NRG Stadium - Houston Texans Stadium Guide

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By Football Tripper USA
Last Updated: August 12, 2021

The NRG Stadium, which was opened in 2002 and has a capacity of 72,220, is currently home to team Houston Texans

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Stadium Facts

Team: Houston Texans
Opened: 2002
Capacity: 72,220
Address: NRG Pkwy, Houston, Texas, 77054
Stadium Owner: Harris Country Sports and Convention Corporation
Operator: SMG World
Stadium Names
Former Names: Reliant Stadium (2002–2014)
Construction Details
Architect: HOK Sport
Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore
Playing Surface: Hellas Matrix Helix


Construction began on NRG stadium March 9th 2000 but would open two years later on August 24th 2002, and cost $352 million. This coincided with the formation of the new Houston franchise side, the Houston Texans.

The longest tenants have been the Houston Texans, who have played their home game at the stadium since its opening in 2002. However, other teams that use the stadium are Texas Bowl from 2006 and Texas Kickoff Game from 2013.

The first game ever played at the stadium was a preseason game that saw the Miami Dolphins beat Houston Texans 24 – 3. The first NFL game saw the Dallas Cowboys come to the stadium and lose 19-10 to the home side, the Houston Texans.

Although built with an initial capacity of 69.500, constant renovations have seen the figure increase to 72,220 in 2018 for Football games. But for special events, like the Rodeo, there is a maximum capacity of 80,108.

In 2008 mighty Hurricane Ike made its way through Houston attacking the NFG Stadium. Luckily there wasn’t too much damage apart from to the roof and some random hurricane debris around the field.

Houston Texans Info

Rivals: Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts
Team Colours: Deep Steel Blue, Battle Eed, Liberty White
Club Mascot: Toro
Team Owner: Janice McNair
CEO: Cal McNair
President: Greg Grissom
Top Passing Leader: Matt Schaub
Top Rushing Leader: Arian Foster
Top Points Scorer: Kris Brown
AV Leader: J.J. Watt
Winningest Coach: Gary Kubiak
Famous Players: Deshaun Watson, Andre Johnson, Owen Daniels, Brian Cushing, Johnathan Joseph
Famous Coaches: David Culley, Romeo Crennel, Bill O'Brien
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Team Wikipedia:

Seating Chart

Below is a seating plan of Houston Texans's NRG Stadium:

Matchday Experience

Team Store

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Visiting the Stadium - Travel

Stadium Map

Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at NRG Stadium?

Houston Texans play their home matches at NRG Stadium.

What is the capacity of NRG Stadium?

As of 2022 NRG Stadium has an official seating capacity of 72,220 for Football matches.

When was NRG Stadium opened?

NRG Stadium officially opened in 2002 and is home to Houston Texans

What is the ZIP code for NRG Stadium?

The ZIP code for NRG Stadium is 77054.

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit NRG Stadium in 2022. Please visit the official website of Houston Texans for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.

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