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Reliant Stadium

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Houston's Best Weekend Shows: Easton Corbin, Suzanna Choffel, Be the Match Benefit, etc.

    Easton Corbin Reliant Stadium, March 21 Making his RodeoHouston debut, Easton Corbin stands in stark contrast to the rest of the 2014 lineup because of how...country he is in a sea of hard-rock pretenders and lite-rock spring breakers. Corbin has put more than one critic in mind (favorably) of not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Florida Georgia Line at Reliant Stadium, 3/19/2014

    Florida Georgia Line Reliant Stadium March 19, 2014 Florida Georgia Line are easy to mistake for "bro country": they rhyme "Bocephus" with "Jesus" and would sooner walk as drive around in anything other than a candy-painted Silverado. But "bro-country" implies some sort of douchiness at its core, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    10 Initials Worse Than NRG for Re-Naming Reliant Stadium

    It has been widely reported that NRG Energy, the company that bought the retail division of Reliant Energy in 2009, would be re-branding Reliant Stadium and the surrounding complex as part of efforts to make its name change more visible. Reliant agreed to pay $300 million over 30 years in naming rig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    Eli Young Band at Reliant Stadium, 3/5/2014

    Eli Young Band Reliant Stadium March 5, 2014 Anyone who's ever wondered if the entertainers for the rodeo's annual Armed Forces Appreciation Day are chosen at random might have had a few of their questions answered Tuesday night. Show business is selfish almost by design, but the Eli Young Band und ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Save the Date: Houston Gets a Postcard From One Direction

    Amid the promotional blitz surrounding their new album Midnight Memories, Britain's One Direction -- currently the biggest band on the planet, boy or otherwise -- announced a summer 2014 stadium tour that includes an August 22 show at Reliant Stadium. The group's biggest tour to date, "Where We Are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide: Pitbull

    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium.Date: March 14 Name: Pitbull AKA: "Armando Pérez"

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    March 13, 2013

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide: Jake Owen

    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful (?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium.Date: March 13 Name: Jake Owen AKA: "The guy who originally wanted to be a golfer."

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide: Kenny Chesney

    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium. Date: March 12 Name: Kenny Chesney AKA: "You'd think a guy that rich could afford shirts with sleeves."

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Saturday Night: The Band Perry at Reliant Stadium

    The Band Perry Reliant Stadium March 13, 2013 Was anyone else as confused as I was on Saturday night with the Band Perry's concert at RodeoHouston? On paper, the Band Perry should be a fantastic live act to see. They're a wholesome, family-friendly group, perfect for what the rodeo tries to achie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide: Jason Aldean

    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium. Date: March 11 Name: Jason Aldean AKA: "That guy in a hat. No, not him. No, the other one."

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Last Night: Zac Brown Band at Reliant Stadium

    Zac Brown Band Reliant Stadium February 28, 2013 I knew I was going to be a fan of the Zac Brown Band back in May 2012, when just hours after the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch succumbed to cancer, the group came onstage at New Orleans' Jazz Fest to the strains of a Beasties song. It was that simple to ... More >>

  • Music

    October 18, 2012
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    October 17, 2012

    Saul Gutierrez: Arrest Made in Fatal Texans-Packers Stabbing

    Police have arrested a suspect who they say stabbed a person to death in a brawl that might be related to the Texans-Green Bay Packers game Sunday. Saul Gutierrez, 17, was arrested without incident yesterday and has been charged with murder. The fatal incident occurred about 9:30 p.m. Sunday in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    The Texans Fan Brawl At Reliant, Zaprudered & Starring Bedazzled Jorts

    It's been a tough couple of weeks at Reliant Stadium. Not on the field -- in that case, the Texans are doing okay. But off the field, a fan has died after falling from an escalator, and now video has emerged of a brawl in the stands during the 49ers game. It's not that much of a brawl -- Yankee St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    The Houston Texans Sideline Experience

    (Note: I didn't know that a man had fallen to his death yesterday at Reliant Stadium until I was leaving the complex on Thursday night. ) Check out Groovehouse's spectacular slideshow from the Texans and Vikings match-up. Yesterday afternoon I had the honor of seeing a side of the Houston Texans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Muse Releases a New Queen-errific Track: What Ya Think?

    Well, Muse's new song is not quite the dubstep massacre that we all thought it be indicated from the album teaser. But it's also the official song for the upcoming Summer Olympics in London, so it had to be palatable for the masses. No molly is needed to enjoy this cut. And whoa, is there a whole ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    March 19, 2012

    Friday Night: Train At Reliant Stadium

    Train RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 16, 2012 Halfway through their Friday night show at the Houston Rodeo Train decided to host a dance-off. It was, much like their booking as rodeo entertainment, a noble but unsuccessful experiment. A year ago, the idea of Train as rodeo entertainment would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Friday Night: John Legend At Reliant Stadium

    John Legend RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 2, 2012 With a soft smile, seducing glare, and smooth voice, John Legend hit the Rodeo Friday night with his brand of neo-soul, hip-hop and R&B for HLSR's Annual Black Heritage Day. The Springfield, Ohio native, nee John Roger Stephens, looked very co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Comment of the Day: A Steeler Fan Reacts

    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    NHL Hockey in Reliant Stadium? In September?

    Hockey in Reliant Stadium? In September? A disaster in the making?​The word on the street yesterday was that the NHL is coming to Houston. Not to play real hockey, of course. And not for the season. But just for a preseason game. At Reliant Stadium. In September. I like hockey. I wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Dear Paul McCartney: Please Come Play Houston

    connect.in.com​Dear Paul McCartney, Hi. This is Craig Hlavaty and I write about the musics for the Houston Press Rocks Off blog here in the Bayou City. Lately I have been seeing on Twitter and the greater Internet that you are slowly piecing together a concert tour of baseball stadiums. Which ... More >>

  • News

    March 24, 2011

    True Grit

    The Houston Rodeo's cowboys and cowgirls hang tough and keep on riding.

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    March 14, 2011

    Last Night: Go Tejano Day At RodeoHouston

    Photos by Marco TorresLa Leyenda​Go Tejano Day feat. La Leyenda, La Arrolladora Banda El Limon, Mariachi Invitational Finalists Reliant Stadium March 13, 2011 Tejano is dead, at least at RodeoHouston. Gone are the days of Selena, La Mafia, and David Lee Garza, who are now replaced with conju ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Last Night: Martina McBride At RodeoHouston

    Photos by Marco Torres​Martina McBride Reliant Stadium March 9, 2011 Ain't no use in complaining, when you've got a job to do. With SXSW bearing down on us like a freight train and the Rodeo squeezing us like a vise, Aftermath basically wants to kill everyone but our cat right now. Then when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    The Final Four Is Coming to Town

    John RoyalThe NCAA is coming to town​The NCAA Final Four is coming to town in April. So get ready for the hype. Get ready for the out-of-towners bitching about what a crappy city Houston is. Get ready for complaints from people having to stay in hotels out in The Woodlands. And get ready f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    World Air Hockey Championships In Town This Weekend

    Houston is, in many ways, an epicenter for air hockey, the bar staple. Students at UH took to the game in the early `70s and the town has never looked back, launching several world champions.You can watch the top players in the world in action this weekend at Reliant Stadium, where 70,000 crazed fan ... More >>

  • Music

    December 31, 2009

    Live with Me

    The best Houston concerts of 2009: U2, George Strait, Kid Cudi, Jandek, Peaches and even T-Pain.

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    October 15, 2009

    Aftermath: U2 at Reliant Stadium - One Love, We Get to Share It

    Photos by Groovehouse/ Click here for a slideshow​A day or two before U2 (and love) came to town, a friend emailed us a joke. At least we think it's a joke. It really doesn't have anything to do with U2, except that it has everything to do with U2. "I was so depressed last night thinking about the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    The Major League Soccer All-Star Game Gets The Biggest Houston Stage, But Who's Going To Be On It?

    ​When Major League Soccer announced late July that the 2010 All-Star game would be played in Houston, there was much speculation as to where the event would be held. The Houston Dynamo currently call Robertson Stadium home, but Reliant Stadium is just so much prettier.The Dynamo front office hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Behind The Scenes At The Circus Whether PETA Likes It Or Not

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttIt's  circus time in Houston! A joyous time of annoying protests from PETA and magic for boys and girls of all ages!!Take a look behind the scenes as they set up the ring at Reliant Stadium in this slideshow. And then: Kids, get your cotton candy!! PETA people, get yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    U2 Ticket Presale Going On Now

    The back cover of U2's latest album, No Line on the Horizon.If you want to make sure you get tickets to U2's 360 Tour stop at Reliant Stadium October 14, your best shot is to sign up at www.reliantpark.com for the presale going on from now until 5 p.m. Thursday. Once you're registered, you'll ... More >>

  • News

    April 9, 2009

    The Big Show

    WrestleMania XXV brings out 72,000 fans and Mickey Rourke.

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    April 6, 2009

    Wrestling: Hot Sweaty Guys With Mullets

    Photos by Daniel Kramer They rassled last night. At that there Reliant Stadium. People waved big belts and jumped from things. We'll have a full slideshow of all the excitement up soon, but til then here's a couple of shots to whet your appetite.

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    March 23, 2009

    Aftermath: ZZ Top at RodeoHouston

    Mark. C. Austin/ Click here for a slideshowAftermath can not begin to tell you how much of a beacon ZZ Top was for him over the past few days. The lil' ol' band from Texas' RodeoHouston finale may not have had anything to do with SXSW per se, but knowing the first thing he woul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    What Are Houston Twitterers Doing For the Rodeo?

    We don't know if you're heard, but there's something going on over at Reliant Stadium called the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. We sent the call out over Twitter for Houston folks to tell us their plans, and they did. Y'all are cooperative that way. Houston Press comments are in parentheses. txky ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Ten Ways To Stay a Texans Fan Despite the Economy (and the Price Gouging)

    Despite the fact that the Houston Texans have yet to field a winning team after seven seasons, or come close to sniffing the playoffs, and despite their inability to make a significant free agent acquisition, and despite just general incompetence on the field and in the front office, the Houston Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Ten Ways To Stay a Texans Fan Despite the Economy (and the Price Gouging)

    Despite the fact that the Houston Texans have yet to field a winning team after seven seasons, or come close to sniffing the playoffs, and despite their inability to make a significant free agent acquisition, and despite just general incompetence on the field and in the front office, the Houston Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008
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    September 19, 2008
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    September 4, 2008

    Houston Texans Pancakes & Pigskins Rookie Breakfast

    Football fans enjoy a little elbow-rubbing with the team’s newest players

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    July 3, 2008

    Free Kick Masters 2008

    It’s a soccer showdown worth $1.5 million

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    August 30, 2007

    23rd Annual Labor Day Classic

    T.S.U. vs. Prairie View, in a fight to the death (almost)

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2007
  • Culture

    July 20, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Calendar

    February 2, 2006
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    April 28, 2005

    Ballsy Bikers

    Supercross riders crash 'n' burn for your pleasure at Reliant Stadium

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    July 3, 2003

    We're Gonna Get You, Soccer!

    If they want a team, Houstonians have got to represent

  • Music

    March 6, 2003

    Apocalypse Cow

    Finding the press box at Reliant Stadium proves to be a journey into the heart of darkness

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