Exploring Houston - AVEVA Stadium
Home to the Houston SaberCats of Major League Rugby since March 2019. The City of Houston agreed to partially fund a permanent stadium with a contribution of $3.2 million in February 2018. Details of the deal, outlined in Houston City Ordinance 2018-0085, were also revealed to include the construction on city-owned property in south Houston along the South Freeway at Houston Sports Park, with the city maintaining ownership and leasing stadium grounds back to the team for a 43-year term. On July 17, 2018, the SaberCats announced naming rights were awarded to Aveva. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on July 24, 2018, with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner representing the City. Aveva Stadium's overall facilities will include an 1,100 parking lot and two secondary fields for multipurpose use.
The venue has seating for over 3,000 fans with an overall capacity of 4,000, including a standing room only Pavilion Area off the south in-goal where a fantastic gathering and watching area is planned. There are 600 VIP seats set at/near the midfield mark that provide optimal viewing and also offer special access to a 120-seat section in the Pavilion Area allowing these VIP seat holders to check-out the action from another vantage point as they wish. To make it easy and convenient for the fans, there will be ample parking and the venue will be all reserved seats – no general admission – allowing fans to choose the location they like the best for viewing their Rugby areas.