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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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Next Year’s Super Bowl and HISD Budget Woes: Friday’s Show (February 5, 2016)

Posted on · Sunday’s Super Bowl reminds us that Houston’s turn to host the annual NFL championship game — and all the hype and spectacle that comes with it — is just a year away. A delegation of Houston officials are attending Sunday’s game to observe the event in preparation for next year. Among them: Kevin Hoffman, Executive Director of the […]

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Sports Monday: Poor Shooting Conditions at NRG and Howard Back for the Rockets

Posted on · Houston’s NRG Stadium played host to the NCAA Tournament’s South Regional over the weekend, where Duke punched its ticket to the Final Four with a 66-52 win over Gonzaga Sunday. But there were some concerns over how the setup at NRG Stadium might have adversely affected the players’ shooting performances. We look at how the weekend went […]

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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 […]