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Houston's TDECU Stadium Set To Open Friday, But Missing A Few Minor Features

Univ. of Houston AD Mack Rhoades said that some "minor finishes won't be completed before Friday's opening game" at TDECU Stadium, but a "majority of the 40,000-seat stadium is complete and the finishing touches will be mostly unnoticeable," according to Joseph Duarte of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Among the items that "won't be in place until after the Sept. 6 game against Grambling State: an auxiliary scoreboard/video board that will hang from the southeast corner and ribbon boards that will cover between the 20-yard lines on the north and south sides." Three of the naming-rights signs "will be installed on the stadium's exterior by Friday, with two others to come later." Rhoades said all concession stands "will be up and running 100 percent" (CHRON.com, 8/24). Duarte noted TDECU Stadium "features 26 suites, a club level that's only 25 feet from the playing surface, a 2,584-square foot HD-video board and [a] breathtaking view of the downtown skyline from the northwest corner," as well as a "5,000-square foot locker room" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 8 /24).
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