Atmosphere

With the opening of TDECU Stadium in 2014 football and tailgating have returned to the University of Houston Campus. The university is pulling out all the stops to develop a strong tailgating culture here at Houston. You’ll find that not only does Houston offer you a wealth of tailgating options, but the fans here like most Texans take football and tailgating very seriously creating an excellent tailgating environment.

The heart of tailgating at Houston in Shasta Square. Located on the east side of the stadium right off of Cullen Blvd, Shasta Square offers a wealth of tailgate options as well as the opportunity to take part in many of the biggest pregame events at Houston including the Cougar Walk.

The budding tailgate culture at Houston makes it a great destination for tailgaters who are looking to take part in what is quickly shaping up to be one of the best tailgating experiences in the American Athletic Conference.

Traditions

Legends Plaza

The Plaza located outside of the northeast entrance to TDECU Stadium is home to several statues honoring all-time great Cougars. Here you’ll find a statue for Bill Yeoman as well as Andre Ware and Wilson Whitley. Make sure to stop by Legends Plaza to pay tribute to these excellent Cougars of the past.

Cougar Walk

The Cougar Walk takes places approximately two hours before kickoff and is a great way for Cougars fans to show off their school pride. The walk features the players and coaches walking through the throngs of Cougars fans at Shasta Square on their way into the stadium. The Cougar Walk allows fans to feel a part of the team on game day, so make sure to catch it if you get the opportunity.

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Shasta Square

Located on the east side of the stadium, Shasta Square offers a variety of tailgate options. Here you’ll find official UH Student Tailgate area, UHAA Tailgate, Spirit of Houston Tailgate, a beer garden, food trucks, and much more. Shasta Square opens four hours before kickoff, so head on down to Shasta Square bright and early to get your Cougars Gameday started off on the right foot.

Party on the Plaza

Party on the Plaza is the official UHAA Tailgate and offers a great pregame experience. At Party on the Plaza, you’ll be able to enjoy live music, delicious food, and plenty of drinks in a fun and festive gameday atmosphere. It’s the perfect destinations for those looking for something to do before the game who don’t want to go through the hassle of setting up their tailgate.

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