Name of Stadium: Reliant Stadium
Game Attended: versus Ravens in Fall of 2008
Worked a game at this stadium? Yes, PPK.
I believe this was my first solo work trip. I had been with the NFL for a little over a year at this point. When I arrived in Houston the night before the event, I took advantage of the nearby Galleria and went shopping. I had a great time and got some good deals, but when I left the mall I was all turned around and couldn't seem to find my rental car anywhere. I panicked a little, but then went about trying to retrace my steps and figure out where I had gone wrong. I must have done this for quite some time because there were less and less cars in the parking lot each time I tried a new exit to the parking garage. Good for narrowing down which one might be mine, but bad for being noticed by mall security. Oh, yes. Mall security came over to help me. I was that lost. Needless to say, we all had a good laugh and I eventually found the car. Thank goodness the rest of the trip went much more smoothly.
The stadium was very nice and fairly new, but had been recently beaten up a bit by some tornado like winds. The retractable roof took the brunt of the damage, but it wasn't noticeable on this gorgeous fall day.
|Outside of Reliant Stadium.|
|He is the one in the center with the cane.|
Unfortunately, I also didn't get very good pictures of the inside of the stadium either. I did take one of the PPK participants during their exhibition and another of the American flag and Texas flag that I thought was quite interesting. In the end, I wouldn't mind going back to this stadium as a fan to get a better feel for the environment. Maybe after I make it to all the other stadiums, I can loop back to this one for a better experience.
|I thought it was strange that both flags were the same size.|
|PPK participants lined up for pre-game exhibition. This is the best picture I have inside the stadium.|