Alan Burge over at Examiner.com has a post up looking at an earlier Sports Business Journal article about the Texans adding some temporary suites at Reliant Stadium’s field level:â†µ
According to Muret, three of new temporary suites (which apparently will replace my favorite beer stand) contain four seats and are priced at $25,000 annually. “One unit has six seats and sells for $30,000 a season. Terms are six, eight or 10 years. A buffet meal served in a common area in back is included in the ticket package, but beer, wine and hard liquor cost extra,” says Muret.â†µ
The suites may be money makers but if you’ve seen them you probably agree that they’re not a good aesthetic fit in the stadium. They take away from the open feel of the field level concourse areas which was a trademark of Reliant Stadium.â†µ
As someone who is big on the fan experience, I can’t say I’m a fan of this move. However, considering the money at stake, it’s pretty understandable. Perhaps as a conciliatory gesture, they can get rid of the “It’s another Houston Texannnnnnssss…” “FIRST! DOWN!” chant?