Apparently today is New Turf Design Day in college football, as Notre Dame showed off the new look for Notre Dame Stadium earlier Wednesday, and now Houston has followed suit.
“When we designed TDECU Stadium we wanted a unique look and that carried over to the design of John O'Quinn Field,” said Houston's vice president for intercollegiate athletics, Mack Rhoades. “With the west end zone, we wanted to match the stadium's view of downtown Houston and remind everyone we are The University of Houston. Our east end zone highlights our secondary athletics Cougar logo while also giving a consistent look with the lanes of Guy V. Lewis Court at Hofheinz Pavilion.”
Personally I'm a fan of the end zones. Having the logo in one end zone and a silhouette of the Houston skyline in the other is a nice touch.
Now if only we could get live cougars to roam the field during games to give it that Roman gladiator feel.