Home to the University of Houston Cougars and the Houston Dynamo, Robertson Stadium was originally constructed in 1941 as a joint project of the Houston Independent School District (HISD) and the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA).
In 1940, HISD purchased the land now bound by Holman, Cullen, Scott and Wheeler streets and passed a resolution in March 1941 to provide $650,000 to build the stadium.
A massive renovation of Robertson Stadium took place in 1998, thanks to a $6 million gift to the University of Houston from the John and Julie O’Quinn Foundation. In addition to the 20 luxury suites added, “Phase I” entailed replacement of the track with a ring of tiered seating, bringing the stadium’s capacity to 32,000. In recognition of John and Julie O’Quinn’s generosity and loyal support, the field at Robertson Stadium was named "John O’Quinn Field."
Wilhelmina Robertson, president of the Cullen Foundation for 50 years, personally contributed $500,000 to update the stadium, named after her first husband. Wilhelmina's second husband, Ed Smith, also chipped in a substantial amount to insure that the University of Houston made Robertson Stadium viable for soccer.
Top 11 Houston Dynamo Crowds at Robertson Stadium
|30,972||11/10/07||HOU vs. KC||2007 Western Conference Final|
|30,588||10/7/07||HOU vs. LA|
|30,361||10/18/08||HOU vs. LA|
|30,088||11/2/07||HOU vs. FCD||2007 Western Conference semifinal, second leg|
|30,053||11/9/08||HOU vs. NY||2008 Western Conference semifinal, second leg|
|30,018||10/23/11||HOU vs. LA||Final regular season match at Robertson|
|29,470||10/18/09||HOU vs. LA|
|28,723||7/15/08||HOU vs. Chivas (MEX)||SuperLiga|
|28,440||9/4/11||HOU vs. Monterrey (MEX)|
|27,465||11/8/09||HOU vs. SEA||2009 Western Conference semifinal, second leg|
|25,462||4/2/06||HOU vs. COL||Inaugural Dynamo match|