NRG Stadium, formerly known as Reliant Stadium, is home to the Houston Texans.
But unlike the other team from Texas, the average prices for a day at the Texans stadium are just that - average.
So maybe it shouldn’t come as a surprise that, while face value prices for tickets for Texans home games were around league average…
The average cost on the secondary ticket market before the start of the 2016 season was $28 (17%) higher than the norm.
(Data source: SeatGeek)
You didn’t really think it would be that easy, did you? After all, this is 2017, and this is the NFL. But you can save yourself some cash if you know where to look…
The cheap seats. Newsflash: the cheap seats are cheaper. And Mariah Carey needs miming lessons. But in the case of the Texans stadium, they’re really cheap.
For most successful teams, the average cheap seat price is normally 60%-70% of the average overall price of tickets on the secondary market for that team. For the Texans though that’s hardly the case, at least for the past two seasons. While the average cheap seat cost for their last two home openers was $132.86 (70%) & $141.57 (71%), respectively, the Houston Texans ticket prices for the following two home games each year was a different story, however. In 2015, that figure was $87 (47%).
The 2016 season? The average cheapie for the week 2 game vs. the Chiefs went for $62 (53%), and the week 4 contest was $64 (41%).
|Sidebar: The cheap seat designation refers to the lowest price available per seat for a particular game at a particular time (minimum purchase of two, standing room only excluded).|
The stadium food. Most stadium food is well, stadium food, and it’s usually anything but cheap. But not only has the fare at NRG Stadium has gotten good reviews (#5 on Esquire.com in 2010, “A” grade from Bleacher Report in 2012), the prices are reasonable as well. Take the brisket sandwich at Killen’s BBQ, for instance. At 8 bucks, it’s half the cost of the Lobel’s prime rib sandwich at MetLife Stadium.
Then there’s the “value items” that most NFL stadiums don’t offer…
Lucky’s Pub. Lots of big TV screens, $8.95 Pulled Pork Sandwiches & Fish Tacos, free parking and shuttle ride to NRG Stadium makes this place an absolute must for those on a budget.
Parking. The face value cost of an NRG Stadium parking pass ($35) is less than half that for AT&T Stadium, but that doesn’t mean you should grab one at the first opportunity. Besides, you can easily pay double that amount if you buy from an online ticket broker. If you’re not dead set on tailgating in the shadow of the stadium, there are much, much cheaper options:
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