That's because Reliant and NRG Energy, Reliant's parent company, has received authorization from the Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation to rename Reliant Park and its related facilities.
Reliant Stadium will now become NRG Stadium and Reliant Park will be NRG Park. NRG Spokeswoman Shabina Zakaria says the signs will be changed over the summer in time for the start of the new Texans season.
NRG issued the following statement:
"We are pleased that the Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation (HCSCC) has voted to authorize the rebranding of Reliant Park and its related facilities*, including Reliant Stadium, to NRG Park and NRG Stadium, respectively. As the second largest generator in Texas since 2006 and Reliant's parent company for nearly five years, NRG Energy, Inc. is no newcomer to Houston. NRG is a Fortune 500 company with dual headquarters in Houston, Texas, and Princeton, New Jersey, and is a pioneer in developing cleaner, smarter energy choices for its customers. We look forward to continuing our support of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Houston Texans and all of the park's events and activities.
Earlier this month, NRG said after the name change, it will introduce a number of green and renewable energy products to the stadium. Possibilities include solar panels, electric vehicle charging stations and LED lighting.
NRG already has similar products installed in five other NFL stadiums. With its headquarters in Houston, this isn't a far stretch.
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