Texans Seeking Approval To Host Up To 15,000 At NRG Stadium For Oct. 4 Vikings Game


HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) -- The Texans are working with the city of Houston and Harris County officials to allow them to host up to 15,000 fans at NRG Stadium starting with the Minnesota Vikings game Oct. 4.

For the NFL season-opener, the Texans played in front of fans with the Chiefs hosting 15,895 fans at Arrowhead Stadium.

A Chiefs fan who was at the game has tested positive for the coronavirus, the team said Thursday.

Most NFL teams did not host fans in Week 1.

Only the Chiefs, Dolphins, Browns and Cowboys have announced plans to have fans at their stadiums to begin the season.

The Texans will play their home opener against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday without fans in attendance, but hope to change that for the next home game against the Vikings.

“We have implemented all of the rigorous protocols required by the National Football League to ensure the health and safety of our fans, our staff and our team,” the Texans said in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming our home-field advantage back to NRG Stadium and resuming our beloved Texans gameday traditions very soon. We live in the most diverse community in America and nothing brings us together like Houston Texans football.”