Texans fans prove they're still behind our team
If you are looking for tickets to Saturday’s playoff game at Reliant Stadium between the Texans and Cincinnati Bengals, there is good news and bad news. The good news is that despite a few losses, fans are still clamoring for tickets to see their favorite team.
The bad news is that they might be few and far between because according to Texans officials, 99% of the tickets sold out this morning in a matter of minutes.
Only about 1,500 tickets went on sale this morning at 10 o'clock. The team says you could only purchase them through Ticketmaster. Prices for individual tickets range from $45 to $140. A small price to pay for fans who haven't given up on the team despite their recent struggles.
“I like our chances at home,” one fan told our television partner, Local 2.
“I’m behind them 100% no matter what,” said another fan.
There could be other tickets that come available through secondary markets. However, fans could pay much higher prices to get those tickets. But if you think that higher price tag will discourage Texans fans, you are wrong.
“The highest I’d pay would be $1,000. Because if they win, it would be worth it,” one fan said.
While fans try to figure out how to get into Reliant Stadium on Saturday, the team continues to get ready for the matchup with Cincinnati. And the message was the same for every player including Matt Schaub yesterday; the team isn't concentrating on the past, just on what's ahead of them.
“You win and you keep going. We just have to take each week and figure out what it takes to be successful against the team we’re playing. You have to put everything behind you. What’s done is done,” Schaub said.
A month ago the Texans looked like a lock to have home field advantage throughout the playoffs. But after starting the season with an 11-1 record, the club lost three of their last four regular season games, and are only guaranteed one home game in the playoffs. Wide receiver Andre Johnson says it doesn’t make any sense to talk about what’s happened in the past.
“Everything you’ve done up to this point doesn’t matter. It only matters what you do now,” Johnson said.
Kickoff on Saturday is at 3:30.
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