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Home of the Houston Texans, Reliant Stadium was the first of its kind in the NFL, with a retractable roof. Prior to 1997, Houston had a NFL franchise, the Houston Oilers. After thirty years of playing at the Astrodome, the Oilers began demanding that a new football only stadium be built in the mid 1990s. After numerous attempts to get a stadium failed, the team decided to move to Nashville, TN after the 1996 season. Once the Oilers left for Nashville, a group including Bob McNair, hired HOK sport to design a new retractable roof stadium, that could help lure a team back to Houston. In 1999, convinced by the Houston group, the NFL awarded the area a new franchise, the Houston Texans to begin playing in 2002. The Texans partnered with the Livestock Show and Rodeo in building a stadium. Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new stadium, which was built near the Astrodome, began in early 2000. In October 2000, Reliant Energy purchased the naming rights, thus the facility was named Reliant Stadium.

The Houston Texans played their first regular season game at Reliant Stadium on September 8, 2002 against the Dallas Cowboys. Reliant Stadium has a capacity of around 69,000, in three main tiers of seats that enclose the field. A retractable roof was chosen for the stadium because of the late summer heat and because the stadium hosts rodeos, that bring in an annual 2 million people. The roof consists of two sections that meet over the 50 yard line when it is closed. When the roof is open, each section is above the seats in the endzone. Reliant Stadium has many amenities including over 8,200 club seats, 187 luxury suites, club lounges and bars, and a Texans team store. Although it has only been open for several years, Reliant Stadium has already been host to one of the biggest games in football, the 2004 Super Bowl.

Welcome to Houston - Home to Reliant Stadium and the Houston Texans. Reliant Stadium also hosts a variety of concerts, sporting events, shows and family ventues.

Reliant Stadium Hotels offers great rates on over 25 hotels near Reliant Stadium. All of our hotels have been approved by AAA and the Mobile Travel Guide, and have been inspected by our staff for quality assurance. We work with local hotels to provide you with generous savings off of regular hotel rack rates. Be sure to check out our custom hotel map feature and enjoy your stay near Reliant Stadium!

Home of the Houston Texans, Reliant Stadium was the first of its kind in the NFL, with a retractable roof. Prior to 1997, Houston had a NFL franchise, the Houston Oilers. After thirty years of playing at the Astrodome, the Oilers began demanding that a new football only stadium be built in the mid 1990s. After numerous attempts to get a stadium failed, the team decided to move to Nashville, TN after the 1996 season. Once the Oilers left for Nashville, a group including Bob McNair, hired HOK sport to design a new retractable roof stadium, that could help lure a team back to Houston.
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