Move Over ‘Jerryworld’ Houston Texans Announce Plan to Build Biggest NFL Videoboard
The Houston Texans unveiled plans earlier this week to begin construction on a new video board for Reliant Stadium. The Mitsubishi video screen at Reliant Stadium will measure 277 feet by 52 feet, or 14,549 sq. ft. By comparison Mr. Jones gigantic flat-screen measures a measly 160 feet by 72 feet, or 11,520 ft. The new screen down south in Houston, when completed, will be the second largest video board in existence. The video board at Charlotte Motor Speedway measures a staggering 16,000 sq ft.
The Texans reasoning for building the gigantic screen is they’re hopes to win the bid for the 2017 Superbowl. “An integral component is the Super Bowl bid,”said Houston Texans President Jamey Rootes. He added that offering a viewing experience like no other stadium could offer could be what gives Houston the edge in bidding for Football’s biggest game. “Their question is, ‘What is the experience going to be like? The game experience for the fans when they’re there for the Super Bowl?’ When you show that picture and it is the largest stadium installation, 25 percent larger than what they’ve seen before, you can’t help but think that will be exciting for the fans.”
No word yet on if the Texans new T.V will set off the same punting controversy as Jerryvision did in 2009 after a punt stuck the screen during a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans. It is guaranteed to make headlines however, especially if it gets the city of Houston a hosting gig for the Big Game.
The only question remaining is how will Jerry Jones respond. A 3-D video screen perhaps, where fans of the game can purchase glasses from vendors for the low price of $40 dollars. Maybe an IMAX experience. No I got it…. smellovision… now you can smell just how average Tony Romo and the Cowboys are from anywhere in the stadium!