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NRG Pkwy, Houston, TX 77054 US

NRG Stadium

Capacity: 72,220

Home Teams: Houston Texans (NFL)

NRG Stadium Events

NRG Stadium opened in 2002 as the new home of the Houston Texans, an expansion franchise that joined the NFL in 1999. At the time, NRG Stadium was the first NFL venue to feature a retractable roof, setting a trend that has now been replicated widely across the league. The building’s design has been praised for its feeling of airy openness due to the fabric construction of the roof and the expansive sections of glass that offer great views from the concourses and make the stadium glow at night when viewed from outside. While Texans fans didn’t have much to cheer about for the team’s first decade in NRG Stadium, they have watched their team grow into a regular playoff contender in the time since (still waitin’ for that first Super Bowl appearance though!). NRG Stadium has hosted the big dance twice: Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004 (yep, the one with that Janet Jackson halftime show…) and Super Bowl LI in 2017. As well as regular season and playoff Texans home games, NRG Stadium features high school and NCAA college football games, rodeos (including the world famous Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo from late February to mid-March, which features nightly concerts in NRG Stadium), concerts, and international soccer matches (including home games for the USA but also occasionally Mexico, due to Texas’s proximity to the border and large Mexican immigrant population). The venue will also host several matches during the 2026 FIFA World Cup. If you show up hungry to NRG Stadium, you won’t have far to go to find plenty of hearty snacks, with everything from juicy grilled steaks to TexMex to huge donuts on the menu (plus margaritas and craft beer). Team and event merchandise can be found on sale at numerous kiosks and shops in and around the stadium.

NRG Stadium Seating Chart

NRG Stadium is a sizable venue that offers many different seating options to its visitors. There is extensive premium seating in the form of club seats and luxury suites, along with several VIP lounges and bars. The rest of the stadium contains plentiful general seating, with seats to suit every preference and budget (from mid-range to cheaper prices). Fans looking for a memorably raucous experience should aim for tickets in the Bull Pen behind the north endzone, where fans tend to stand throughout the game, belting out songs and group chants to spur their team onto victory. All seats provide excellent views of the action, no matter their location. Visit TicketX to check which tickets are available for games or events at NRG Stadium and use our handy seating chart to compare different seating options.

Getting to NRG Stadium (Transportation and Parking)

Visitors can access NRG Stadium via public transportation or driving their own vehicle.

Getting to NRG Stadium via public transportation

The Houston Metro with its buses and MetroLink trains is your best option for reaching NRG Stadium using public transportation. Visit NRG Stadium’s official website for full details, including route maps. Taxis or rideshares are another way to travel to the venue.

Getting to NRG Stadium by car

You can drive your own vehicle to NRG Stadium, but be aware that Houston’s legendary traffic can get even heavier near the stadium on days with big games or events. Budget lots of time to avoid disappointment. NRG Stadium’s official website has excellent maps and driving directions.

Does NRG Stadium have on-site parking?

Yes, there is plenty of parking available at NRG Stadium in the large parking lots that surround the venue. Parking passes are best purchased in advance. Visit NRG Stadium’s official website for detailed parking maps and instructions on how to book a prepaid parking spot.

How much does NRG Stadium parking cost?

Parking at NRG Stadium starts at $20 but goes up during big games and events. Visitors are advised to reserve prepaid parking spots in advance. Check NRG Stadium’s official website for more information on the cheapest parking rates.