Best way to Reliant from Austin?

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  1. HTown2ATX

    HTown2ATX TexansMetalhead

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    Just scored my first pair of tickets and a parking pass in a very, very long time to make the pilgrimage to Houston and watch my Texans! Just found out about an hour ago and am already friggin' pumped!! Already setting out my gameday gear damnit!:smiliedance:

    So, as I haven't been in a good while and coming from Austin, just wanting some info.

    I plan on having my buddy drive, we'll take 71 to I-10 into H-town.

    After that, if I remember right, do I just take 610 over to Kirby and exit? Is that the best way? I don't know what color my pass is (will physically get my tix and pass Wednesday or Thursday and forgot to ask) but the lots are all next to each other so you just enter in the same place then find your color right?

    Also, what time do they open the gates to the lots, because I plan on getting there as early as possible to A) Drink, B) Take it all in and commune with my fellow Texans fans and of course C) Drink (I aint driving so vugg it!!)

    Any insider info would be appreciated instead of the directions you usually see on Google or whatever.

    GO TEXANS!!!!!!!
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    I would take 290 all the way in till 610
     
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    i took 290 to 610 to kirby exit when i went a couple times....i always had blue parking or I stayed at the holiday inn there by the stadium
     
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    Yep, 290 to 610 South. Follow 610 to the Main or Kirby exit, depending on where you are parking.

    Edit, well I just read your post.

    I 10 to 610 south works too

    The lots open at 8:00 am (unless you are in platinum - 7:00 am for them)
     
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    I hate 290. I take 71 to I-10 and I live by 290. Fewer speed traps.
     
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    I have made the trip overe 100 times and always take 71, much nicer ride.
    If you hungry in the am, stop in Ellinger, thats outside of LaGrange and the speed drops to 55 for a short time. The store there Hruska's has some awesome food, and a killer deli.
    If you go early then just take the route you have listed. We are leaving at 5am from SW Austin and will be driving with full gear blazing, maybe we will see you!
     
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    Yeah, I make the trip down 71 to I-10 whenever I go see my family out in Sugar Land, so I'm definitely familiar with the drive to Houston. I just haven't been to the 610/288ish area in a long while, so didn't remember the best way to get there once in Houston. Hruskas is great, usually always make my 1 pit stop there.

    I usually try to stay away from 290 from here because of all the lights, lower speed limits, more cops (it seems) and I live in SW Austin too (between Dripping Springs and Oak HIll on 290W) so 71 is right up my alley.

    All the different colored lots are pretty much right next to each other right? Or do I need specific directions per which lot I have?
     
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    You need specific directions to your lot. I'd find out what lot you're in but it'll be easy enough to find on gameday. The Texans are very good with their sign placement overall and you should be able to find your lot. Go to HoustonTexans.com and take a gander at their parking lots. If you're coming early enough... No worries. Just don't think that you're going to get into the stadium on time if you arrive an hour before. It's a good 20 minute trek from the yellow lot which is where I park to my seats so consider that factor. If you park in yellow, look for the TexanMojo Emergency Tailgating vehicle and go shotgun a beer. Even if you're not a drinker. There's nothing like that experience. Props to those guys!
     


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    Yeah, I think Yellow is where I have usually ended up in the past and I know that is a bear of a walk. I was at the Houston-Pittsburgh game a few years back when the roof was open and everyone fried (I think that game was a main reason for the 80-50 rule now). That walk SUCKED in that heat!!

    I also think I did happen to run into that crew you mentioned once before. I ended up shotgunning a couple with the "Elvis" guy near a Texans themed UPS truck or Ambulance looking vehicle, so may have been them (was getting pretty bombed by that point and was a few years ago, but I think that was them).

    Anyway, hell yes, looking forward to throwing a few back and hopefully getting involved in someones BBQ before hand (maybe trade up for some brews, will bring extras coldies!!) It's like Christmas for me man! I've already told most of my co-workers and am just pumped already!! I know alot of people go alot more than me, so maybe I sound ridiculous, but damn I love this team and hardly get a chance to go, so am hyped to the max about it!

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    I've made the trip to Houston 100 times myself and usually take 290 only because my destination is typically on the NW side. This Saturday I will take 71 to 10 since we are in a hotel next to Reliant. Once you get past Bastrop on 71 the trip is nice. Either way works fine. Drive safe!
     
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    Repped for the Hruskas reference!!
     
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    Showtime100 Got AJ?

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    Rep, huh? I'll check that out. Sounds like I've been overlooking something.

    Is this what I'm looking for?
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    I think I'm the only one that doesn't know...lol
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    Yeah that's the place. Kolaches are the friggin best there!
     
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    I never take 290 because it's too dangerous compared to 71 and I-10. Long stretches w/o shoulders and no divider between cars heading east and cars heading west. Dying in a head-on collision because of some dumbass answering a text is something I try to avoid.

    Congrats to the OP on the tickets. I wish I could go.
     
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    Hey, quit dissing SWT. He knows how to text perfectly.

    :doot:

    They both have their dangers. I-10 has lots of 18 wheelers and things fly off all the time. I should know. A little chain fell off and totaled my car a few years back. If that chain had bounced just a couple inches higher, I'd have no head. That's for sure.

    Head-on collisions vs. dodging 18 wheelers. Choose your poison.
     
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    My best encounter on I-10 was right past Katy and had a mattress bounce off the back of a truck and fly just right over my head.
     
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    hey wheres my rep? I was the one who pointed out Hruska's then he just second that , I need some rep Bill! Besides when I get there I was told by Specnatz to seek you out!
     
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    Here it is Bill!
     
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    All you guys/gals coming from the Austin (surrounding area) have a SAFE trip and come visit the Blue Crew!! We'll be lookin for ya!!

    I think you guys should meet someplace and come as a carivan!! That would be an awesome site!! HILL COUNTRY TEXANS!!! Flags flying, cars decorated, lots of horn blowin! Wooohoooo!! Fun times on I-10 and 610!!!!
     
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    Repped for the Hruska's reference!! ;)
     

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