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  • Fri., Jun. 05, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Tue., Jun. 16, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre, 12848 Queensbury Ln. Ste 208, Houston, TX 77024 (I-10 & Beltway 8), as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Sat., Jun. 20, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT First Down Dads Field Day pres. by ARAMARK

    Bring your kids out to the Houston Texans First Down Dads Field Day presented by ARAMARK on Saturday, June 20 inside the Houston Methodist Training Center from 10am to noon.  Houston Texans coaches, Ambassadors and Cheerleaders in attendance.  This event is filling up fast and will sellout, so register today! 

    Register - http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/first-down-dads.html

  • Mon., Jun. 22, 2015 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Youth Football Camps presented by Under Armour Registration is now open for the Houston Texans Youth Football Camps presented by Under Armour, taking place June 22-26! These camps provide a great opportunity for kids ages 8-14 to learn about the game and play in a fun, safe environment. Both tackle and flag camps are available and camp participants can also enjoy visits from Texans players, Ambassadors, and Cheerleaders!

    Youth Football Camps pres. by Under Armour
    June 22 - 26
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Houston Methodist Training Center
    8335 Lantern Point Drive
    Houston, TX 77054


    Registration for the week-long camp is $300 per child. Prices increase to $350 on April 15 and this event will sell out, so register your kids today at http://www.houstontexans.com/community/youthfootball.html!
  • Tue., Jun. 23, 2015 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Youth Football Camps presented by Under Armour Registration is now open for the Houston Texans Youth Football Camps presented by Under Armour, taking place June 22-26! These camps provide a great opportunity for kids ages 8-14 to learn about the game and play in a fun, safe environment. Both tackle and flag camps are available and camp participants can also enjoy visits from Texans players, Ambassadors, and Cheerleaders!

    Youth Football Camps pres. by Under Armour
    June 22 - 26
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Houston Methodist Training Center
    8335 Lantern Point Drive
    Houston, TX 77054


    Registration for the week-long camp is $300 per child. Prices increase to $350 on April 15 and this event will sell out, so register your kids today at http://www.houstontexans.com/community/youthfootball.html!
  • Wed., Jun. 24, 2015 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Youth Football Camps presented by Under Armour Registration is now open for the Houston Texans Youth Football Camps presented by Under Armour, taking place June 22-26! These camps provide a great opportunity for kids ages 8-14 to learn about the game and play in a fun, safe environment. Both tackle and flag camps are available and camp participants can also enjoy visits from Texans players, Ambassadors, and Cheerleaders!

    Youth Football Camps pres. by Under Armour
    June 22 - 26
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Houston Methodist Training Center
    8335 Lantern Point Drive
    Houston, TX 77054


    Registration for the week-long camp is $300 per child. Prices increase to $350 on April 15 and this event will sell out, so register your kids today at http://www.houstontexans.com/community/youthfootball.html!
  • Thu., Jun. 25, 2015 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Youth Football Camps presented by Under Armour Registration is now open for the Houston Texans Youth Football Camps presented by Under Armour, taking place June 22-26! These camps provide a great opportunity for kids ages 8-14 to learn about the game and play in a fun, safe environment. Both tackle and flag camps are available and camp participants can also enjoy visits from Texans players, Ambassadors, and Cheerleaders!

    Youth Football Camps pres. by Under Armour
    June 22 - 26
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Houston Methodist Training Center
    8335 Lantern Point Drive
    Houston, TX 77054


    Registration for the week-long camp is $300 per child. Prices increase to $350 on April 15 and this event will sell out, so register your kids today at http://www.houstontexans.com/community/youthfootball.html!
  • Thu., Jun. 25, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre (I-10 & Beltway 8) as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE from 6pm - 7pm with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Fri., Jun. 26, 2015 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Youth Football Camps presented by Under Armour Registration is now open for the Houston Texans Youth Football Camps presented by Under Armour, taking place June 22-26! These camps provide a great opportunity for kids ages 8-14 to learn about the game and play in a fun, safe environment. Both tackle and flag camps are available and camp participants can also enjoy visits from Texans players, Ambassadors, and Cheerleaders!

    Youth Football Camps pres. by Under Armour
    June 22 - 26
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Houston Methodist Training Center
    8335 Lantern Point Drive
    Houston, TX 77054


    Registration for the week-long camp is $300 per child. Prices increase to $350 on April 15 and this event will sell out, so register your kids today at http://www.houstontexans.com/community/youthfootball.html!
  • Fri., Jul. 10, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

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Traveling to a Texans road game? Here’s some common sense tips.

Stephanie Stradley (@StephStradley on Twitter) was voted Ultimate Texans Fan in 2006 and now writes a blog for the Houston Chronicle online. We asked her for her road game travel tips for Texans fans.

In 2012, a record number of Texans fans went on road trips. In 2013, this number is likely to increase with many fans who have never been to a road game.

The following are common sense tips that I’ve assembled based on the experiences of fans who’ve travelled with the team since the beginning of the franchise. This isn’t intended to alarm, but rather help you have the best experience you can on the road:

Be careful with alcohol consumption: Over-drinking is never a good idea, but it is a particularly bad idea when traveling to a road game.  You already know this but this is a minor reminder, particularly if you are doing many pre-game activities. The few bad reports I’ve heard of Texans fans on the road have involved too much alcohol.

Be cool: One of the top priorities of the NFL is to improve the game day experience, and part of that is zero tolerance of bad fan behavior.  If there are fights among fans, no matter who is originally at fault, the usher or security guard often gets rid of the road fan.  You usually do fine on the road if you aren’t obnoxious or intoxicated.

You are an uninvited guest: Be the opposing fan that you would be ok sitting next to at NRG Stadium. If the people around you are sitting, you sit.  Do not over-celebrate because that is certain to make angry fans angrier. Be a gracious winner. Don’t give nearby fans an excuse to complain about you.

The most helpful tip? Introduce yourself to opposing fans around you before the game.  Be friendly with the usher. It is hard to be mean to someone if they’ve tried to be friendly to you. Most importantly, the nearby fans you try to make friends with will often vouch for you to security if for some reason there’s trouble. Sometimes they will help insure other nearby fans who haven’t met you not to be rude to you.

Be careful with trash talk: Opposing fans may talk trash to you. Take it. Laugh at it. Do not step over the line with a response because you don’t want security to eject you. In addition, since you don’t know these people, you have no idea how much alcohol they have consumed, or how they would respond to what you think is good-natured ribbing.

Have your ticket on you at all times: You may find ushers and security will not let you back to your seat without it. If anyone complains about you, the first thing security will ask is to see your ticket.

And now for the fun tips. 

Traveling Texans fans typically wear Battle Red on the road to stand out to each other and for the team to see them. In 2013, however, the Texans are playing a lot of red-based teams, so against the 49ers, Cardinals and Chiefs, you should wear your Deep Steel Blue jerseys.

A group of fans aptly known as “Traveling Texans” has put together a Facebook page to help plan trips and to say where people are going. Many of the fans who put this page together have been to many road trips, and they want to make it a more the merrier experience.

The Traveling Texans Facebook page will have an event page for each road trip meetup. Road trip events with other fans can be very fun. Be sure to print extra copies of the event page before you leave home because you will be certain to see other Texans fans on the airplane or around town who may not know where the meet ups are going to be. It’s amazing the number of friendships have been created through fans meeting on road trips. It is similar to the friendships made through tailgating.

Texans fans are creating their own fan history and culture from scratch, and I’ve heard reports back from opposing team tailgates and bars about how friendly traveling Texans fans are. I love that. Texas has “Drive Friendly” on our highway signs; we might as well get a reputation of being “Fan Friendly” too.

I’ve always thought that Houston was the friendliest big city in America, and it has been great seeing our fans take that on the road.