Thinking about catching a live game at NRG to watch the Houston Texans play this season? If so, we have some useful information so you'll have an idea of how much money to allocate for game day. We researched the cost of tickets, parking, and concessions and found the amount that the average Texans fan spends at a home game. We've also broken down the price ranges for these three game day necessities so you can customize your own experience to suit your budget.
Tickets aren't that expensive
The average price that a Texans fan spends on a single ticket for a home game is $85. This is actually reasonable when compared with some of the other teams' ticket prices in the NFL. If this is a little more than you want to spend on a ticket, there are some cheaper options that start at just $45 per ticket. If you're a big spender and you want to maximize your experience, you could spend up to $460 for a premium seat, but the average fan doesn't usually spend that much. If you're not sure about which ticket to purchase, it's a good idea to go online and check out the seating at NRG stadium with the corresponding prices so you get the seat that gives you the best possible view. It's a good idea to buy your tickets well in advance of the game to make sure that you get the seat that you want. If you're really into tailgating there is a special parking lot that is reserved especially for fans who want to gather together and prepare tasty game day treats to eat in the parking lot. The cost to park in this area on game day is just $22. It's a great way to save money on food and beverages, but you won't be allowed to take food and drinks into the game with you.
The cost of parking is fairly reasonable
After purchasing tickets, the next expense for game day is parking. The most convenient place to park is in the stadium. This puts you at the stadium so you won't have a long walk back to the car. The cost of parking in the stadium is between $30 and $75 with the average cost at $50. There are other places you can park if you want to save money. In general, the further the lot is from the game the less expensive. If you don't mind walking for approximately 13 minutes to get there, lots a little under a half mile from the stadium cost $21. Those that are a little closer are $41 with N. Stadium Drive Valet lot parking $34.
The price of concessions isn't that bad either
There are several stadiums in the NFL that are cutting attendees some slack by lowering prices on certain concession items. This is good news for every attendee that is hoping to keep the costs down. At NRG for the 2018-19 season, you can get a 12-ounce bottle of water for just $2 and a 12-ounce domestic draft beer costs just $5 which is a lot cheaper than at most stadiums, including those that have lowered their concessions prices already. Fans can also buy a combo meal that includes a hot dog, nachos or a popcorn and a coke for $5.
What is the average cost to attend a Houston Texans game?
Including the cost of a ticket, parking and two beers and a combo meal, the average fan will spend a total of $150. This is just a figure that shows on average what is spent. Some will spend much more and others will spend far less. It's possible to have a great time at the game for as low as $55 if you go with the least expensive ticket, split the cost of a tailgating spot with a buddy and eat your own food in the tailgating section. Now that you know the costs of tickets, parking, and concessions you should have no trouble putting together your own customized package that fits in with a budget if this is a concern. Attending a Houston Texans game at NRG stadium can be very inexpensive. It's a day that you will remember for a long time and once you've done it, you'll want to keep going back for more of the live fun and excitement.
Written by Garrett Parker
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