Special festivities planned for Texans playoff game

January 5, 2012 9:36:00 AM PST
The Houston Texans play in the postseason for the first time in franchise history this Saturday, and there are special festivities in store for the fans who can be at Reliant for the game against Cincinnati.

Houston coaching legend Bum Phillips will lead the team out of the tunnel for introductions, serving as honorary team captain. Actor Dennis Quaid, a Houston native, will join the team captains for the coin toss.

Another Houston native, Grammy-award winning singer Yolanda Adams, will sing the National Anthem. And Texan Clay Walker will perform both at pregame and halftime. Before the game, the country superstar will break out a special playoff-inspired rendition of "Football Time in Houston."

There will be exclusive giveaways at every gate for all fans who make it out to the game and if your tickets are in sections 121-132, the team urges you to be in your seats by 3pm to take part in a card stunt that will spell out "Go Texans" across the East side lower level when the Texans take the field for introductions.

Some other notes about Saturday's game. Just like during the regular season, gates for all non-premium parking lots will open four hours before kickoff. With the game starting at 3:30pm, that means you'll be able to get in at 11:30am. All main stadium gates will open at 2pm. Because of security procedures at the gates, allow for an extra 15 minutes get into the stadium.