Sam Houston will have the opportunity to play in a brand-new orange-clad stadium Thursday, as they take on Texas Southern at 7:05 p.m. The site, BBVA Compass Stadium, is the home of the Houston Dynamo of the MLS.
The newly-built stadium is filled with thousands of bright orange seats that should make the Bearkats feel right at home even though it's an away game. Texas Southern will play all of its home games at BBVA Compass Stadium in 2012.
The $95 million BBVA Compass Stadium, which opened this year, seats 22,000 fans. The stadium, in downtown Houston, has a natural grass field that is able to accommodate football, soccer, rugby, and lacrosse. The arena is outfitted with a 25-ft. by 40-ft. LED high definition video board.
Game day information for fans:
You can get tickets for the contest online at www.gobearkats.com/tickets or at the SHSU athletic ticket office located in the Ron Mafrige Field House at Bowers Stadium. Ticket office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The ticket office telephone is (936) 294-1729.
Will Call for home and visitors is located on the northwest side of the stadium. The windows will open two hours before kickoff for the general public.
There is no general admission seating at BBVA Compass Stadium. Each ticket is assigned to a seat.