Energy & Environment

New Signs Going Up Transform Reliant into NRG Stadium

Texans fans will now see rebranded NRG signs, plus energy-efficient lights.

The rebranding of the stadium was announced several weeks ago, but is just now going into physical effect with large new signs on the north and south sides of the stadium. NRG is the parent company of Reliant. NRG Spokesperson Pat Hammond says these are the marquee signs that people can see from the freeway and that show up on television sports broadcasts.

“Having our name on the stadium and all of the facilities out at NRG Park is really important to us. NRG, over the last year, has really begun developing a national consumer brand for itself,” Hammond said. “Having the NRG brand name on NFL facilities is one of the ways that we are able to communicate with the public about the sustainability products and solutions that NRG is bringing to market for consumers.”

To showcase some of those products, the energy provider is also making a commitment to make NRG Park more sustainable and energy-efficient.

“NRG Stadium will be the first professional football stadium in the country to have energy-efficient LED lighting on the sports field. And it’s much more energy-efficient than traditional lights in a sporting facility,” Hammond said.

Hammond says the LED field lights turn on instantly, instead of needing 15 to 20 minutes to warm up like traditional stadium lighting. In other words, there won’t be any Super Bowl blackouts at NRG Stadium. The company is also installing solar panels around the complex and putting in electric vehicle charging stations. 

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