Learning Excursion | Thursday, Oct. 26 from 2:15 - 5 pm
Visit one of Houston’s unique pieces of real estate
NRG Park is spread over 350 acres and is home to the NFL’s Houston Texans, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Super Bowl VIII and LI, NCAA March Madness Final Four in 2011 and 2016 as well as other events including the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker Market and the Houston Auto Show.
In addition to providing 26,000 parking spaces, NRG Park consists of four major facilities: NRG Stadium, NRG Center, NRG Arena and NRG Astrodome. Known locally as “The Dome” and “Eighth Wonder of the World,” NRG Astrodome debuted in 1965 and was the world’s first dome stadium.
Today, the future of the dome is uncertain, and we are fortunate that its most influential advocate, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, will join us to discuss the future of The Dome and the importance of NRG Park to Houston’s economy.
The impact of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (HLSR) is as big as Texas. The world’s largest livestock show and most innovative rodeo, the Show annually attracts approximately 2.5 million people from around the world and commits more than $7.6 million to young Texans in awards and scholarships. Joel Cowley, HLSR President & CEO, will share more information about the show and its impact. The excursion will include a tour of the NRG Stadium.
Ed Emmett, Harris County Judge
Joel Cowley, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
Optional event, not included with a convention registration. Preregistration required by Sept. 15.