Rice Stadium was built in 1950, and the venue has housed dozens of historic events in its tenure, including a speech by John F. Kennedy in 1962 in which the president challenged Americans to send a man to the moon by the end of the #24;60s. Before the stadium was used strictly for the Rice Owls, it was home to the Houston Cougars and Houston Oilers, as well as the Bluebonnet Bowl.
Home to the Rice University Owls football program, Rice Stadium is an historic landmark on the school#25;s campus. The stadium features an 8,000 square foot fitness center and 47,000 seats for Owls fans, and the stadium is unique because it was built strictly for football. The box office is located at the Autry Court Rice Gym, which sits off entrance 8 off University Boulevard. All major credit cards are accepted when purchasing tickets before the event, but cash only is accepted on game days. Will call generally opens two hours before events.