NRG Arena is a self-sufficient, multi-functional facility. The facility serves as the primary horse competition facility for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Part of the roof cladding came off and there was wind and water damage to other sections of the stadium. Over 75,000 people came. It is located on Kirby Drive at the South Loop West Freeway (I-610). Interior of Reliant Stadium at the 2006 rodeo. The Gold Cup matches in 2007 included Round 1 matches, and a quarterfinal doubleheader match. The stadium has hosted the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament several times, including the 2008 South Regional Finals, the 2010 South Regional Finals, and the 2011 Final Four. On October 14, 2009, the stadium played host to a U2 concert on their 2009–2010 U2 360° Tour. The bulls, broncs, steers and roping calves are housed in the north end of the stadium under the lower bowl. During rodeo performances, rolling doors will separate the dock into two receiving areas to isolate the food and concession deliveries from the rodeo equipment and livestock deliveries. Interior of Reliant Stadium during a Texans game. This is a huge chop in size considering the $352 million stadium’s normal capacity sits at … The first-ever edition of the game in December 2006 featured a game between Rutgers and Kansas State, with Rutgers winning, 37–10. Both the Texans and Ravens took their unexpected bye week in week 2, the weekend Hurricane Ike hit East Texas and the Gulf Coast, despite the fact that both teams were preparing that whole week to play that game as scheduled. The stadium was constructed at the cost of $352 million. Click on one of the categories below to view its photo gallery. On August 2, 2003, Metallica along with Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Mudvayne and Deftones played a concert in Reliant Stadium during Metallica's Summer Sanitarium '03 tour. NRG Arena’s versatile seating configurations and adjacent exhibit space comfortably accommodate mid-scale events. Their December 7 home game against the Tennessee Titans saw a then record-crowd of 70,831 and the December 28 home finale against the Chicago Bears drew then a current franchise-crowd record of 70,838. ft. & securely fenced-in space for staging. It is one of the oldest football rivalries in Texas featuring Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin. The fans in the Bull Pen interact directly with the action on the field, helping to create and implement fan traditions, songs, chants, and other elements of the game-day experience for spectators all over the stadium. This proposed game was later canceled citing costs to put ice in the stadium.