Tailgating 101 and game info

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  1. valleytexfan

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    OK I am planning on attending my first-ever Texans game on Oct. 12 against the Dolphins...couple of questions:

    1. Is anyone invited to tailgate? Since I don't know anyone up there, I don't want to crash someone's party or anything. And is it customary to pay $ when you visit a camp?

    2. What's the best way of acquiring decent tickets? I plan to fly up the morning of the game with the wife, so I won't need to park or anything like that.

    3. What's the best way to get to Reliant from the airport? Taxi?

    Just wanted to get all my ducks in a row before I buy my stuff next week. I know I sound naive, but I've never been to an NFL game before (been a Texans fan since '02). Thanks for any help, it's greatly appreciated!:texflag:
     
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    great info...thanks guys. I can't wait!:fans:
     
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    What time does your flight get in? The gates open at 8:00 AM.

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    Also, taxis suck. Get a Town Car limo. The incremental cost is minimal. Well worth it in my opinion, especially since you have a chick with you.

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    interesting...
     
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    2. What's the best way of acquiring decent tickets? I plan to fly up the morning of the game with the wife, so I won't need to park or anything like that.

    Craigslist Houston in the Tix Section

    3. What's the best way to get to Reliant from the airport? Taxi?

    Yes
     


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    i did this when i went to houston for the TNT game last year. It was recommended by my hotel as they didn't have a shuttle service. It was expensive but i didn't have to worry about taking the rail system or anything else. As I had some luggage this made it easy.

    ps i wouldn't say it was a limo but it was a private towncar
     
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    how much does a town car run, more or less??
     
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    A taxi from Hobby to Reliant will likely cost $40. A town car will cost $60-70. You're already paying $40 for a dirty, beat-up, POS Chevy Lumina or Dodge Caravan with a hairy foreign driver who will talk constantly on a cell phone in a foreign language and listening to strage music on the radio. For and extra $30 you can have travel in a nice, new, quiet Town Car with plush leather seats driven by a suit-clad gentleman who is trained in customer service. It's a no brainer really, especially when you can amortize the enjoyment over more than one occupant.

    If you want good seats at a reasonable price, just show up at any gate at 11:40 and put two fingers in the air. You'll find good seats at less than face value.

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    sounds like a good deal...ima have to do that. thanks!
     
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    about 100 (one way i believe)...i split the cost with the ppl i was traveling with
     
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    What time is the flight, if it is before the gate opens I could try to pick yall up so you would not have a hefty taxi bill, Probably drop you back off at the hotel or airport whichever is nesessary. Also hotels have shuttles from the airports just to throw that out there.
     
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    Wow, thanks, Joe. We're looking to get in on a flight about 9:30 or so...but the thought is certainly appreciated...
     
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    TTT

    OK, I'm set for next week for the Lions game...can't wait! Not sure how to get around the lots, but I'd love to meet some of the posters. Any suggestions?
     
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    I'll be at the game if you wanna drop by.. I'll be at the blue lot with my son and my nephews...
     
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