Thomas B. Shea
A new digital scoreboard is being added to Reliant Stadium for 2013 as Houston amps up its bid to host Super Bowl LI.
It won't rival the giant screen featured in the stadium up-state, but Reliant Stadium will have a new, enhanced scoreboard for the 2013 season as the Houston Texans' home stadium is being buffed up in an attempt to bid for another Super Bowl, reports the Houston Chronicle.
The state-of-the-art, high-definition screen will cost $10-30 million. Houston is expected to bid to host Super Bowl LI in 2017. Houston was announced as one of two finalists for the game and will compete with whichever market isn't awarded Super Bowl L between South Florida and San Francisco. That vote is expected to come in May. Texans owner Bob McNair said the team is the last in the league without a digital scoreboard.
Houston last hosted the Super Bowl in 2004, when the New England Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers. Reliant Stadium would be a 15-year-old facility by the time Super Bowl LI rolls around in 2017.