HOUSTON -- The retractable roof at Reliant Stadium has been repaired -- five months after Hurricane Ike ripped holes in one of Houston's signature structures.
Reliant Park general manager Mark Miller today said the five
bow-tie shaped fabric panels destroyed in the storm have been
Miller says all that's left for workers to do is plug water
leaks at the venue, which is home to the NFL's Houston Texans.
Miller says the project will be done by next week, in plenty of
time for the stadium's biggest event. The Houston Livestock Show
and Rodeo runs March 3-22.
Ike roared ashore Sept. 13, with sustained winds of 110 mph.
The Reliant Stadium roof cost $4 million to fix -- part of a $10
million price tag on all the stadium repairs. The repairs were
financed by insurance, plus Harris County and federal funds.
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