The Houston Texans are installing some Texas-sized video boards at Reliant Stadium. In hopes of luring the 2017 Super Bowl back to Houston, the Texans began work Monday on constructing the largest video boards at any sporting venue in the world.
“This is going to be an important part of our presentation to the ownership,” team president Jamey Rootes said. “We think it will be a compelling selling point for our bid.”
As a point of reference, the Cowboys Stadium video boards measure at 72 feet high by 160 feet wide. The Texans’ boards will be 30 percent larger at 53 feet high and 277 feet wide.
Opened in 2002, Reliant Stadium’s original video boards were 2,592 square feet, the new boards will be 14,549 square feet.
“The NFL likes to play in the latest and greatest stadiums with the best technology and you’re not going to find a better video-related technology,” Rootes said. “I think we’ve got a lot of great advantages and this is one of the things we’ll be talking about.”
One key difference from Cowboys Stadium is that the Texans’ screens will not hang over the playing field and instead remain over each end zone.
According to the Associated Press, Houston will battle either San Francisco or Miami to host the 2017 Super Bowl. NFL owners are expected to choose the host city next month.