Before a Texans player even steps foot on the Houston Methodist Training Center practice field on Sunday, he may have been taped with one of 7,648 rolls of sports tape.
He is probably also sipping from one of 47,328 bottles of Gatorade that sit inside NRG Stadium.
Preparing for training camp falls on the shoulders of many, from equipment staff to marketing to interns and more. Each summer, an additional 70 employees are hired to help make camp run smoothly for the nearly 100 players and over 4,000 fans who pass through the gates each day.
After taking a quick poll from various departments, we uncovered some fascinating numbers of what it takes to kick off the 2016 Houston Texans Training Camp.
-Media credentials issued by PR staff to cover camp: 232
-Texans staff credentials issued to attend and work at camp: 357
-Number of 24-ounce water bottles consumed by players every week: 3,072
-Bottles of water for everyone else: 3,600
-Number of Gatorade bottles consumed in the first six weeks that players return: 47,328
-Playbook binders assembled by football operations interns: 125
-Number of fan giveaways ordered: 4,600
-The number of hours Texans Radio is on the air (not including game days): 44
-Number of practices open to fans: 6
-Estimated attendance during an open practice: 4,000 fans
-Time to sell out training camp tickets on HoustonTexans.com: 3 minutes
-Sharpies ordered for players to sign autographs: 936
-Number of zip ties used to hang signs around training camp: 3,500
-Towels for wiping up sweat, messes, and more sweat: 600
-Amount of ice ordered: 4,000 pounds
The Houston Texans 2016 training camp begins Sunday, July 31 at the Houston Methodist Training Center.