Husky Stadium (Houston Baptist University)

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Husky Stadium
Location 7502 Fondren Road
Houston, Texas 77074
Coordinates 29°41′33″N 95°30′41″W / 29.69250°N 95.51139°W / 29.69250; -95.51139Coordinates: 29°41′33″N 95°30′41″W / 29.69250°N 95.51139°W / 29.69250; -95.51139
Owner Houston Baptist University
Operator Houston Baptist University
Capacity 5,000[1]
Surface Desso iDNA[2]
Construction
Broke ground March 2013
Opened September 6, 2014
Construction cost Estimated cost $13 million[3]
Architect PGAL
General contractor Tellepsen Builders
Tenants
Houston Baptist Huskies

Husky Stadium is a new stadium in Houston, Texas. It is used for American football, and is the home field for the Houston Baptist Huskies football team.

The stadium opened on September 6, 2014[4] Initial capacity is 5,000 with future construction phases to increase capacity. The stadium is located near the corner of Beechnut and Fondren. Donors who helped build the stadium include Bob & Janice McNair and Archie & Linda Dunham. The Dunham's donation was used to construct the field and practice facilities, so the field has been named Dunham Field.[5] The McNairs donation was used to finish the stadium's seating, ticket office, and press box.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 HBU Huskies Football" (pdf). Houston Baptist University Athletics. p. 1. Retrieved December 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Dunham Field Houston Baptist University". Paragon Sports. Retrieved December 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ "College construction heats up". Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal. American City Business Journals. August 18, 2014. Retrieved December 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ "HBU to open new on-campus stadium Sept. 6, 2014.". Houston Chronicle. March 12, 2014. Retrieved May 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Dunham Family Contributes Gift for Football Field : Huskies playing surface is named Dunham Field.". Sharps Town District. April 23, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ "McNairs donate $3M toward HBU stadium". KHOU. February 9, 2014.