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Encyclopedia > Robertson Stadium
Robertson Stadium
"The Rob"

Location 3874 Holman St
Houston, TX 77004
Broke ground 1941
Opened 1941
Owner University of Houston
Operator University of Houston
Surface Grass
Construction cost $650,000 USD
Architect Harry Payne
Former names
Houston Public School Stadium (1941-1958)
Jeppesen Stadium (1958-1980)
Robertson Stadium (1980-1999)
Tenants
Houston Cougars (NCAA) (1946-1964, 1998-Present)
Houston Oilers (AFL) (1960-1964)
Houston Dynamo (MLS) (2006-Present)
Capacity
32,000

John O'Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium is a sports stadium in Houston, Texas located on the campus of the University of Houston. It is the current home of the University of Houston Cougars football and women's soccer teams, as well as Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer, which began play in the 2006 season. The stadium also hosted the Houston Oilers during the first five years of their existence from 19601964. The current capacity of Robertson Stadium is 32,000. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... The University of Houston, formerly University of Houston–University Park, is a comprehensive doctoral degree-granting university[1] located in Houston, Texas. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Missing image University of Houston logo University of Houston The University of Houston, often called U of H or UH, is a nationally recognized doctoral degree-granting, comprehensive research university located in Houston, Texas. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Year founded 2005 League Major League Soccer Nickname Dynamo, The Men in Orange Stadium Robertson Stadium Coach Dominic Kinnear, 2006— Owner AEG First Game Houston Dynamo 5–2 Colorado Rapids (Robertson Stadium; April 2, 2006) Largest Win Houston Dynamo 5–2 Colorado Rapids (Robertson Stadium; April 2, 2006) Worst Defeat... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Incorporated June 5, 1837 Government  - Mayor Bill White Area  - City  601. ... The University of Houston, formerly University of Houston–University Park, is a comprehensive doctoral degree-granting university[1] located in Houston, Texas. ... The University of Houston, formerly University of Houston–University Park, is a comprehensive doctoral degree-granting university[1] located in Houston, Texas. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Year founded 2005 League Major League Soccer Nickname Dynamo, The Men in Orange Stadium Robertson Stadium Coach Dominic Kinnear, 2006— Owner AEG First Game Houston Dynamo 5–2 Colorado Rapids (Robertson Stadium; April 2, 2006) Largest Win Houston Dynamo 5–2 Colorado Rapids (Robertson Stadium; April 2, 2006) Worst Defeat... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ...


History

The stadium was originally constructed as a joint project between the Houston Independent School District and the WPA. Completed in 1942 and originally seating 20,500, the structure was originally named the "Houston Public School Stadium." The University of Houston played its home football games there from 19461950 before moving to Rice Stadium in 1951 and then to the Astrodome in 1965. In 1958, the school district renamed the stadium "Jeppesen Stadium" for school board member Holger Jeppeson, who had vigorously lobbied for its construction. Corbin J. Robertson, former UH Board of Regents member and Athletics Committee Chairman, funded its renovation in 1970 and the stadium was given to the University of Houston as a venue for its renowned track and field team. It was renamed "Robertson Stadium" in 1980 in his honor. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... WPA Graphic The Works Progress Administration (later Work Projects Administration, abbreviated WPA), was created on May 6, 1935 by Presidential order (Congress funded it annually but did not set it up). ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... The University of Houston, formerly University of Houston–University Park, is a comprehensive doctoral degree-granting university[1] located in Houston, Texas. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Rice Stadium is a football stadium located on the Rice University campus in Houston, Texas. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... The Reliant Astrodome, formerly just the Astrodome, is a domed sports stadium in Houston, Texas, and is part of the Reliant Park complex. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Frederick Carlton (Carl) Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is a retired American track and field athlete who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 golds, and 10 World Championships medals, of which 8 were golds, in a career that spanned from 1979 when he first achieved a world ranking to 1996... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...

The stands on the home side of the field on a football gameday.

UH ended its lease agreement to hold home football games at the Astrodome prior to the 1998 season, moving the entire home slate of games back to campus for the first time since 1964. The stadium was heavily renovated in 1999 to bring it up to NCAA Division 1-A standards for football venues. The playing surface was lowered nine feet and the running track eliminated to facilitate the addition of new seating on the sidelines and end zones. A total of twenty luxury suites were also constructed above both sides of the stadium. The playing field itself was named in honor of Houston attorney John O'Quinn, a donor to the project, thus modifying its official name to John O'Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium. [1] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 500 × 375 pixelsFull resolution (500 × 375 pixel, file size: 134 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Author: Robert Merriweather, Jr. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 500 × 375 pixelsFull resolution (500 × 375 pixel, file size: 134 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Author: Robert Merriweather, Jr. ... The Reliant Astrodome, formerly just the Astrodome, is a domed sports stadium in Houston, Texas, and is part of the Reliant Park complex. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... John OQuinn (born ca. ...


Several improvements were made in 2006 thanks in part to a $1.7 million donation from the Houston Dynamo. The lighting system was upgraded and a new scoreboard and JumboTron were added. This was completed in August 2006. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


The university has hired the architecture firm of Leo A. Daly to assess the stadium and develop a plan for the long-term improvement of the facility. Plans have been proposed to replace the end zone sections with an integrated bowl and add an upper deck that would increase capacity to 50,000, but there is no immediate impetus to begin construction.


More recently, long-rumored plans of an endzone facility including lockerrooms, offices, retail space, and luxury boxes have progressed to the fundraising stage. In April of 2007 preliminary renderings of the new facility were displayed to high level Cougar Pride members. Planning appears to be in the very late stages and an official announcement should come soon.


The largest attendance for a single game at Robertson Stadium was established on December 1, 2006 when 31,818 people watched the NCAA Conference USA Football Championship game between the Cougars and the University of Southern Mississippi. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Conference USA Football Championship game is an annual postseason college football game played to determine the champion of Conference USA. From 1996-2004, the champion of Conference USA was determined by regular season record. ... The University of Southern Mississippi is located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. ...


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Preceded by
first stadium
Home of the
Houston Oilers

19601964
Succeeded by
Rice Stadium
19651967
Preceded by
first stadium
Home of the
Houston Dynamo

2006–present
Succeeded by
current


This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Rice Stadium is a football stadium located on the Rice University campus in Houston, Texas. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Year founded 2005 League Major League Soccer Nickname Dynamo, The Men in Orange Stadium Robertson Stadium Coach Dominic Kinnear, 2006— Owner AEG First Game Houston Dynamo 5–2 Colorado Rapids (Robertson Stadium; April 2, 2006) Largest Win Houston Dynamo 5–2 Colorado Rapids (Robertson Stadium; April 2, 2006) Worst Defeat... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

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Universities: University of Houston | UH–Clear Lake | UH–Downtown | UH–Victoria The University of Houston System, often called UH System or UHS, is a state system of higher education which oversees and funds four independent, self-governing universities and two multi-institution teaching centers (MITCs, pronounced mit-sees). It also administers a radio station, KUHF, and a television station, KUHT. The... The University of Houston, formerly University of Houston–University Park, is a comprehensive doctoral degree-granting university[1] located in Houston, Texas. ... The University of Houston–Clear Lake, often called UH–Clear Lake or UHCL, is an upper level university located in the cities of Pasadena, Texas and Houston, Texas. ... One Main Building One Main Building as seen from the merger of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou Commerce Street Building The University of Houston–Downtown, often called UH–Downtown or UHD, is a four-year college in Houston, Texas. ... The University of Houston–Victoria, located in Victoria, Texas, was founded as an upper-level institution in 1973 as the University of Houston Victoria Center and became a permanent part of the University of Houston System in 1983. ...


Satellite campuses: UHS at Cinco Ranch | UHS at Sugar Land University of Houston System The University of Houston System, often called UH System or UHS, is a state system of higher education which oversees and funds four independent, self-governing universities and two multi-institution teaching centers (MITCs, pronounced mit-sees). It also administers a radio station, KUHF-FM, and... University of Houston System The University of Houston System, often called UH System, is a state system of higher education which oversees and funds four independent, self-governing universities and two multi-institution teaching centers (MITCs, pronounced mit-sees). It also administers a radio station, KUHF-FM, and a television...


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Robertson Stadium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (290 words)
The stadium was originally constructed as a joint project between the Houston Independent School District and the WPA.
When Corbin J. Robertson funded renovations and additions, the stadium was given to the University of Houston in 1970 to host its track and field team and renamed Robertson Stadium in 1980.
The stadium was heavily renovated in 1999, lowering the playing field by nine feet and eliminating the track so as to add new seating on the sidelines and end zones, and building 20 luxury suites.
University of Houston Cougars - Official Athletic Site Traditions (605 words)
In recognition of John and Julie O'Quinn's generosity and loyal support, the field at Robertson Stadium was named "John O'Quinn Field." The Cougars christened their new field with a 28-3 victory over city-rival Rice, in what was the renewal of the storied Bayou Bucket battle.
Robertson Stadium, as it is known today, was originally constructed in 1941 as a joint project of the Houston Independent School District (HISD) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a federal agency created by Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal.
UH bought Jeppesen Stadium in 1970 and the stadium was rededicated as Robertson Stadium in 1980 to honor former UH Board of Regents member and Athletics Committee Chairman Corbin J. Robertson.
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