When Houston Texans fans return to Reliant Stadium in August for preseason action against the Minnesota Vikings, they will be looking at two brand-new video boards in the stadium, each 277 feet wide and 52 feet tall.
Reliant Stadium will now have the largest in-stadium HD video displays in the world, which will make the stadium and Houston itself even better candidates to host the Super Bowl in 2017.
On Monday afternoon, Texans team president Jamey Rootes held a press conference on the west club level of the stadium to remark on the new boards, which are still being installed. He said the project is within budget and on time for the August debut.
The screens will provide a massive canvas for scores, fantasy football stats, advertising and, of course, field action. The boards will also be HD; the current ones are standard-definition.
Mitsubishi Electric is the firm working on these new boards, and has also done work at Yankee Stadium, Lambeau Field and Fenway Park.
RodeoHouston will of course also be using the video boards for their presentations.
By comparison, the old boards were 96 feet wide by 27 feet tall. The video presentations being shown on stadium monitors were vibrant and clear, and are sure to be stunning additions to the coming season.
Rootes added that the boards are something fans had been demanding for some time, and can only increase the excitement around the Texans' season.
In other Texans news, players returned today to Reliant for voluntary offseason conditioning programs, with OTAs starting on May 20.