football program is reaching new heights on the field and in recruiting. While UH has a beautiful home in TDECU Stadium, UH Athletics must continue to provide premium facilities for our coaches, student-athletes, staff, alumni and fans. That next step for our football program is a new Indoor Football Practice Facility.
Staying Competitive with World-Class Facilities
The Cougars have maintained a winning tradition by advancing to national bowl games for five consecutive years. In order to maintain the level of play the team is enjoying, it is imperative UH’s facilities be competitive with the top programs in our conference, the state and around the nation.
In Texas, every Power 5 conference school either has an indoor football practice facility or is in the construction phase of building one. As our coaches recruit future student-athletes, it’s vital that UH demonstrate that its facilities are comparable, if not superior, to the amenities they will see on recruiting visits to other schools.
A Functional Need for Safety and Convenience
Football players and coaches operate on a strict schedule when it comes to practice and training. During a three-and-a-half hour lighting delay against Lamar University at TDECU Stadium in [year], Cougar fans experienced first-hand how Houston’s unpredictable weather can wreak havoc on a schedule. In years past, when inclement weather put the players and coaches in harm’s way, the best scenario was for the team to be transported to the Houston Texans’ indoor facility. The new Indoor Practice Facility eliminates both unnecessary transportation time and any safety hazard.
Building Pride — and Quality — for UH Athletics
When you look at University of Houston athletics facilities, the desire to provide the best is clear. From the Guy V. Lewis Development Facility, to the Baseball Player Development Center at Darryl and Lori Schroeder Park and the Dave Williams Golf Academy to the Fertitta Center, the University has shown a strong commitment to our student-athletes and coaches. This indoor football practice facility is the next step to ensuring UH compares favorably with the nation’s best.
UH’s goal is to build a premier collegiate program, one that places all of our programs in the upper echelon of college athletics. The new practice facility elevates UH’s football program and further increases our tremendous momentum on the gridiron.
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Associate Athletics Director for Major Gifts
Conference titles won by UH (Missouri Valley, Southwest, C-USA, AAC)
Top 25 finishes
Heisman Trophy (Andre Ware, 1989)
Bowl Games including 2017 Hawaii Bowl
Last Division I team to reach century mark against Tulsa, 100-6 in 1968
Case Keenum’s NCAA record career passing yards
“We have ambitious standards for Houston Football and our student-athletes. Facilities like the indoor practice field are an integral part of our team’s upward trajectory and will continue to help us become a nationally-prominent program.”
— Major Applewhite
UH Head Football Coach