November 30th, 2018 | by Cody Junot

The Cougars will usher in a new era at 8 p.m. Saturday with the official opening of the Fertitta Center for a sold-out game against No. 18 Oregon. Chris Pezman, UH’s vice president of intercollegiate athletics, said the opening will be a “historic night” as the Cougars add “another premier facility to our inventory.” A $60 million transformation from the former Hofheinz Pavilion, the Cougars’ home for nearly 48 years, to the Fertitta Center will offer all the modern bells and whistles. Among the improvements: a reconfigured bowl that will move midcourt seating closer to the action, two 60-feet-wide by 15-feet-tall video boards on both ends of the arena and video boards throughout the arena, a new audio system, new lighting and more than 700 premium seats. Seating capacity decreased from 8,479 at Hofheinz Pavilion to 7,100 at Fertitta Center, which will serve as the home for the men’s and women’s basketball programs and volleyball team. –
Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle, Read More

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About Cody Junot
Cody Junot joined College AD in November, 2014 as a contributing writer and was shortly promoted to Associate Editor in July, 2015. Cody graduated from UL Lafayette in 2011 with a degree in Sports Management.

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