Robertson Stadium

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John O'Quinn Field at Corbin J. Robertson Stadium, often referred to as simply Robertson Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Houston located on the campus of the University of Houston. It is the home of the Houston Cougars football and women's soccer teams. The stadium also hosts home games for the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer, which began play in the 2006 season.

The stadium hosted the Houston Oilers during the first five years of their existence from 1960 to 1964. On January 1, 1961, it hosted the American Football League Championship Game (for the 1960 title). The Oilers defeated the Los Angeles Chargers (24–16) to become the league's first champions. It was also the site for pro football's first ever double-overtime game on December 23, 1962. The Oilers lost to the Dallas Texans (20–17) in that year's AFL title game. This was the only overtime game in the 10-year history of the AFL.

As of 2006, the capacity of Robertson Stadium is 32,000. The stadium's record attendance in the current capacity was set at 32,119, when Houston hosted Texas State on September 4, 2010. That record was tied a week later when Houston hosted UTEP on September 10, 2010. It was the first time in school history the stadium has been sold out for two consecutive games.

In June 2010, the University of Houston announced its intention to raze Robertson Stadium, and build a new stadium at the same site.

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Planning and construction

In March 1940 the Houston Independent School......
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