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Construction Update

Reliant Stadium is just a few months away from its debut. The team is slated to move into the stadium in late June.

All 1,096,200 square feet of the stadium's elevated deck has been poured. Meanwhile, almost 99 percent of the structural precast pieces are set. The mass excavation for the playing field began last week. The field itself is being grown in paved squares at the Turf Grass America nursery.

The north and south end zone box truss scoreboard primary structural steel has been erected, as have the scoreboard video matrix boards. Metal wall panel erection for all four quadrants is 95 percent complete. The east and south elevation exterior facade curtainwall is 99 percent complete.

The interior finishes and acoustical ceilings are on going at all levels and quadrants, as is work on elevators and escalators. Seating is currently being installed in the upper concourse of the north end zone and the west side. Club level and lower bowl seating is also ongoing.

The Reliant Boulevard and northwest parking lot site work has been completed. There are currently 1,250 workers on 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.

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