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Students support Houston stadium fee

Updated: February 2, 2012, 4:51 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- A majority of students at the University of Houston voted in support of a service fee to help pay for a new football stadium and renovations to dilapidated Hofheinz Pavilion.

A referendum proposing a $45-per-semester fee passed on Thursday morning after a two-day vote by 9,923 students. A total of 7,334 students voted in favor of the fee (73.9 percent) and 2,589 voted against it (26 percent).

Athletics director Mack Rhoades called the vote a "statement moment" for the school. ...

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