Texans unveil giant HD video board at Reliant

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by Rucks Russell / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on August 14, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 14 at 9:47 PM

HOUSTON -- There’s a new view at Reliant Stadium that you won’t find anywhere else. Officials from the Houston Texans and the Houston Livestock and Rodeo unveiled two new state-of-the-art HD video scoreboards to the thrill of dozens of invited guests.

The video screens are 14,549 square feet and sit on opposite ends of the field. Including live action video, the displays will also showcase sponsors and highlight fantasy football statistics.

"Fans are demanding video board displays like this,” said Texans President James Rootes. “You see them in stadiums across the country. At this present time, this is the largest in a stadium environment in the world."

The displays are large enough to fit 320 JJ Watts across the screen or 280 life-sized horses.

"We're excited about utilizing this in the Rodeo as well as the Texans game,” said Joe Bruce Hancock, the General Manager of the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show. “I think it will be something they'll be able to interact with and see lots of things we haven't been able to."

The new video boards cost close to $16 million of taxpayer money to install, but Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said it was well worth the investment.

"The Super Bowl alone will attract revenue far in excess of that,” Emmett said. “We're talking about Final Fours. We're talking about all the other events that will come to the stadium where you get the best fan experience."

Now Reliant Stadium can truly be considered a unique one-of-a-kind entertainment venue.

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