University of Houston Venues
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University of Houston – Venues on the Campus
If someone were to ask you which place in Houston offers the best chance to learn while having fun, what would your reply be? Of course, the UH Campus is 800+ acres of ‘everything’ that the University of Houston boasts. However, the community on the UH Campus is by no means small. In fact, it is a humble city in itself within the bustling urban landscape around it. Established in 1927, the UH has come a long way in empowering students to learn, engage, discover, and lead through academic and professional life. Life on Campus is marked with students displaying the cougar paw sign, wearing red on Fridays, visiting Shasta at the Houston Zoo, and many similar lovely traditions!
Here is a lowdown on the different venues for events and games inside one of the best colleges in America!
Cullen Performance Hall
This historic place located right at the heart of the UH Campus has seen the likes of Linda Ronstadt, Elvis Costello, Joe Cocker, Eurythmics, and Iggy Pop perform over the years. However, its cozy atmosphere is suitable for much more than a celebrity-induced hangover among the students! It has become the perfect venue for concerts (of course!), public lectures, theatrical productions, dance performances, etc. Opened in 1950, it is now open for shows and other events post-COVID-19 lockdown.
Lynn Eusan Park
Lynn Eusan is a hero around the UH Campus, not the least because she was crowned the first African-American homecoming queen in November 1968, out of a predominantly white student population. Not surprisingly, Eusan had once expressed that she wanted to be kept in memory for being “the cause of justice and equality for all people in this society.” Unfortunately, she fell prey to a violent crime in 1971 while on her way to work. In her memory, the University’s Board of Regents named a tree-filled avenue on the Campus as Lynn Eusan Park. Students and visitors to the University go to this park to relax, catch up with each other, and enjoy the performances organized throughout the year.
It took approximately $125 million and a little over the year to build this synthetic turf stadium. Its home to the UH Cougars and can accommodate more than 40,000 spectators. This is the home of the Cougars, and it comes alive during all Cougar games. Premium seating areas like the club area, suites, loge boxes, club seats, etc, to make your sports experience exemplary!
Formerly called Hofheinz Pavilion, this is a 7100 seat multi-purpose space on the UH Campus, which also serves as home to Cougars Men’s and Women’s basketball teams. Opened in 1967, the center was named after Houston Rockets owner and UH alum Tilman Fertitta, who donated $20 million for the arena’s renovation in 2016.
Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park (Cougar Field)
This baseball park in the Campus can seat 5,000 people at a time & it is also home to the second-largest scoreboard in college baseball. The giant Daktronics video board measures 1,500 sq. ft. The park is famous for being spacious enough with a friendly ambiance. Several regular college baseball events are hosted here, which attract baseball fans from across the city.
Besides these more prominent spots and venues at the University of Houston, famous for events and games, there is a whole lot to be seen and experienced at one of the most vibrant campuses in the country.
Students are the center of the UH Campus; therefore, there is no dearth of amenities that make the students feel comfortable while they put everything into their studies and social life. The Student Center is filled with facilities like food court, campus shops, IT services and game room for the students to let their hair down while enjoying campus life.
Blaffer Art Museum
The Blaffer Gallery is dedicated to showcasing contemporary art made by relatively unknown artists.
Moores Opera Center
From operas to jazz, this music Center has entertaining performances throughout the year.
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
Dedicated to enhanced interaction of the various disciplines of art, the center witnesses regular collaboration between visual, literary and performing arts.
Public Art UHS
If you are still hungry for more art, head to the Public Art UHS where you will find acclaimed artists from across the world displayed in all their splendid works.
So, that there are the different spots and venues at the UH Campus used to host various events and games. But, if that is not enough, hop on to the insanely popular app, UH-Go. It will give you every detail along with the directions so that you aren’t lost on the sprawling UH Campus! Let us know your thoughts on UofH Campus and your favorite spots.
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