1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Toyota Centre Tour

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by abaker28, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. abaker28

    abaker28 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2014
    Messages:
    1,907
    Likes Received:
    1,371
    Hi everyone. Apologies if this is in wrong section or not appropriate.
    I arrived in Houston yesterday (from Australia) and saw my 1st Rockets game against the Bulls. Blew me away and was more than I was expecting. Just awesome.
    But back to the point - I booked in a Toyota Center tour which I took this morning with my 2 kids. Cost us $17 total and the nicest guy (Harold) took us around the stadium. We got photos on centre court and elsewhere throughout.
    We were also in luck, bumping into Joey Dorsey near the Rockets dressing room, who was kind enough to spend a few minutes talking to us and get a photo with us - seemed like a really nice guy.
    Learnt so much more about the Rockets than I thought I already knew.
    If you're visiting from out of town, I'd highly recommend the tour (even if you're not as lucky as we were to see or meet players).
    Thanks Harold for making our time in Houston even better than we could've imagined.
    We found out about the tour through the Rockets website.
    Looking forward even more now to going back on the weekend to see us play Portland.
     
    6 people like this.
  2. heypartner

    heypartner Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 1999
    Messages:
    62,452
    Likes Received:
    55,976
    Did they show you the Styx room behind the Rockets lockerroom
     
  3. Crashlanded19

    Crashlanded19 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2012
    Messages:
    7,786
    Likes Received:
    2,230
    I live in Houston and haven't been on a Toyota Center tour. sounds cool
     
  4. abaker28

    abaker28 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2014
    Messages:
    1,907
    Likes Received:
    1,371
    We could only go out front of the Rockets locker rooms as they were expecting players coming through given we played their last night. But we went through quite a few of the 'special and very expensive suites' (that I'll never be able to afford but looked amazing)' ie Lexus and a number of others that tended to blend after a while.
     
  5. Harrisment

    Harrisment Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    Messages:
    15,392
    Likes Received:
    2,157
    Very cool man, glad you are enjoying your visit. If you need some ideas on restaurants to check out while you are in town feel free to ask or fire up a thread in the Hangout. Hopefully the Rox make the trip even sweeter by destroying Portland this weekend :)
     
  6. Pat

    Pat Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2002
    Messages:
    2,554
    Likes Received:
    625
    Photos?

    CFN requirement
     
  7. Tfor3

    Tfor3 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Messages:
    19,569
    Likes Received:
    22,325
    Cool. Now I gots to do this too.
     
  8. delishman

    delishman Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Messages:
    1,753
    Likes Received:
    103
    Welcome to HTown! Cheers. That actually sounds pretty sweet. Always cool to see the players outside the game atmosphere.
     
  9. fallenphoenix

    fallenphoenix Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    Messages:
    9,821
    Likes Received:
    1,619
    Welcome! I took a tour like that at MSG when I visited NYC. Didn't know the Toyota center did tours.
     
  10. abaker28

    abaker28 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2014
    Messages:
    1,907
    Likes Received:
    1,371
    Let's try this...
    [​IMG]
     
    3 people like this.
  11. abaker28

    abaker28 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2014
    Messages:
    1,907
    Likes Received:
    1,371
    And I'm 6 foot 4. Felt like a midget next to Dorsey.
     
  12. abaker28

    abaker28 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2014
    Messages:
    1,907
    Likes Received:
    1,371
  13. EightDoobies

    EightDoobies Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2013
    Messages:
    3,640
    Likes Received:
    1,822
  14. SLRokJok

    SLRokJok Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Messages:
    1,015
    Likes Received:
    391
    Awesome, thanks for sharing. I didn't know we could go on a tour.
     
  15. htwnbandit

    htwnbandit Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2013
    Messages:
    3,202
    Likes Received:
    1,733
    Weird, I totally had no idea that there were tours of the TC. For only $17, we can basically go behind the scenes AND have the possibility of meeting some of the players?? Who else knew about this?
     
  16. BigShasta

    BigShasta Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Messages:
    5,211
    Likes Received:
    4,811
    Not urban enough.

    Jk. Looks fun.
     
  17. arabrocket

    arabrocket Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    3,481
    Likes Received:
    1,917
    i did the tour last year and it was a great experience. Saw the locker room and the big surprise i saw Hakeem and gave me high five ( nicest guy ) also got to see and talk to Robert Horey while Tmac was there as well.
     
  18. alethios

    alethios Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    7,974
    Likes Received:
    6,015
    I didn't know there were Clutch bears for sale. :eek: I want one!
     
  19. shastarocket

    shastarocket Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2006
    Messages:
    13,773
    Likes Received:
    1,082
    Really cool, thanks for sharing!
     
  20. Dgn1

    Dgn1 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2012
    Messages:
    3,009
    Likes Received:
    1,165
    That looks like fun, thanks for sharing.
     

Share This Page