The Houston Texans

The Houston Texans were announced as the NFL’s 32nd franchise on Oct. 6, 1999 thanks to a city-wide effort spearheaded by local businessman and franchise founder and owner Robert C. McNair. The Texans have since evolved into Forbes Magazine’s 12th-most valuable professional sports franchise in the world with an estimated value of $1.45 billion and are annually among the Houston Chronicle’s Top 100 places to work in the city. The Houston Texans are the only expansion team to have won its first game, defeating Dallas 19-10 on Sept. 8, 2002 and have sold out every preseason, regular season and postseason game in franchise history. The Texans won AFC South division titles in 2011 and 2012. The organization has donated more than $23 million back to the community through the Houston Texans Foundation. NRG Stadium, the NFL’s first retractable-roof stadium, is the home of the Texans and the world’s largest indoor HD videoboards at more than 14,000 square feet apiece.
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