Friday's beautiful weather served as the perfect backdrop for a groundbreaking at the University of Houston, where administrators, faculty and students came together to signal the start of construction on the new $105 million football stadium that will replace Robertson Stadium.
It may have only been a ceremonial observation of the occasion — construction actually began in December — but the cheerleaders, band members, football fans and dignitaries were on-site to celebrate, with shining shovels, hard hats and all.
"This has been a great road traveled. This is an historic day, but this will not be the only historic day in our future."
"This has been a great road traveled. This is an historic day, but this will not be the only historic day in our future," said Mack Rhoades, UH athletic director, who joined UH president and system chancellor Renu Khator and head football coach Tony Levine to press their hands into cement for posterity.
The 40,000-seat stadium is expected to be complete in time for the 2014 football season. Follow the countdown on the Houston Football Stadium website.
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