NRG Park complex. NRG Stadium is at center left; the Astrodome at center right; NRG Arena at lower right; NRG Center at top right; and training center at left.
This astronaut photograph highlights the NRG Park area of Houston’s “inner loop,” the part of the city located within
Interstate Highway 610
NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park and Astrodomain) is a complex in , USA, named after the energy company Houston, Texas . It is located on Kirby Drive at the South Loop West Freeway ( NRG Energy ). This complex of buildings encompasses 350 acres (1.4 km I-610 2) of land and consists of five venues: , Carruth Plaza , NRG Stadium , NRG Center and the NRG Arena . Astrodome
The complex hosts many sporting events and conventions each year, the largest of which are the
games, the Houston Texans , and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo . Grand Prix of Houston
The complex is served by the
, a Stadium Park / Astrodome station station on the Red Line of the light rail light rail system. It also includes one of the world's largest parking lots (holding 26,000 total) and sees nearly 750 events yearly. Until 2005, the lot also served as a parking lot for METRORail , which has since closed. Six Flags Astroworld
Photograph of a sign using previous name at the entrance to the NRG Park Complex
NRG Stadium, home to the
and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, was also the home of Houston Texans (held February 1, 2004), where the New England Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers 32-29 and where Super Bowl XXXVIII 's Janet Jackson took place. NRG Stadium hosted Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy on April 5, 2009 with a sellout attendance of 72,774 and a live gate of $6.9 million.
The stadium was the first NFL stadium with a retractable roof and natural grass. The stadium can be configured to utilize a 125,000-square-foot (11,600 m
2) space for general session, catered functions, exhibits, concerts, and much more. In addition, NRG Stadium offers four massive concourse levels for special events. The design of the stadium roof provides a very flexible rigging configuration for major audio and visual presentations. 200 suites complement NRG Stadium.