Texans fans prepare to fly to Foxborough for Sunday’s matchup

Texans fans prepare to fly to Foxborough for Sunday’s matchup

Credit: MICHELLE HOMER / KHOU.com

Reliant Stadium was rocking Saturday with a sellout crowd of loud and proud Texans fans. They played a key role from the opening drive to the last play of the game by sending the noise level off the charts. The fans left hoarse and happy after watching the Texans beat the Bengals 19-13.

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by Jeremy Desel / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on January 7, 2013 at 7:20 PM

 

HOUSTON -- Hundreds of Texans fans are burning up the Internet trying to find the best possible deals to get to Foxborough, Mass.

For many fans the conversations began even before it was official.

Even before the final gun Saturday, Wade Harrison's wheels were turning.

"About the fourth quarter when it looked like we were pretty much in control of the game we started kind of chit chatting about it," said Wade Harrison.

Once the first-round win was in the books, Harrison didn't waste any time and booked his trip on Sunday.

And he’s not the only one.

The phones were busy at Ticket Stop in West University on Monday, "OK. You’re looking to go up to New England," said one broker after answering the phone.

Online sites like StubHub! and other ticket brokers can get you into the game. There are thousands of seats out there, but they are not cheap.

"Basically getting in the door starts off about $200,” said a broker to a potential buyer. “Anything downstairs starts off at about $250-$300 dollars.

Sometimes airfare holds people back from traveling, but not this time.

"People are finding cheaper airfares because they are flying into Providence, as opposed to flying into Boston Logan because the stadium is kind of between the two cities," said ticket broker Jack Stopniki.

It was last year's experience, even with the second-round loss in Baltimore, that started a travelling Texans trend.

"Then it continued all season this year,” said Stopniki. “There were hundreds and hundreds of fans at every road game this year. Obviously now we are in the playoffs and it is the next level.

Wade Harrison almost went last year to Baltimore, but it would have cost him nearly $1,000. This year, he’s spending about $300.

"One way or the other, we are going to have a good time,” said Harrison. “Better if we win, but we will still have fun.

Looking down the road, if the Texans can beat the Patriots, their next game would likely be on the road in Denver. But, if the Baltimore Ravens knock off the Broncos, the game could be back in Houston.

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