The Reliant Arena
, formerly the "Astroarena
", is a 350,000 square feet (33,000 m²) sports center in Reliant Park
, in Houston
. It is one of the state's major arenas and convention centers
. Reliant became the home of the Houston Comets
for what proved to be their final season
. The team folded after failing to secure new ownership.
Reliant Arena consists of multiple rooms and divisions on two separate floors.
The main partition on the first floor is the "Arena Proper", a 24,000 gross square foot arena that seats up to 8,500 people. While dwarfed by the stadiums within the complex (the Reliant Astrodome
seats 60,000 and Reliant Stadium
seats 70,000) as well as other arenas in the city (the Toyota Center
seats 18,500, Robertson Stadium
seats 32,000, and Minute Maid Park
seats 42,000), it serves as an ideal location for events that cannot possibly fill such large arenas.
In addition to the Arena Proper, there are four exhibit halls within Reliant Arena. The largest hall is Exhibit Hall D, boasting of space. The second is Exhibit Hall A, which has of space. Exhibit Halls B and C each have of floor space as well.
The upper level maintains smaller meeting rooms and office space as well as the "Stockman's Club".
Construction of Reliant Arena
originated in the early 1970s and completed in 1974 adjacent to the Astrohall
. Although the Astrohall (renamed Reliant Hall temporarily) was its next door neighbor, it... Read More