Texans Expect To Play At Home Despite Damage To Stadium

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tuesday Sept 23, 2008
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Texans owner Bob McNair says he would be "shocked" if his team doesn't play its home opener at hurricane
damaged Reliant Stadium on Oct. 5.

The stadium's retractable roof lost five pieces in the storm and
officials said large pieces of debris had fallen into the stadium
during Hurricane Ike. The roof probably won't be fixed in time for
the game against Baltimore, but McNair said that game and the
remaining home games could be played with the roof open.

If he had to put a percentage on the chance the Texans will play
the Ravens at home, he said it would be in the high 90s. "I can't say with absolute certainty," he said. "But let's put it this way, I'd be shocked if we did not play there."

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