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Old 08-13-2013   #53
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Default Re: The Dirty Little Truth About the Texans Roof Policy

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Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger View Post
TK,

I pass Reliant almost every day on the way to the Medical Center. During the offseason, the roof typically remains closed. During the season, the roof is kept open as much as possible to allow the sun to at least try to maintain the grass. However, as of last year, they've realized that sunlight from the open roof is not adequate, and they have moved many of the pallets that are not thriving out into the parking lot between games. A situation that in particular ensures the closure of the roof is times when prolonged rains occur, since the stadium cannot handle the drainage and the roof must remain closed. Both this situation and prolonged cloudy weather makes it more likely to later see the pallets out into the parking lot.......or back to the grass farm.
They just messed it up from the get go. Not only does the whole field NOT get sunlight even with the roof open, especially in the fall, the part that doesn't get the sun is the south end. They can only remove the pallets from the north end. That means instead of just removing a few pallets from the south end of the stadium and leaving the rest of it inside where it gets sunlight, they pretty much have to remove the whole damn field.

And then the part that does get sun only gets a few hours per day (late morning to early afternoon). So they've got to get it all out of there anyway for it to get adequate sun exposure.
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