Report: New Turf To Be Installed At NRG Stadium

The Houston Texans will be playing on a new playing surface at NRG Stadium next season, according to Patrick D. Starr (State Of The Texans).

A source close to the situation at NRG Stadium reports that the stadium will be moving to field turf instead of natural grass. The natural grass has been used since the stadium opened in 2002, when the Houston Texans became a NFL franchise.

In recent seasons, NRG Stadium has used field turf as the playing surface in particular high school and college football games. The stadium is operated by SMG World and owned by Harris County. The natural grass playing surface is hauled in on pallets and is fit together to make the game field on game days for the Texans.

NRG Stadium is finally getting an upgrade! Many players and coaches have complained for several years about the poor grass used at the stadium. Just this past season several players complained. After the Texans game against the Eagles, many Eagles players ripped the stadium’s grass after DeMeco Ryans went down with a season-ending injury.

Some people also question whether Jadeveon Clowney‘s knee injury was caused by random holes in the grass after he landed awkwardly in his NFL debut in September. Former Patriot Wes Welker tore an ACL going down on a non-contact injury at the stadium a few years ago. Rodney Harrison also complained about the field conditions in the Super Bowl.

Former Texans P Brett Hartmann also filed a lawsuit against the grass at the stadium, saying it was the reason he suffered a non-contact injury.

Let’s hope we never see any more injuries caused by the Texans turf, though a few more turf monster tackles for Texans opponents are still welcomed.

The complaints have been coming in for years and it’s about time the people at NRG Stadium have listened.