Originally Posted by number1stunner
I don't think Reliant will ever go to the field turf surface because of the Houston Livestock and Rodeo. Once that fieldturf is in place you can't remove it like astroturf. Those cows and horses can't run on fieldturf like they can dirt.
Why couldn't you create trays of the Field Turf product and just keep doing what you're doing for the rodeo? Plus with trays of Field Turf you wouldn't have to spread them all out so they could get some sunlight? You could stack them in a smaller space until they're needed again.
Whether the surface is bad to play on or not the fact that it looks terrible remains. On it's own though it doesn't appear to be reason enough to go with Field Turf.
The Texans and Reliant Stadium are fighting a losing battle. They're doing everything in their power to avoid the reality of the situation which is basically that the field is always going to look like **** if they keep the grass. It was nice to see them attempt this and I don't knock them for wanting to do everything "all out" but it's a failure. simple as that. With one quick decision they could take the only part of Reliant Stadium that's not perfect and fix it but they insist on trying to make this work.