Reliant Stadium Gets A New Name


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Just when you think things couldn’t change anymore off Kirby, the Houston Chronicle breaks news. According to Kiah Collier:

"Reliant Park will soon be called NRG Park and Reliant Stadium NRG Stadium, after NRG Energy, the parent company of one of the largest electric retailers in the Houston area.County sources say NRG, which acquired Reliant’s retail operations in 2009, is planning a rebranding effort that will involve swapping out every sign bearing the Reliant name.A related item is expected to appear on the next meeting agenda of the board of the Harris County Sports and Convention Corp., the agency that runs the county-owned park.Reliant bought the naming rights for the Houston Texans’ stadium and surrounding buildings in 2002 for $300 million, the most lucrative deal of its kind at the time."

Is Bill O’Brien really behind this name switch?

The name change shouldn’t have a huge impact on most of us. Well other than making sure you check-in to NRG Stadium, instead of Reliant, on Facebook. Add that to the list of other first world problems that one might have.

What I would really like to know is, what affect does the name change have on the likeliness of me getting CSN Houston?

I think most people are more concerned about the quarterback situation. Seriously,! Tell us something today on this Schaub situation. Stop toying with my soul.

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