The Reliant Stadium, home of the Houston Texans

By : Mark V | 7 Feb 2013 3:56 pm | Sport Arenas, Stadiums

This multi-purpose stadium is located in Houston, Texas, USA and it is called the Reliant Stadium. Designed by Populous, Lockwood Andrews Newnam, Inc. and Hermes Architects this stadium hosts events such as American Football, Rodeo, college football, soccer and college basketball, and has a capacity of over 71,054 seats.

It’s the home of NFL’s Houston Texans, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Texas Bowl along with plenty other events of an international scale. It also was the host of the Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004.

The naming of the stadium comes from the firm Reliant Energy who signed a naming rights deal in 2000 for the huge sum of 300 million dollars and thus can keep their name on the stadium for 32 years. The stadium is a part of a larger complex which is called the Reliant Park. The firm of Reliant practically covered most of the expenses of building the stadium considering the fact that the project cost was of 352 million.

This is the first NFL stadium to have a retractable roof and it also includes several other elements of kinetic architecture which is very useful for the multiple purposes that this venue has to provide.

Since this is the only NFL stadium that lacks digital scoreboards, there is a plan to equip it with end zone digital displays that will be larger than most of those that the other stadiums possess.In this case, bigger is always better.

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