The University of Houston announced a new $130 million Football Operations Center for student-athletes on Friday.
The Memorial Hermann Football Operations Center will have performance centers, locker rooms, student-athlete flex space, and office space for football coaching and staff.
Memorial Hermann's President David Callender said their partnership with the university will be a positive opportunity for Houston.
"It's an opportunity for Memorial Hermann to invest in helping students move forward and tracking great students to the university," he said. "Help as the university becomes a part of the Big 12. That brings additional national exposure."
Callender said this partnership may also lead to scholarships for student-athletes, but details have not been set.
According to the university, Memorial Hermann has delivered Houston student-athletes medical support through orthopedic and medical care as well as physical therapy in the past. UH President Renu Khator said she values the university's partnership with Memorial Hermann.
"It provides opportunities for our student-athletes to know that they will be taken care of by the very best doctors, very best clinicians," she said.
The new facility will also have premium seating at the TDECU Stadium. The university said there will be 14 suites, a 450-seat club section, and a 300-seat roof terrace facing inward to the field.
The announcement comes one day before Houston will play against TCU, another university in the Big 12.
"What [recruiters] are about to see tomorrow night when we have 250 recruits here, they're gonna see a Big 12 football game. And that's gonna move the needle in recruiting," said UH Head Football Coach Dana Holgorsen.
The university said the center will break ground at the end of this year's season and is scheduled to be completed in 2025.