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Old 08-11-2013   #1
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Default The Dirty Little Truth About the Texans Roof Policy

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We will consider opening the roof at Reliant Stadium when the game time temperature is projected to be between 50 and 80 degrees. Our goal for implementing the “50-80 Rule” is to provide the most comfortable environment possible to enjoy Houston Texans games. Please note that the threat of rain will influence this decision, and when there is a good chance of rain during a game, the roof will be closed. Also, our parameters for late afternoon and evening games may shift slightly because of the absence of direct sunlight.
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the games in which the Texans have closed their roof, studied the hourly weather conditions at the time, and found that the team closed the roof about half of the time even when temperatures were between 50 and 80 degrees, and it did not rain.
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Roof closed = louder = better for the good guys.
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I always thought that the Retractable roof is the biggest waste of money Esp when it may be open one or times a year?
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Default Re: The Dirty Little Truth About the Texans Roof Policy

Prior to the Steeler debacle, the roof was open fairly often. Since, not so much. No one has ever passed out due to too much shade.
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I wish they would open it more often. 80* might be a bit warm, especially on the sunny side of the field, but if it's in the high 50's to mid 70's, open the damned thing. Outside football is awesome!!!
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I wish they would open it more often. 80* might be a bit warm, especially on the sunny side of the field, but if it's in the high 50's to mid 70's, open the damned thing. Outside football is awesome!!!
I don't care if you silly boinkers in the stands are comfy, it would be much hotter on field for the players. lol
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I always thought that the Retractable roof is the biggest waste of money Esp when it may be open one or times a year?
I thought the league wanted closed stadiums, but real grass & the retractable roof was a way to make that happen. During the week, the roof is normally open, for the grass. So I think they are getting their money's worth out of it.
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I thought the league wanted closed stadiums, but real grass & the retractable roof was a way to make that happen. During the week, the roof is normally open, for the grass. So I think they are getting their money's worth out of it.

The only problem is that even with the roof open 24 hrs a day, because of the way the architects designed and oriented the stadium, the amount of sun that the grass received still would not be adequate for it to be optimally maintained (and that is not even accounting for long stretches of cloudy days). That's why it requires frequent transport of the pallets out of the stadium, or replacement.
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The lid is closed because that's the way Kubiak wants it folks. He's on record as having said so.

It's really not a brain teaser.
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Default Re: The Dirty Little Truth About the Texans Roof Policy

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The only problem is that even with the roof open 24 hrs a day, because of the way the architects designed and oriented the stadium, the amount of sun that the grass received still would not be adequate for it to be optimally maintained (and that is not even accounting for long stretches of cloudy days). That's why it requires frequent transport of the pallets out of the stadium, or replacement.
They have 2 or 3 fields worth of these trays, right? How hard would it be to rotate them and not put a field worth of skids in before game time on Sunday? With this system, we should never have turf problems. If the trays don't fit right, fix them til they do.
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