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HOUSTON The Houston Texans have annoucned their ticket prices for the 2013 season. The Texans average general ticket price next season will be $86.39 per ticket, which is up 9.8 percent from $78.66 in 2012.

It is anticipated that the Texans will once again be in the middle third of the NFL in ticket prices. Houston s average ticket price in 2012 ranked 15th in the NFL and was lower than seven other playoff teams.

Once again last season, Texans season ticket holders received the first opportunity to purchase playoff tickets, and season ticket holders accounted for more than 98 percent of the tickets sold to the general public for the Texans Wild Card Playoff game against Cincinnati on January 5. Additionally, all payments made for a potential AFC Championship Game will be applied to 2013 season ticket payments. The remaining balance will be prorated over four payments.

The Texans defeated Cincinnati 19-13 in the AFC Wild Card Playoff before a record crowd of 71,738, marking the first time in Houston NFL history that a team won home playoff games in back-to-back seasons. The Texans 13 wins last season, including the playoffs, tied the record for the most in a season by a Houston NFL team. Under head coach Gary Kubiak, the Texans have posted a 22-10 record over the last two seasons, which is tied for the fifth-best mark in the NFL in that time.

In December, the Texans, along with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation, announced plans to install new high-definition video boards in Reliant Stadium prior to the 2013 NFL season. The video boards, which will cost an estimated $16.5 million, will be the largest in-stadium display in the world and will be 25 percent larger than the next-largest video screens in the NFL.

The Texans gameday experience is consistently rated among the best in pro sports, from tailgating through the final whistle and everything in between. Reliant Stadium has also developed a reputation as one of the most difficult stadiums for visiting teams in the NFL, and Texans fans are a major reason, said John Schriever, Texans Vice President of Ticketing and Event Services. Our fans give us a tremendous home field advantage, and we want to continue to make Texans games accessible to all fans. This pricing structure will allow us to continue to remain competitive on the field and deliver an even more compelling fan experience.

The Houston Texans have sold out 112 consecutive games at Reliant Stadium, a Houston NFL record; and their 11 consecutive sold-out seasons represent the longest sellout streak of any professional sports team in Houston history.

Houston s 2013 home schedule includes several marquee opponents, including rematches with the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos, both of whom Houston faced on the road in 2012. The Texans will host two other 2012 playoff participants in Seattle and Indianapolis, along with division rivals Jacksonville and Tennessee. Houston s home slate is rounded out by a pair of familiar foes: the Oakland Raiders, who the Texans have faced six times in the last seven years, and St. Louis.

Reliant Stadium has been consistently recognized for having the best tailgating atmosphere in the NFL; and global customer satisfaction and market research firm J.D. Power and Associates recognized the Houston Texans for providing the best game-day fan experience in the League last year.

The Texans are currently accepting applications for the 2013 season ticket priority wait list, which currently has more than 19,000 members. To join the Houston Texans priority wait list, call 866-GOTEXANS or click here.

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