Tag: NRG Stadium

Football: High school ties may sway return of title games to AT&T Stadium

The three-day UIL state football championships in Houston two months ago drew 156,413 fans – a 37 percent drop from 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

What’s wrong with admitting AT&T Stadium might care about high school football more than NRG Stadium and the Alamodome?

This week’s news that SMG – the managing company for NRG Stadium – charged the University Interscholastic League $495,000 to use the facility for three days for its state football championships in December isn’t the reason the event likely won’t return to Houston any time soon. But there is something to be said about sticker shock. click here for complete story

NFL: After Broncos’ win, all eyes on Houston for Super Bowl LI (Video)

The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee will kick off its Super Bowl preparations with dual ceremonies

With the Denver Broncos’ win over the Carolina Panthers in California during Super Bowl 50, the city of Houston is officially on the clock as the host for next year’s Super Bowl LI.

The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee was given the “Super Bowl handoff” on Feb. 8 from the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl Host Committee. Houston will celebrate being “on the clock” with a clock unveiling on Feb. 19 at NRG Stadium, home to the Super Bowl in 2017. click here for complete story

High school football playoffs find a home on TV

There was a time when Jon Heidtke would go hat in hand to coaches each year as Christmas drew nigh, trying to cobble together some combination that would allow him to telecast back-to-back University Interscholastic League high school football championship games on Fox Sports Southwest.

“The coaches would get worked up over how many kids they could suit up and which football they would use, and it was hard to get them to see the bigger picture about what a good way this would be to get high school football before a larger audience,” Heidtke, the network’s longtime GM, said this week. click here for complete story

Football: Some football teams are traveling the distance of entire countries for Texas state championships

Letter jackets will be folded into makeshift pillows and Gatorade bottles will be nestled into crevices so they don’t roll to the back of the bus as football teams across the state prepare for hours-long drives to Houston for the UIL state championships this week. At least for some.

While teams at Katy, North Shore and George Ranch high schools will “travel” less than 35 miles to get to NRG Stadium, at least eight of the 20 qualifying teams will drive more than 200 miles. One school from the Panhandle will travel about 600 miles one way. click here for complete story

Football: Houston’s NRG Stadium to host 2015 UIL Football Championship games

UIL Football State Championship Schedule

uil1The University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced today that the 2015 UIL Football State Championship games would be played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

All 11-man UIL Football Championship Games will be played December 17-19, 2015 at NRG Stadium. Houston last hosted the UIL Football Championship Games for the largest conference in 2008 at the formerly named Reliant Stadium. click here for complete story


Football: UIL state championship games in football moved to NRG Stadium

6850986_GThe University Interscholastic League’s 10 state championship games in football, originally scheduled to be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington Dec. 17-19, will now be at NRG Stadium according to sources familiar with the process.

The NFL scheduled a Dallas Cowboys home game against the N.Y. Jets on Dec. 19 forcing the UIL, governing body for high school athletics in Texas, to move the state championship games in football to another venue, with NRG Stadium now the destination for 2015. click here for complete story

Football: NRG Stadium frontrunner to host state football title games

UILNRG Stadium could be a step closer to hosting the University Interscholastic League’s football championship games, according to the league’s executive director.

Speaking at the Associated Press Sports Editors’ Southwest Region meeting Sunday, Dr. Charles Breit-haupt said NRG Stadium is the “front-runner” to land the 2015 state championship games, although he added talks still are ongoing with both the stadium in Houston and the Alamodome in San Antonio. click here for complete story