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HCA Tours NRG Stadium

Wednesday, June 10, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jeff Nielsen
June 2015 Cover Story

HCA Tours NRG Stadium

This month the Houston Contractor’s Association broke from its usual tradition of having a member luncheon with a formal speaker to address the group and opted for a purely fun event, a tour of the NRG Stadium, home of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and the Houston Texans.  The guided tour took our members into the press box, the visiting team’s locker room, one of the largest private suites and concluded on the stadium floor. 

Some quick facts about NRG Stadium; it is the only rodeo and NFL, indoor/outdoor, retractable roof, natural grass stadium that can be configured to utilize a 125,000 square foot space for general sessions, catered functions, exhibits, concerts, and much more. In addition, NRG Stadium offers four massive concourse levels for special events. The design of the stadium roof provides a very flexible rigging configuration for major audio and visual presentations. 196 suites complement NRG Stadium.  It has 1.9 million sq. ft. with a seating capacity of 71,500.  Construction on the stadium began on March 9, 2000 and the stadium opened August 24, 2002.  The construction cost was $352 million and its largest attendance was 80,020 for the George Strait, Cowboy Rides Away tour on March 17, 2013.

Click here to see the full gallery of pictures from this event.