Fairfield Inn & Suites of Conroe, a preferred hotel of Sam Houston State athletics, is offering Bearkat fans a special football weekend room rate for SHSU's upcoming home games at Elliott T. Bowers.

Football fans can take advantage of a $79 per night rate just by mentioning "Sam Houston Athletics" or the "Bearkat Rate" when rooms are available.

Fairfield Inn & Suites of Conroe is located at 3010 North IH-45. The hotel website is www.fairfieldconroe.com and the telephone number is (936) 756-3040.

The hotel, a new facility built within the last four years, has 80 rooms with multiple bed sizes. The Fairfield Inn & Suites of Conroe is holding specific rooms for Sam Houston fans for Homecoming Weekend Oct. 14-15.

Other big home games coming up are the showdown with NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision foe UTSA on Saturday, Oct. 1 plus duels with Lamar Oct. 29 and Northwestern State Nov. 12.

Fairfield Inn & Suites of Conroe is located close to restaurant and shopping areas and within 25 miles of Sam Houston State. The hotel provides a complimentary breakfast to get the Bearkat game day started right. The hotel also boasts a pool , on-site laundry service, and a recreation area

To purchase tickets for Sam Houston State University home football games at Bowers Stadium, go online to www.gobearkats.com/tickets or call the SHSU athletic ticket office at (936) 294-1729.

The Sam Houston athletic ticket office is located in the Ron Mafrige Field House in the south end zone of Bowers Stadium. Ticket office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.