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|
Driving Directions to Robertson Stadium
Take I-45 South (Galveston), exit Cullen or Scott, turn South, pass Elgin, next light is Holman Street. Parking lot is around the stadium.
Take I-45 North, exit Cullen or Scott, turn South, pass Elgin, next light is Holman Street. Parking lot is around the stadium.
Take I-10 West, exit Hwy 59 South, exit I-45 South (Galveston), ), exit Cullen or Scott, turn South, pass Elgin, next light is Holman Street. Parking lot is around the stadium.
From West: Take I-10 East, exit I-45 South (Galveston), exit Cullen or Scott, turn South, pass Elgin, next light is Holman Street. Parking lot is around the stadium.
Robertson Stadium: Policies, Procedures & Information
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Robertson Stadium Policies, Procedures and Information
All lots will open 4 hours prior to kickoff. Map of available parking lots
- Metal, plastic, glass containers of any kind
- Backpacks and large bags over 14 x 14 x 6 inches
- Large flags and banners, without approval
- Poles and staffs
- Umbrellas (raincoats, pullovers or ponchos are recommended)
- Weapons and illegal substances on any kind
- Food and beverages brought from outside the stadium including
- bottled water
- Incendiary devices
- Horns / whistles
- Hard sided coolers
- Large drums (without approval)
First Aid Section
Located just south and west of the Gate 1 entrance on the Southwest corner of the stadium.
In & Out Privileges
There are NO in and out privileges at this event. In an emergency situation, please have patron report to security supervisor located on the concourses for approval on a case-by-case basis.
Media Will Call
Media will call is located at Gate 5 on the Northwest corner of the stadium.
Men's restrooms are located behind section 119 section 219 section 101 and section 201 as well as all four corners of the stadium Women's restrooms are located behind section 124 section 224 section 106 and section 206 as well as all four corners of the stadium.
Signs and Banners will be allowed if (1) it does not impair the view of any guest (2) is in good taste and are related in a positive manner to the event (3) it will not damage wall surfaces (4) it does not obstruct permanent signage and (5) the information contained on the sign/banner is not of such nature that it could be constructed as vulgar, graphic or outside of the realm of prevailing community standards, or may not contain any association with MLS Official Sponsors or Dynamo Team Marketing Partners. Fans may hold the banner or flag but for safety reasons it may not be attached to a pole.
Smoking is permitted in designated areas located behind the concession stands at gate 1, gate 8, and gate 14
Tickets/Will Call Box Offices
Ticket box offices on the East side of the stadium will open 4 hours prior to kickoff. will call located at Gate 11 on the East side of the stadium will open 2 hours prior to kickoff .
VIP Endline – $20
VIP Sideline – $26
VIP North and South Endline – $35
VIP East Sideline – $38
VIP West Sideline – $42
VIP Center Circle – $54
All bags are subject to search.
Umbrellas may not be brought into the stadium; in case of inclement weather fans are encouraged to bring raincoats, pullovers or ponchos.
Personal size video cameras are NOT permitted. Still cameras with lenses longer than 8 inches are NOT permitted.
In between sections 115 and 117, sections 125 and 127, sections 100 and 133 and sections 108 and 109.