Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Brando, Sep 19, 2008.
Indeed. Hot in there, but good news. Think I'll take my first trip out there deep into Oct, most likely the Lions game.
Hooray! I wasn't looking forward to Rice Stadium or traveling to SA. This is great news indeed.
It makes sense. Rice is an open-air stadium, so if you have to play in bad weather, might as well be in your home stadium.
Sweet!!!! Open air football! This is going to be great.
Hey, I'm good with extra sunscreen. I'm just glad to have a home.
But riddle me this batmens....I thought that they had to shut the roof with even the threat of bad weather and winds because it could damage the roof?
I don't think I imagined that.
Worst case scenario, unroll & dust off the Astroturf in the dome!
a little rain or cold never hurt football fans in the past....open em up and let's play some ball. We have the heat of summer behind us - eff the roof.
as long as no bird poops in my nachos
Woo Hoo!!!! We moved to the shady side this year. I must be smarter than I knew.
I'll second that. Play outside.
I have never been to Rice, but I hear it seats far less than Kyle field. Can it provide a home field advantage. More importantly will the computer nerds put down their protactors and keyboards and come out to see the games? they might see some girls!!!!
Do they still have a football team? I thought they dissolved once SWC went the way of the Dodo.
I heard that Reliant doesn't have any drainage system. Is that true? Just wondering what they would do if it was raining at kickoff. Also, if the NFL rules state the Texans couldn't close the roof in the middle of the game if it started raining, what would have happened? Would the game be stopped until the rain stopped?
Uniforms will get muddy like they are supposed to.
"that's why you fellas need to wear gloves!"
Wow...thanks for the info. lol
Per HT.com, Texans will play in Reliant for their home opener.
I remember not being particularly impressed with the roof specs as they were rated to withstand winds of up to 45 mph only. Many bad storms, let alone hurricanes, can create gusts beyond that.
No, it was rated at 50 mph to MOVE the roof.
The roof is expected to take much much more wind stress when closed (aerodynamic position) than when partially open (resistant position).
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