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New video board at Reliant Stadium: 25% larger than Cowboys Stadium

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by bigtexxx, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. bigtexxx

    bigtexxx Contributing Member

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    that's what I'm talking about

    Texans video:
    http://www.houstontexans.com/tv-med...o-boards/e6b6d031-e635-4473-a5d8-06f012ac1988

    Chronicle:
    http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/12/reliants-gets-approval-for-bigger-video-boards/

    In order to entice Super Bowl officials, Reliant Stadium will receive a state-of-the-art renovation.

    Two colossal video boards will take the place of the venue’s original screen. The plan would give Reliant the largest boards in professional sports, 52 feet tall and 277 feet wide.

    Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation unanimously voted for the upgrade Wednesday.
     
  2. nachbarFTW

    nachbarFTW Member

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    SUCK IT JERRY!!
     
  3. Dairy Ashford

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    Blech, this seems a little goofy. Happy for the local engineers but $300 million stadiums shouldn't be getting renovations after eight years.
     
  4. Dairy Ashford

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    Ten years, sorry; still too soon.
     
  5. bigtexxx

    bigtexxx Contributing Member

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    why not? We need to keep up with the Joneses! literally

    we've got the money, let's spend it
     
  6. Nick

    Nick Contributing Member

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    Most stadiums do... have to keep up with the technology.

    MMP got a new video screen after 10 years. Toyota Center got a new one in 8 years.

    Hell, the Seattle Sonics left their newly renovated arena in just 12 years.
     
  7. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost clean your room bucko

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    We do?

    This is a loan being paid back to Mr. McNair, since we do not actually have the money yet.

    If we don't get a Superbowl before 2020, I will be disappointed.
     
  8. bigtexxx

    bigtexxx Contributing Member

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    we have access to the money

    no need to get cute, Donny
     
  9. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost clean your room bucko

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    Don't forget the Oilers, who left 9 years (?) after renovations to the Dome.
     
  10. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost clean your room bucko

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    LOL. Snippy much?

    I hope this is an interest free loan from Uncle Bob.
     
  11. IBTL

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    Yeah good luck with that.

    :confused:
     
  12. Honey Bear

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    Pretty lame @ the concerted effort to win over suburban daddies and internet posters with another gimmick to make them feel a little more masculine.

    This is live sports.
     
  13. redefined

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    There is something weird about those dimensions. That aspect ratio implies nothing but a long video banner.
     
  14. Nick

    Nick Contributing Member

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    Well, the dome renovations were miniscule compared to what they did in Seattle.

    They completely gutted their old arena... forcing the Sonics to play 1-2 years in the Tacoma Dome.

    They pretty much rebuilt the whole thing... and it was still not good enough to last more than 12 years. Ridiculous.
     
  15. da_juice

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    It's crazy. The public pays for expensive stadiums so that they can have the opportunity to pay $75 to watch millionaires play a game for billionaires who will lose no sweat over moving the team.
     
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  16. bigtexxx

    bigtexxx Contributing Member

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    that's because we love the product! sports!

    (even when the team isn't as good as the Texans this year)
     
  17. JunkyardDwg

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    Cowboys board is 72x160 by comparison. So it'll probably be a mixture of video, stats and ads.
     
  18. Air Langhi

    Air Langhi Contributing Member

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    The public pays all the costs private industry makes all the profits. Why not use this money to have a rainy day fund for the bonds that city almost defaulted on.
     
  19. Cannonball

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    We'll, I imagine it'll be around as wide as the current video board area (ads included) is. I'm sure they'll add height where they can but they might be somewhat limited in what they can do there.

    So yeah, the whole thing won't be used for video. They'll do what they can and then throw other stuff up there in the unused portions. It's not going to be like Cowboys Stadium where the whole thing is like one giant TV.

    But, by comparison, the Titans have the 2nd largest screens in the NFL at 54' x 157'. The Texans boards at 52' x 277' are only slightly shorter but 120' wider. They could put 2 full videos from different angles at the same time up there and each one would roughly be the size of the Titans video screen.
     
  20. spence99

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    Sounds nice and they pitch it will be to add to the game day experience, but I still believe it will be filled with ads. How much will actually be for video? They won't ever advertise that because that will be much less than the size of the board. Hopefully I'm wrong.
     

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