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Old 01-03-2011   #1
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I live in wv and am planning on going to a texans game but i need help like what hotel should I stay out things to do when i get down their when the best time to get their and how much descent tickets usually cost. pretty much i need help from someone whos been their and can tell me how to go about it when i should order the tickets any help would be helpful please and thank you!!!
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Crown Plaza hotel is right across the street from the stadium. That's all I can help.
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If you're a crack-n-hookers kinda man... stay around the Reliant area. Rough area for sure!
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I live in wv and am planning on going to a texans game but i need help like what hotel should I stay out things to do when i get down their when the best time to get their and how much descent tickets usually cost. pretty much i need help from someone whos been their and can tell me how to go about it when i should order the tickets any help would be helpful please and thank you!!!
Am I looking at the schedule wrong? Did Goodell lengthen the season?
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I live in wv and am planning on going to a texans game but i need help like what hotel should I stay out things to do when i get down their when the best time to get their and how much descent tickets usually cost. pretty much i need help from someone whos been their and can tell me how to go about it when i should order the tickets any help would be helpful please and thank you!!!
WOW!! Those are very wide open questions.


First, you will be more than welcome to join Blue Crew for your tailgating experience. If you do, than the Crowne Plaza is an extremely good choice (as JB eluded to - it's literally across the street from us). In terms of what do while here, eat, eat, eat.... Great restaurants here: Restaurants in Houston. Of course there is the obligatory NASA visit. If it's an adult trip, Houston is among the SOB capitals of the World. If a kid(s) are involved, the Children's Museum rocks (it turns me into a kid)!!! If you like theatre, Houston ranks #2 in number of theatre seating within a downtown area. Houston offers (and one of a few cities to) offer Theatre, Symphony, and Opera.
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thanks i'd love to probably make it easier to meet up with people who have been their next year. how much does that hotel usually cost and what games are usually the best to go watch?
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thanks i'd love to probably make it easier to meet up with people who have been their next year. how much does that hotel usually cost and what games are usually the best to go watch?
Here's a link to the Crowne Plaza to check out rates:http://www.cphoustonhotel.com/

Keep in mind there are other hotels in the area too. It's just that the Crowne Plaza is literally across the street (Kirby) from where our tailgate (Blue Crew) is located.





The Tinnbreds is always a fun game. Any divisional team for that matter.
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thanks i'd love to probably make it easier to meet up with people who have been their next year. how much does that hotel usually cost and what games are usually the best to go watch?
When we made the trip in '09 for the Seahawks game, I believe we stayed in a Hampton (or one of those equivalent types of hotels) and was approximately a 5 minute drive to the stadium. Likewise, the hotel offered a shuttle service to the game so we didn't have to buy parking passes and worry about getting out of the lot. It was off of Old Spanish Trail between Greenbriar and Fannin St. if that helps you any. The rates were reasonable and the room itself was fine.


If you have kids, we brought our (then) 9 month old daughter with us and she was fine at the game, too. We got our seats from GlassHalfFull and she showed us a wonderful time. We were able to stop by the blew crew's tailgating after the game and trust me...you won't be disappointed by the food.

Houston is an awesome city with lots to do, we mostly spent our time eating everywhere we could. My advice would be to find the things you really want to do, stick with that and be flexible from there. We were there for about 4 days and didn't get everything done that we wanted to.


P.S. if this is you're first game and you're anything like me you'll instantly turn into a kid when you see the logo at midfield. The gameday experience is like nothing you'll get on t.v., and the Seahawks game had the stadium only about 60% full.
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You might want to find out when single game tickets go on sale ASAP and then decide on a game first and then call the ticket sales office and buy your tickets for whichever game you choose.
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If money is important, wait until about halfway into the season when the wheels have official come off and get tickets on the cheap from stubhub/ebay.

If you want to go to a really exciting game, then I suggest going early in the season, before our hopes have been crushed
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I figured you would get a naysayer on here but believe me we will be a lot better next year. Make sure to be prepared to get to the stadium around 7am if your going to tailgate with the blue crew
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I figured you would get a naysayer on here but believe me we will be a lot better next year. Make sure to be prepared to get to the stadium around 7am if your going to tailgate with the blue crew
Nayser or realist, either one works fine with me. I went to the Redskins game in DC this year and it was the best experience of my life.

At the time the game was over, we were 2-0 and I was talking to my wife about putting money away for the superbowl.

Going to games in the beginning of the year are always going to come with a guaranteed level of excitement because we are mathematically still in it.

The Texans have yet to make the playoffs, and have played only a handful of meaningful games at the end of the year. I'd choose Colts in week 1 this year over Jags in week 17 any day of the week.

Tickets are also always much more expensive in the beginning than towards the end of the season. Maybe we'll make a miraculous turnaround next year, but if I was planning on my first ever Texans game, Id take the sure bet
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i've stayed around the reliant area for almost every game i've gone to and i didn't see any crack or hookers
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i've stayed around the reliant area for almost every game i've gone to and i didn't see any crack or hookers
I stayed at the Motel 6 across the street last Friday and Saturday night. Almost immediately after checkin, I was solicted walking to the Shell station on motel grounds in front of my 9 year old son. On Sunday upon checkout my brother-in-law was shown some crack to buy (also walking to that Shell). Unbeknownst to me, that same woman approached me a few minutes later and I handed her a dollar and told her to hang tough. She became enraged and demanded five dollars while shaking a nice crack rock at me. I just wanted to give a homeless person a buck, not buy crack. Forget about the ****ed up lady I saw on NYE with trackmarks stumblng out of her room as I passed by.

Never again will I stay around Reliant. I'll head a few miles down the road to a better place such as the Galleria or similar. Reliant was brutal at night.
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I stayed at the Motel 6 across the street last Friday and Saturday night. Almost immediately after checkin, I was solicted walking to the Shell station on motel grounds in front of my 9 year old son. On Sunday upon checkout my brother-in-law was shown some crack to buy (also walking to that Shell). Unbeknownst to me, that same woman approached me a few minutes later and I handed her a dollar and told her to hang tough. She became enraged and demanded five dollars while shaking a nice crack rock at me. I just wanted to give a homeless person a buck, not buy crack. Forget about the ****ed up lady I saw on NYE with trackmarks stumblng out of her room as I passed by.

Never again will I stay around Reliant. I'll head a few miles down the road to a better place such as the Galleria or similar. Reliant was brutal at night.
Don't know where the motel 6 is......I've always stayed at the holiday inn.
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I want to go to a early in the year game I just wish that they would show who were playing. I don't doubt that i will turn into a kid when i see it haha how much does single tickets usually run and can you give me a link to the hamptons website in houston. how will i know if i'm in the blue crew area is it ok that i'm 19 and still tailgate with the blue crew.
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