In Game

TDECU Stadium opened in 2014 and is the new state of the art home of the Houston Cougars. The new stadium features many amenities that are sure to help bring a resurgence to the program. The state of the art facility means that no matter where you end up sitting at a Houston Cougars game, you’ll have an excellent time as every seat offers a great view of the action.

The view at TDECU Stadium is fantastic, and it’s not just the view of the field. TDECU Stadium offers an excellent view of the Houston skyline that will make it difficult for you to keep your eyes on the action on the field at times. The horizon is located on the northwest side of the stadium and is absolutely breathtaking, so make sure to snap a pic if you get the chance.

It’s not just the state of the art new stadium, and beautiful view that makes attending a Cougars game great, but the diehard and very knowledgeable Houston fans are also an excellent part of the gameday experience. In Houston fans, you’ll find everything you expect in college football fans from the state of Texas. The student section is rowdy and gets behind their team, while you’ll also find plenty of alumni who know everything there is to know about Cougars football.

The beautiful state of the art facility that is TDECU Stadium along with the excellent fan support from Cougars fans means you’ll love your time in Houston.

Things to check out

Yeoman Red & White Hall

This 2,000 square foot hall is named after Hall of Fame Cougars coach Bill Yeoman. It pays tribute to the history of the University and is also home to suites in section 129. Stop by Yeoman Red & White Hall located on the northeast side of the stadium for a chance to learn more about the university.

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Bert F. Winston Band & Performance Center

Located at the east end of the stadium, this performance center is home to the Spirit of Houston band. Before games, the band enters the stadium right from the Winston Center.

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Blaze is the name of the old oil field siren that blares after every Cougars touchdown. The blare of Blaze and roar of the crowd when the Cougars reach the endzone is something to take in and really makes your trip to Houston worthwhile.

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Shasta is the name of both of Houston’s official mascots, the live one, and the anthropomorphic one. Houston’s live mascot dates back to 1947 and has been served by six different Cougars. Today you can find the official live mascot, Shasta VI, at the Houston Zoo. However, only the costumed mascot makes appearances at games.

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Spirit of Houston

The Spirit of Houston puts on a great game day performance and is a big part of what makes attending a Cougars game so unique. The band is one of the best in the nation and even performed at Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004.

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The Frontiersmen date back to 1948 and are a group of students that are involved in many University of Houston athletic events. One of the most famous traditions involving the Frontiersmen is the running of the university flag across the field after every Houston score.

Cougar Hand Sign

An excellent way to show off your Cougars pride is through the Cougar Hand Sign. The Hand Sign has you holding your right index finger to your palm with your thumb.

Fight Songs

  1. C-O-U-G-A-R-S!



  2. C-C-O-U

    This cheer goes like this C-C-C-O-U! G-G-G-A-R! C-O-U! G-A-R! Go Cougars!

    C-C-C-O-U! G-G-G-A-R! C-O-U! G-A-R! Go Cougars!

  3. Hail Houston!

    Houston fans chant Hail Houston! Hail YES! Hail Cougars! HELL YES! Hail. Then opponents chant HELL NO! and this can be repeated several times.

    Hail Houston!
    Hail YES!
    Hail Cougars!

    -HELL NO!

  4. Our Cheer

    The drum major starts this cheer by yelling “Our Cheer!” Then the band responds with C-O-U-G-A-R-S COUGARS! COUGARS! COUGARS!

    Our Cheer!

  5. Cougar Fight Song

    Houston’s primary fight song

    Cougars fight for dear old U of H
    For our Alma Mater cheer.
    Fight for Houston University
    For victory is near.
    When the going gets so rough and tough We never worry cause we got the stuff.
    So fight, fight, fight for red and white
    And we will go to victory.

  6. Eat ‘Em Up

    Eat ‘Em Up!

    Eat ‘Em Up!

    Eat ‘Em Up!

  7. Alma Mater

    All hail to thee,
    Our Houston University.
    Our hearts fill with gladness
    When we think of thee.
    We’ll always adore thee
    Dear old varsity.
    And to thy memory cherished,
    True we’ll ever be.

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