Houston show closed Saturday for NFL game

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Saturday’s NFL playoff game between the Houston Texans and the Cincinnati Bengals will force a one-day suspension of the 56th annual Houston International Boat, Sport and Travel Show, the Gulf Coast’s largest outdoors-related consumer show, which runs Jan. 6-15 in the Reliant Center.

The show typically draws as many as 40,000 people on a Saturday, Ken Lovell, executive director of the Boating Trades Association of Metropolitan Houston, which organizes the event, told the Houston Chronicle.

“The parking situation would be just a total nightmare,” Lovell said.

Although boat show organizers would rather not have to lose one of their high-traffic days, “everybody’s pretty excited about the Texans being in the playoffs; it’s a great thing for Houston,” Lovell added.

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3 comments on “Houston show closed Saturday for NFL game

  1. Grandman

    Since the exhibitors contract for 10 full days of show, and now one of those days, especially one of the bigger day is closing. Will the exhibitors be reimbursed rent for show space for the one day ? It’s great the Texans are in the playoffs, but it’s a shame the Houston Boat show takes a hit.

  2. freedomsailor

    Typical of the NFL. This game date was just selected within the last few weeks when the game participants were selected. I suspect that the boat show date was decided upon a year or more ago.

    Oh well, big money trumps all…..

  3. notafootballfan

    Another reason to knock down that money pit (dome) and build a parking garage. It’s stupid that a complex this large can’t have two events concurrently. Sunday was my only day available to go.

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