Key Points:

  • The Houston Roughnecks will play the 2024 UFL season at the historic Rice Stadium.
  • Rice Stadium’s notable history in professional football makes it a fitting venue for the Roughnecks.
  • Season ticket information and priority seating details are now available for fans.

Houston Roughnecks’ New Home: Rice Stadium

The United Football League announced today that the Houston Roughnecks are scheduled to play the 2024 UFL season at Rice Stadium on the campus of Rice University. Russ Brandon, president/CEO of the UFL, shared, “Rice Stadium will be a great home for our Roughnecks, and we can’t wait to deliver a phenomenal football product and fan experience that is uniquely H-Town.” The stadium, recognized for its history since 1950, has been a key venue in Houston’s football history, hosting the Houston Oilers and Super Bowl VIII.

Rice Stadium: A Historical Venue for the UFL’s Inaugural Season

Tommy McClelland, Rice Vice President & Director of Athletics, emphasized the stadium’s significant role, stating, “Rice Stadium has been the scene for countless thrilling moments in the rich football history of the city of Houston, and we look forward to adding to this legacy by hosting the Roughnecks during the historic debut season of the UFL.” The university’s strategic location contributes to the partnership’s significance, positioning Rice as the only university-based stadium in the UFL.

Coach CJ Johnson’s Vision for Rice Stadium

Houston Roughnecks Head Coach CJ Johnson is determined to develop a dynamic atmosphere at Rice Stadium. He stated, “We’re going to build an atmosphere at Rice Stadium, one that is worthy of Roughneck nation and its most passionate fans.” The team’s move from the University of Houston’s TDECU Stadium to Rice Stadium marks a new era and a commitment to the community and the sport.

Priority Ticket Access for Roughnecks Fans

The Roughnecks are providing season ticket holders and fans with information on securing seats at Rice Stadium. The team has made provisions for current season ticket holders to prioritize seating arrangements and is also welcoming new season ticket deposits. With the UFL’s 10-game regular season beginning on March 30, the Roughnecks are preparing to offer a competitive and engaging football season.

Roughnecks season ticket holders can reach out to the ticket department at 346-568-1753 or [email protected] with questions regarding the 2024 season at Rice University. Current season ticket holders will have first priority on finding a comparable seat. New Season Ticket Deposits for the Roughnecks’ upcoming season are on sale now at theufl.com/tickets. Season Ticket Members with money already on their account for 2024 will have the first opportunity to select their seats.


For further details on the Houston Roughnecks’ 2024 season at Rice Stadium and ticket information, visit TheUFL.com.


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