As work escalates on Reliant Stadium, so does our coverage. HoustonTexans.com will now post construction photos every month. Aerial shots are featured at the bottom of the page.
All 1,096,200 square feet of the stadium's elevated deck has been poured. Nearly 98 percent of the total concrete cubic yardage has also been poured. More than 95 percent (13,750) of the 14,500 projected tons of reinforcing steel tonnage is in place. Meanwhile, almost 99 percent of the structural precast pieces are set.
The north end zone box truss scoreboard primary structural steel is now being erected. The Quadrant C pedestrian ramp handrail erection and F/R/P curbs are ongoing. The barrel roof insulation and single-ply roofing is now complete.
The Birdair fabric installation for the east super truss and south end zone re-tractable tri-chord is ongoing. Metal wall paneling, metal sub-roofing and drywall is occurring in all four quadrants.
The interior finishes and acoustical ceilings have started in Quadrants A and D and the south end zone service level. Suite and club level interior finishes have started in Quadrants B and C.
You can't see it from your car as you drive by the stadium, but the layout and drilling for the bowl seating is now occurring in all four quadrants. The west side of the stadium has the most seats in place. Reliant Stadium will seat 69,500 for Texans games.
There are currently more than 1,200 workers and office employees on the site.
Right outside of the Reliant Stadium construction site on Fannin Street, progress is being made on the light rail system construction. The rail lines will be completed in May 2002 and the entire system is scheduled to be in operation in February 2004, just in time for Houston to host Super Bowl XXXVIII.