About TDECU Stadium
Everything’s bigger in Texas, and that includes the name of its college football stadiums. Case in point the University of Houston’s TDECU Stadium, which has a full name of (get ready for this) the John O’Quinn Field at Texas Dow Employees Credit Union Stadium. Whatever you call it, though, this thoroughly modern collegiate football stadium has been calling the shots since its debut in 2014.
The History of TDECU Stadium
University builders broke ground on TDECU Stadium in 2013 after a lengthy planning session that started in 2010 in order to hash out many of the details. Originally, the University of Houston had considered the feasibility of renovating or rebuilding their ailing Robertson Stadium, which had been built in 1941 and had been showing its age. Ultimately the decision was made to construct a brand-new football stadium with all the bells and whistles; Texas Dow Employees Credit Union came by during this process and threw a whole lot of money at the university for naming rights. The rest, as they say, is history: TDECU Stadium, with its 40,000-seat capacity, opened its doors in 2014.
What Makes TDECU Stadium Events So Special?
TDECU Stadium is so cutting-edge and new it’s scary. It’s got a 40,000-plus seat capacity, massive LED scoreboards, and more attached amenities than you can shake a stick at thanks to its status as being part of the university campus. All this makes catching a game at TDECU Stadium an event to remember!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is TDECU Stadium located?
TDECU Stadium is located at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas.
What kind of events does TDECU Stadium host?
Football may be the main TDECU Stadium event, but that’s not the only game you might see there, of course. It’s a favorite venue for the University of Houston, as the school uses it for commencement every year and other events. Some real big names have given commencement addresses there, from astronaut Scott Kelley to actor Matthew McConaughey to the Governator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Which team is playing at TDECU Stadium?
TDECU Stadium is the home of the Houston Cougars, the university’s NCAA Division I football team and has been so since it opened in 2014. The Houston Roughnecks of the Vince McMahon-owned XFL football league also began playing their home games at SDECU Stadium in 2020.
Where can I park for free at TDECU Stadium?
Parking at TDECU Stadium events is limited to Houston Football season ticket holders - for most lots. However, there are a number of cash-only lots available on campus, a short walk away from the stadium. Parking at these lots is $10.
What is the seating capacity of TDECU Stadium?
TDECU Stadium sporting events can host over 40,000 spectators.
Who owns TDECU Stadium?
TDECU Stadium is owned by The University of Houston system.
How do I get to TDECU Stadium using public transport?
TDECU Stadium events are accessible via multiple modes of transportation. Houston METRORail's Southeast Line provides light rail access to the venue with a station less than 100 yards from the Southwest entrance of the stadium.