About NRG Stadium
If you’ve never been to Houston before, you must not leave without visiting the iconic NRG Stadium, home of the Houston Texans. It is a one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor retractable roof and rodeo stadium, covering 125,000 square feet.
Iconic Features of the Stadium
This stadium is a favorite in Houston for professional and amateur sporting events, as well as special events, which are hosted within its four gigantic concourse levels. The stadium roof design offers flexible rigging configurations for both audio and visual presentations. It’s easy to see why it was chosen to host the 2017 Super Bowl games. Aside from the stadium, there’s a Center, Arena, and Astrodome, all of which are bound to have you picking your mouth off the floor with their grandeur. It used to have a natural grass field, but Astroturf replaced this during the 2015 NFL season.
History of the Stadium
The NRG Stadium was opened in 2002, based on plans from 1997 for the first NFL retractable roof stadium. The first game played there was against the Miami Dolphins, who beat the Texans 24-3. It has hosted soccer matches since 2005, including the CONCACAF Gold Cup which has been played in the arena several times.
Things You Must Eat
Houston is well-known for its mouth-watering delicacies, and you’ll want to carry your hunger to enjoy the Houstonian cuisine to the max. You may be wondering where to start, so we’ll give you some local staples you have to try depending on what your palette is craving. Try Bernadine’s for seafood and Killen’s Barbeque for barbeque, Backstreet Café for classic American, Churrasco’s for Latin, Ouisie’s Table for Southern cuisine and The Chocolate Bar for delectable desserts. You can’t leave Houston without trying some Tex Mex – the Original Ninfa’s on Armando’s or Navigation is an excellent place to start!
If traveling to Houston by air, choose the George Bush Intercontinental Airport and get yourself a rental car for more effortless mobility. However, there are efficient city and metro railbuses if vehicles are not your style. Be sure to check the forecast and pack comfortable clothes: Houston is well-known for its year-round humidity which can make the city feel warmer than its actual temperatures. For NRG Stadium events, you’ll mostly use Gate 9 at the corner of Kirby and Westridge (enter 8825 Kirby Drive Houston, TX 77054 into your navigator).
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is NRG Stadium located?
NRG Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in Houston, Texas.
What kind of events does NRG Stadium host?
Aside from football, NRG Stadium events include Rodeo, the Texas Bowl, The stadium can be customized to hold catered functions, concerts, exhibits, and general sessions, among others.
Which team is playing at NRG Stadium?
The stadium is the home of the Houston Texans (NFL).
Where can I park for free at NRG Stadium?
The NRG Stadium is a massive 350-acre complex with parking for 26,000 cars – imagine that! But, at the official lots is only available for advance purchase online. You can buy a parking pass for the official lots for $27-$150+, depending on proximity to the stadium. If you want to save some money and don't mind walking, you can find a spot in public lots for $20 within a half-mile of the stadium.
What is the seating capacity of NRG Stadium?
The NRG Stadium can hold up to 72,220 fans, has over 190 suites and it can expand capacity by 80,000 more when needed.
Who owns NRG Stadium?
NRG stadium is owned by Harris County.
How do I get to NRG Stadium using public transport?
Huston’s METRORail is a fast and convenient way to travel between the various districts around the city and NRG Stadium. With frequent service and the capacity to carry up to 400 passengers per trip, METRORail is a sure bet for any fan wishing to arrive at the NRG Stadium event stress-free and with a few extra bucks.