Reliant Park will soon be called NRG Park and Reliant Stadium NRG Stadium, after NRG Energy, the parent company of one of the largest electric retailers in the Houston area.
County sources say NRG, which acquired Reliant's retail operations in 2009, is planning a rebranding effort that will involve swapping out every sign bearing the Reliant name.
This news comes as no surprise, as it's been rumored and considered the eventual result since NRG bought Reliant a few years ago. Texans fans fortunate enough to have visited Reliant Stadium before 2009 and again in recent seasons may have noticed that the font and lettering on the signs at Reliant had changed to align more closely with NRG's logo. Now the final domino will fall.
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