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Baga21
12-10-2007, 02:04 PM
I know the roof policy is 50-80, but I saw the high projected high for the day @ 58 with a 30% chance of rain. I'm guessing game time kickoff will fall just under 50 degrees.

Has anyone heard what the Texans are planning?

Here's to hoping the roof is open, even if just falling under. I'm thinking we'd like to showcase our stadium with the roof open for the prime time audience.

TexanSam
12-10-2007, 02:06 PM
Can we just seal the roof shut and give the taxpayers about $20 million back or however much it took to make it retractable?

TexansFanatic
12-10-2007, 02:08 PM
Can we just seal the roof shut and give the taxpayers about $20 million back or however much it took to make it retractable?

Right on. What a freaking travesty. Football is meant to be played outdoors. The fact that the roof was closed yesterday is proof that the retractable roof was a huge waste of money...

Honoring Earl 34
12-10-2007, 02:16 PM
Open the roof or pump in humidity .

TEXANRED
12-10-2007, 03:25 PM
Right on. What a freaking travesty. Football is meant to be played outdoors. The fact that the roof was closed yesterday is proof that the retractable roof was a huge waste of money...

To many season ticket holders probably complained about being to hot, or to cold, or to wet, or to sunny, or they can't scalp the tickets on the sunny side of the field........

imatexan
12-10-2007, 03:25 PM
I like the noise when its closed but I want it open!!!!

powerfuldragon
12-10-2007, 03:26 PM
both. O.o

RTP2110
12-10-2007, 03:44 PM
I hate how the roof is always closed. just weld it shut and rename the place the Reliant Dome. If they're not going to open it on a day like yesterday, when will they? Here's what got me, Texans official website said the roof was closed due to there being a chance of rain. At the same time, the Texans had uncovered merchandise stands all around the stadium.

Buffi2
12-10-2007, 03:57 PM
Be careful what you wish for......remember the Pittsburgh game (it wasn't just the sunny side folks who were dieing like the proverbial flies) and then there is the Toilet Bowl - ye gads - talk about a travesty!

Perhaps their new roof policy is a bit of an overreaction - but better than 112 on the field. That was an experience I would just as soon never have again.

I do agree that the roof should be open Thursday night - cold, rain, or sleet - it looks better on TV. A little sacrifice for positive media exposure.

bpe3
12-10-2007, 04:20 PM
The problem is ventilation. The stadium was designed very poorly. Even on a very nice day outside, the conditions inside the stadium can be very poor if the roof is open. There's NO breeze, so sitting in direct sunlight is not comfortable. It's gets too hot and stuffy inside unless it's really nice and cool outside. The lower end of the threshold should be more like 30 instead of 50. If it's 40 outside, it would be really nice inside.

The 50-80 rule is also flawed because it doesn't account for sunshine. A night game at 80 degress would be really nice. A sunny afternoon game at 80 would be much different.

The roof should be open for all night games (except pre-season) unless there's a monsoon.

bpe3

TEXANS84
12-10-2007, 04:23 PM
Open it for this Thursday. I don't care if its raining, big whoop.

The atmosphere for the Packers prime time game (rainy/cold) was fantastic with the roof open. Was chilly inside the stadium and actually FELT like a football game.

brakos82
12-10-2007, 05:15 PM
I want to see the roof open. Just don't knock down any satellites from the light, okay?

pappy
12-10-2007, 07:11 PM
The problem is ventilation. The stadium was designed very poorly. Even on a very nice day outside, the conditions inside the stadium can be very poor if the roof is open. There's NO breeze, so sitting in direct sunlight is not comfortable. It's gets too hot and stuffy inside unless it's really nice and cool outside. The lower end of the threshold should be more like 30 instead of 50. If it's 40 outside, it would be really nice inside.

The 50-80 rule is also flawed because it doesn't account for sunshine. A night game at 80 degress would be really nice. A sunny afternoon game at 80 would be much different.

The roof should be open for all night games (except pre-season) unless there's a monsoon.

bpe3

spoken like a true Yankee let everyone please remember the mosquitoes , they are nfl sized in those parts .

Texans_Chick
12-10-2007, 07:43 PM
I am guessing it will be open.

Personally, I have never experienced a day where it would be too cold in Houston for football. The KC night game was awesome.

GuerillaBlack
12-10-2007, 07:53 PM
I hope it is open on Thursday. Get some good aerials of the inside.

Second Honeymoon
12-10-2007, 08:02 PM
Right on. What a freaking travesty. Football is meant to be played outdoors. The fact that the roof was closed yesterday is proof that the retractable roof was a huge waste of money...

blame the stupid rednecks and their stupid rodeo for their stupid roof.....yee freakin haw, hayseeds.

StarStruck
12-10-2007, 08:24 PM
To many season ticket holders probably complained about being to hot, or to cold, or to wet, or to sunny, or they can't scalp the tickets on the sunny side of the field........

Remember The Golden Rules!

If the weather is 50ish to 60ish on Thursday, I think an open roof would be nice. It was a lot colder than that on Thanksgiving Day, and I loved it. I wasn't sitting the the section to get the snowfall, but the cold weather was wonderful.

brakos82
12-10-2007, 08:26 PM
Remember The Golden Rules!

If the weather is 50ish to 60ish on Thursday, I think an open roof would be nice. It was a lot colder than that on Thanksgiving Day, and I loved it. I wasn't sitting the the section to get the snowfall, but the cold weather was wonderful.

Why do I always miss the snow in Houston? :wild:

gwallaia
12-10-2007, 08:31 PM
I can't remember the last game the roof was open.

brakos82
12-10-2007, 08:34 PM
http://www.musco.com/newsev/images/Reliant-Stadium_endzonelg.jpg

Speedy
12-10-2007, 09:02 PM
Open it for this Thursday. I don't care if its raining, big whoop.

The atmosphere for the Packers prime time game (rainy/cold) was fantastic with the roof open. Was chilly inside the stadium and actually FELT like a football game.

If you are talking about the Packers game here, the roof was closed for that game.

Hardcore Texan
12-10-2007, 09:30 PM
If you are talking about the Packers game here, the roof was closed for that game.

I was at that game too, sitting in the 600's, I thought it was closed as well, If I recall correctly that is....

HardcoreTexan
12-11-2007, 11:04 AM
Open with some nice fireworks would be nice:fans:

TEXANS84
12-11-2007, 11:31 AM
If you are talking about the Packers game here, the roof was closed for that game.
I'm sorry, you're right....the Chiefs primetime game in 05'.

Baga21
12-11-2007, 12:40 PM
I just spoke with the Texans and as of now (12:40pm Tues), barring possible rain, the roof is to be OPEN!!! :doot:

DerekLee1
12-11-2007, 01:17 PM
I just spoke with the Texans and as of now (12:40pm Tues), barring possible rain, the roof is to be OPEN!!! :doot:

It's ridiculous that we're in mid-December and just now getting our first open-roof game. Remember before the first season when the rule was, "as long as there's no lightning and the winds don't exceed 30 mph, the roof will always be open"?

I miss those days...

Baga21
12-11-2007, 01:54 PM
It's ridiculous that we're in mid-December and just now getting our first open-roof game. Remember before the first season when the rule was, "as long as there's no lightning and the winds don't exceed 30 mph, the roof will always be open"?

I miss those days...

man, I agree 100%. Over 80 degrees and sunny, I can see the point, but it should never be closed because it is too cold. It is never too cold in Houston for football!!

The Texans should re-visit this 50-80 rule this offseason.

TEXANS84
12-11-2007, 01:56 PM
If it's 20 degrees outside and rainy, leave the roof open....I don't care.
But if it's 90 degrees/sunny and humid...shut the dang thing. The Steelers game in 05' was brutal in the Bullpen.

DerekLee1
12-11-2007, 02:12 PM
If it's 20 degrees outside and rainy, leave the roof open....I don't care.
But if it's 90 degrees/sunny and humid...shut the dang thing. The Steelers game in 05' was brutal in the Bullpen.

I just don't think there should be some set rule. No way should the roof have been closed this past Sunday. It was 81, cloudy, and breezy. It should always be a gametime decision, not some stupid standardized rule.

HOU-TEX
12-11-2007, 02:27 PM
Weather.com is predicting mid to low 50's, but they also show a 50% chance of rain. I think it'll be closed.:pirate:

TEXANS84
12-11-2007, 02:30 PM
Weather.com is predicting mid to low 50's, but they also show a 50% chance of rain. I think it'll be closed.:pirate:

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?hourly=1&query=77090&yday=346&weekday=Thursday

53 degrees and a 20% chance of rain.

HOU-TEX
12-11-2007, 02:36 PM
http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?hourly=1&query=77090&yday=346&weekday=Thursday

53 degrees and a 20% chance of rain.

Wow, that's a large discrepancy. I guess time will tell which is correct.:cool:

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/77070?from=36hr_fcst10DayLink_undeclared

AnthonyE
12-11-2007, 03:01 PM
I'm not complaining about the roof.

I complained all of 2005, and I'm still standing by the policy. This is houston, it's hot!

I want it open Thursday, though.

Double Barrel
12-11-2007, 03:39 PM
I could care less about the roof, either way. I'm looking down at the field, not up at the roof!

aj.
12-11-2007, 06:11 PM
The National Weather Service provides the most reliable forecasts.

Here's their forecast for game time Thursday night:

Thursday, December 13 at 7pm
Temperature: 56°F Dewpoint: 48°F Wind Chill: N/A Surface Wind: NNE 7mph
Sky Cover: 72% Precipitation Potential: 20% Relative Humidity: 74%

The 11 pm forecast is basically the same with temps around 53 or so...

I prefer the roof open. I don't look up when the game is going on either, but I'm in the lower level and with an upward peripheral, seeing or sensing sky - black or blue - is more appealing to me than roof truss and teflon coated fiberglass.