Fans attending the University of Houston Football team’s season opener on Sept. 1 will be able to celebrate much more than their Cougars.

The season opener, which kicks off at 7 p.m., Sept. 1, features Heroes Day activities. Local citizens who makesignificant differences in the lives of others will be honored in in pregame ceremonies and throughout the game.

These heroes include Houston Fire and Houston Police, first responders, military veterans and much more.

“As we celebrate the start of the college football season, we are thrilled to help bring attention to so manyHouston residents who work to make the world a better place,” Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing, Promotions and Sales Rob Stewart said. “These men and women are true heroes in every sense and, far too often, are not recognized for the great work they do. We are proud to celebrate their achievements.”

Heroes Day will be only the first of many exciting Houston Football promotions throughout the season. Fans should stay tuned to and Houston Athletics’ social media platforms for the latest information.


Houston Football season tickets are on sale now in the Athletics Ticket Office, and fans have options for as low as $140 when purchasing.

As the Cougars prepare for the final season at Robertson Stadium in 2012 , fans are encouraged to purchase their season tickets now. When the Cougars move into their new $105 million facility for the 2014 season, premium seating options will be given first to those fans with a history of purchasing season tickets.

The Cougars are well ahead of last year’srecord-setting season-ticket sales total, so fans should order their seasontickets today and help the Athletics Department reach their goal of 15,000 season-ticket sales.

To purchase season tickets, fans can call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or 877-COUGAR-5 (268-4275) or visit the Athletics Ticket Office, located on the first floor of the Athletics/Alumni Center from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Fans can buy season tickets 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by clicking the red and white Tickets tab at and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.


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