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Robertson Stadium

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Robertson Stadium

John O'Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium is a football stadium in Houston, Texas at the University of Houston. It is the current home of the Houston Cougars football team and also hosted the Houston Oilers from 1960-1964. The stadium currently seats 33,000.

The stadium was originally constructed as a joint project between the Houston Independent School District and the WPA. Completed in 1942 and originally holding 20,500, the structure was originally named the Houston Public School Stadium. The University of Houston played its home games there from 1946-1950, before moving to Rice Stadium in 1951 and then to the Astrodome in 1965. The school district renamed the stadium Jeppesen Stadium in 1958. The University of Houston bought the stadium in 1970 to host its track and field team and then renamed the stadium 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. It was then renamed in honor of John O'Quinn, a donor to the project. Further plans have been prepared to replace the end zone sections with a permanent bowl and add an upper deck, raising the capacity to 50,000, but construction has not yet begun.

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