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Reliant Stadium Upgrades! New End Zone Big Screens Coming This Season???

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by robroy77, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. robroy77

    robroy77 Contributing Member

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    Ive been emailing the Texans fan feedback for a couple of years now asking about upgrading the end zone video boards. Compared to the newer stadiums they are pretty small now, and its always nice to add visual stuff to the fan experience. The other times when I asked, they responded with the Texans and Reliant Park are looking into that for the future. So the responses have gone from the future to this season. Could be just evaluating this season and installing next year. Well today I got a response from the same question and here is the back and forth between us.

    With stadium videoboards getting bigger and bigger, New Giants Stadium and New Dallas Stadium, do you think a upgrade for Relaint's videoboards could be in the not so distant future. I remember when the ribbon videoboards were put around the stadium, the reasoning was fan experience. There is a lot of extra room around the current endzone videoboards to upgrade the size quite a bit. I think putting bigger videoboards in EZ will add a whole lot to the fan experience. They were big when the stadium opened, but now they are small to todays standards!

    Thank You,
    Robert Hendricks


    Dear Robert,
    Thank you for your email and support of the Houston Texans! We appreciate your feedback regarding the video boards in each end zone. This is something that we are evaluating for the upcoming season with Reliant Park. Thank you again and have a great day!

    GO TEXANS!
     
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  2. AFS

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    Misleading thread title...
     
  3. mrdave543

    mrdave543 Contributing Member

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    You do realize they said "evaluating for next season", not will be in place by then, right?

    I am not sure what's funnier, that you have emailed this request multiple times and honestly think it will make a difference or that you incorrectly interpreted their response and posted about it.

    :grin:
     
  4. robroy77

    robroy77 Contributing Member

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    Never thought it would make a difference. Asked once during the last couple of off seasons. Got responses every time. Not hard to cut and paste. Responses went from looking into it for the future, to evaluating for this season. Sounds like there is a good chance it could happen this season. Never interpreted anything wrong. Look at the title again.
     
  5. RKREBORN

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    More like:

    "Dear Robert,
    Thank you for your email and support of the Houston Texans! We appreciate your feedback regarding the _______________. This is something that we are evaluating for the upcoming season with Reliant Park. Thank you again and have a great day!

    GO TEXANS! "
     
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  6. tallanvor

    tallanvor Contributing Member

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    When Reliant Stadium's endzones get new screens you will all owe robroy an apology.
     
  7. Kam

    Kam Contributing Member

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    It's big enough for three current scoreboards. They have ads all over the place.
     
  8. conquistador#11

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    well, at least, one of their interns wrote back!
     
  9. mrdave543

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    $$$$$$$$$
     
  10. DieHard Rocket

    DieHard Rocket Contributing Member

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    It has been in the plans for a while now and if they are not upgraded for next season it will probably be the season after. Last I heard the biggest factor was a matter of how to split the bill, since the stadium is owned by Texans, Rodeo, and the county.

    Source: I know people. (It's not hard to see this coming anyway though, we are sorely lacking when it comes to videoboards).
     
  11. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost clean your room bucko

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    The video boards suck, but not because of their size or anything like that (although the resolution on the screens isn't all that great), it's the placement. You have to look way the hell up and away to see them. Unlike most stadiums, which are either lower to the ground or have video boards floating in the middle of the arena (ok maybe thats just dallas, but still).
     
  12. SwoLy-D

    SwoLy-D Contributing Member

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    That's what 00RocketGirl said. :eek:
     
  13. DonkeyMagic

    DonkeyMagic Contributing Member
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    yeah the screen does need to be upgraded but totally misleading thread title. Booo this OP
     
  14. Fyreball

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    LOL at the OP getting all excited over the formatted email he received by either an intern, or an auto-reply.
     
  15. Uprising

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    Got me excited over nothing. Like the enthusiasm. But misleading title.
     
  16. Nick

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    Their screens are still better than the majority of the other NFL stadiums. New Orleans still has crappy videoboards, despite all the other upgrades they have made.

    As long as the on-field product stays competitive, I won't worry about it.
     
  17. DieHard Rocket

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    Some stadiums are restricted by their design and age. The Superdome is so old that it's probably difficult to put up and wire anything larger. But there is no reason Reliant can't...plenty of space in those endzones and they've got fiber optics run to the stadium.
     
  18. spence99

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    You mean the advertising board? If they make it bigger, that will just increase the size of the ads. I have to use binoculars just to read the stats when they show them up there.
     
  19. Gummi Clutch

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    Yeah i remember when the stadium first opened it boasted 'the World's largest scoreboard'.... billboard was more like it.

    Personally I'm just glad I heard they are thinking about installing devices so your mobile phone can actually get signal in there next season. Which imo is somewhat of a safety hazard these days.
    Previously I asked a sporting venue representative if their mobile phone partner blocked service from other carriers they just ;)

    It's also funny how I have to get a pat down to attend a NFL game, but I can go to the Rodeo which a sizable pocket knife and they just scan my ticket and wave me through.
     
  20. ROXRAN

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    Ever been to LP field? - I can't imagine less flash.- Reliant is still awesome!
     
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