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Houston Super Bowl: NRG Stadium Getting Upgrades One Year Out

Posted on · Sunday, of course, is Super Bowl 50. The Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. But one year from today (Feb. 5, 2017), Houston’s NRG Stadium will host the game. A delegation of Houston officials will attend this weekend’s game to observe the event in preparation for Houston’s […]

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Who Should Pay for Upgrades to NRG Stadium Before 2017 Super Bowl?

Posted on · As we discussed previously on this program, Houston’s NRG Stadium will host Super Bowl 51 in February of 2017. However, according to the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain, the NFL says it now wants around $50 million worth of renovations to the stadium before the big game. The Chronicle quotes Peter O’Reilly, the NFL’s Senior Vice President […]

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NRG Stadium Upgrades and Experimental Drugs: Wednesday’s Show (March 18, 2015)

Posted on · As we discussed last month on this program, Houston’s NRG Stadium will host Super Bowl 51 in February of 2017. According to the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain, the NFL says it now wants around $50 million in renovations to the stadium before the big game. The Chronicle quotes Peter O’Reilly, the NFL’s Senior Vice President […]

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The Astrodome, Voter ID, and Fantasy Football: Houston Matters for Friday, September 5, 2014

Posted on · On Thursday, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett met with the nonprofit Urban Land Institute to seek guidance on his idea for turning the Astrodome into the “world’s largest indoor park.” Judge Emmett has received a lot of feedback since unveiling his idea for the Dome last week, some good, some bad. “Yeah, I’ve had a lot […]