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A Guide To Reliant Stadium

January 1, 2010 3:26 AM

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Reliant Park
One Reliant Park
Houston, TX 77054
Box Office Line: (832) 667-1400
Fax: (832) 667-1727
www.reliantpark.com

Houston Texas NFL Franchise
Two Reliant Park
Houston, TX 77054
Main Line: (832) 667-2000
Fax: (832) 667-2100

At the top of the list among Houston’s best sports stadiums is Reliant Stadium, part of Reliant Park and home of the Houston Texans NFL team and the Houston rodeo. This unique indoor/outdoor stadium features 97,000-square-feet of natural grass playing surface and a state-of-the-art retractable roof. A variety of special events, concerts and exhibits are offered here in addition to football games and rodeo events. The stadium features four large concourse levels, as well as 200 suites. In total, the building spans 1.9 million square feet and can host up to 71,500 spectators.

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Tickets

Tickets to Houston Texans football games and other events at Reliant Stadium can be purchased in advance at the Reliant Park Box Office (which sells tickets for all Reliant Park venues), or at various outlets including select H-E-B and Fiesta stores. They can also be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and by calling 1-800-745-3000. On event days, you can also purchase tickets directly from the ticket booths at Reliant Stadium. For more information on game schedules, upcoming events and box office hours, visit the Tickets page of the Reliant Park website.

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Reliant Stadium Tours

Any fan of the Houston Texans or Houstonian who enjoys achievements in architecture is sure to appreciate a tour of Reliant Stadium. The Reliant Astrodome was the country’s first domed stadium, and following in the footsteps of its predecessor, Reliant Stadium was the first retractable-roof stadium in the NFL. Highlights of the tour include a view of the visiting team’s locker room, Houston Texans weight room, press box and premium seating areas. You’ll also get an up-close-and-personal look at the natural grass field and retractable roof. Tours are offered Monday through Thursday at 10:15 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., unless they conflict with scheduled events. Rates: Adults, $6; Children ages three to 12, seniors 65 and up, and groups of 15 more, $5; Children aged two and under, free. For more information about Reliant Stadium tours, visit the Public Tours page – to check availability, call (832) 667-1842.

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Getting There and Parking

Reliant Stadium is situated between Kirby and Fannin Streets on the inner 610 loop. The Reliant Park website offers a Directional Map, as well as thorough driving directions, whether you’re coming from the north, south, east or west. Also offered are driving directions from Hobby or Bush International Airport, which are approximately 15 and 30 minutes away from Reliant Park, respectively. Use this Parking Lot Map.

Alternative Transportation: If you’d prefer to cut down on the stress of attending a big game, you might consider some of the other options featured on the stadium’s Transportation page. These include Yellow Cab services, which can be set up by calling (713) 236-1111 and the Houston METRORail, which serves Reliant Park and carries up to 400 passengers per trip. A train leaves every 12 minutes, and the cost is just $1.25 each way. For more information on METRORail schedules, tickets and parking areas, visit ridemetro.org.

– Amber Hilton
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