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Houston Cougars Stadium Under Construction

Illustration of the University of Houston's new stadium opening for the 2014 season

Illustration of the University of Houston’s new stadium opening for the 2014 season

According to the University of Houston Football Stadium web site’s countdown clock, Cougar fans have only 429 more days until their new stadium opens. That may seem like an eternity to some, but Cougar fans are content to wait this one out knowing what’s to come.

Built upon the site of their previous home, Robertson Stadium, the new 40,000-seat stadium with turf field is slated to open prior to the 2014 season. With over 5,000 club and suite seats, the new stadium features four open-air party decks to provide unique areas for Cougar fans to get their drink on.

I’m not a huge fan of field turf, but I understand the need to have a durable field for multipurpose use for universities to help recoup construction costs. I’m sure you won’t hear the football team complain about the turf as a fast track will help their historically passing-oriented offense.

The latest construction reports suggest they’ll raise the first steel this week.  To see the latest action at the site, follow the progress on the UH Stadium web cam.

Nighttime view of the new Houston Cougars Stadium

Nighttime view of the Cougar Stadium construction

Robertson Stadium met the wrecking ball in December 2012

Robertson Stadium met the wrecking ball in December 2012

Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome flooded

The Calgary Saddledome experienced flooding after torrential rains hit the region this week.  Eight inches of rain fell in twelve hours to push the Bow River over its banks. The floodwaters made it to the 10th row of the arena and all planned events are on hold.  The damage is unknown as the City awaits for waters to recede.  We’ll have more to report this week once clean up has started.  Saddledome photo damage

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