HOUSTON - Texans fans who are in need of a football fix are invited to come out to the 2012 Houston Texans Draft Party presented by Miller Lite on Thursday, April 26, in the Verizon East Club at Reliant Stadium. The party begins at 6 p.m. CDT and the 2012 NFL Draft begins at 7:00 p.m.
The Draft Party is free but requires a ticket, which can be downloaded from HoustonTexans.com by the general public beginning Thursday, April 5. Beginning today, Texans' season ticket holders will have an exclusive opportunity to download tickets. Parking at the Draft Party is free as well and will be located in the Blue Lot on the south end of Reliant Stadium.
NFL Network's draft coverage will be shown on the HD televisions throughout the Verizon East and West Clubs. Fans will also be able to venture into the seating bowl to watch the NFL draft on the large video boards inside the stadium.
If live and local analysis is more your style, you can check out SportsRadio 610's live broadcast and get in-depth insight and your questions answered by the Voice of the Texans Marc Vandermeer! After Houston makes its first-round pick, Texans fans will hear from the team's newest addition first exclusively on SportsRadio 610.
Houston Texans players and Texans Ambassadors will be on hand to sign autographs throughout the evening; and while fans can't pick the players for their teams, the Texans do want the fans' help in making another vital roster decision - the Houston Texans Cheerleaders!
All of the finalists for the 2012 Houston Texans Cheerleaders squad will be at the event and will be mingling with the crowd. Fans will be able to submit their choices as to who they think should make the squad by texting their votes to 88222 throughout the event. They can also cast their votes at one of the Verizon locations at the event or vote online at HoustonTexans.com from home.
Young fans can play in the TORO's Kids Club Kids Zone presented by Kroger, which will feature interactive games, a balloon artist and appearances by TORO and the Bull Pen Pep Band. Grown-ups who are still kids at heart can entertain themselves with Golden Tee, air hockey and pool tables and more.