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I won't need a hotel room, this will be part of our annual fall RV trip. Probably will camp at Stephen F Austin State Park.

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No rooms.. got it, Bob... noted.

 

Tour, my daughter is in event planning with Hilton hotel company I am thinking maybe of asking her if she can be involved in planning for the hotels for this. Since she lives in San Antonio I am thinking of asking her to do this plus come over and see me for this weekend so let me know if you think that's an idea to pursue. By this I mean planning for our entire group

 

Absolutely, Gip... The Downtown Houston Hilton Americas is awesome and their shuttle can likely be used. Also I believe the light-rail isn't too far away. But it is a "Hilton" so I'd be curious as to what she can do on price for a block of rooms.

 

I'll plow along in parallel for a bit and we'll see what develops.

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No rooms.. got it, Bob... noted.

 

 

Absolutely, Gip... The Downtown Houston Hilton Americas is awesome and their shuttle can likely be used. Also I believe the light-rail isn't too far away. But it is a "Hilton" so I'd be curious as to what she can do on price for a block of rooms.

 

I'll plow along in parallel for a bit and we'll see what develops.

Count me in on tickets and hotel room if we go that route. My wife says I can go ?

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No room for me either. I'll probably be 2-4 tickets.

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Me and my friend over here are considering making the trip over for this one, flights around £600 at the moment

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Updated per above three replies...

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No rooms.. got it, Bob... noted.

 

 

Absolutely, Gip... The Downtown Houston Hilton Americas is awesome and their shuttle can likely be used. Also I believe the light-rail isn't too far away. But it is a "Hilton" so I'd be curious as to what she can do on price for a block of rooms.

 

I'll plow along in parallel for a bit and we'll see what develops.

I can find out. I am sure downtown Hilton would be nice, but I don't know if the whole group would want to spend that kind of money.

They go for like $163.00 per night, upon checking. Not sure what a group rate would be.

That is usually about double what I like to spend per night on my travels. (but then, when I do road trip traveling I am just looking for a place to shit/shower/shave/shag and sleep. :o (and no shagging going to happen on this trip)

If I were to get a deal through the friends/family rate, that would just be for me.

 

So, the questions that we have to pose is:

A. How many rooms do we think we should get a block of reserved?

B. What kind of rate do people want to pay?

C. How many nights?

 

I would think, that for me and others, 3 nights....Friday/Saturday/Sunday would be the optimum.

 

If the Downtown area is a bit too rich to stay...what other area do you suggest that the group stay?

(other Hilton brands include Doubletree, Hampton, Embassy Suites, Homewood)

Somewhere near the stadium itself? Near to you...or to where Browns Backers events would take place?

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  • 04/24 - TICKET UPDATE:

    • Just received call basically there are no ticket blocks available for game only. The Texans hold back a few thousand seats per game for single game sales. When they go on sale online, they "last less than a minute" selling mostly in pairs.

  • There are, however, a couple packages available that do include group tickets. They are:

    • Churascos Club: Local eatery that caters a tailgate inside the Texans work out facility adjacent to NRG Stadium. Food and open bar included. On sale now for $235/person.

  • The Sideline Experience: Catered meal in private room inside the stadium. Escorted onto the field during player warm-ups. Reservation begin May 22. Cost is $325 per person.

Email with above details is probably in my inbox as I type this. I told sales rep, that I doubt there'd be a great deal of interest as many who are most likely to attend have other pre-game plans.

Personally at a game in Cleveland I could get down with the field thing, but in Houston? Not so much... besides the wife would probably "have to touch" JJ Watt and we'd get kicked out.

So unless I'm seriously mis-guaging y'all, it looks like we are down to resellers via brokerage sites as the route to tix. And since I've rarely seen "blocks" of more than 8 listed, seems pretty much like every man for himself.

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So, the questions that we have to pose is:

A. How many rooms do we think we should get a block of reserved?

B. What kind of rate do people want to pay?

C. How many nights?

 

I would think, that for me and others, 3 nights....Friday/Saturday/Sunday would be the optimum.

 

If the Downtown area is a bit too rich to stay...what other area do you suggest that the group stay?

(other Hilton brands include Doubletree, Hampton, Embassy Suites, Homewood)

Somewhere near the stadium itself? Near to you...or to where Browns Backers events would take place?

 

Right questions, but too early... just laying the groundwork...

 

Can your daughter just get a preliminary feel along the lines of: Min. number required for a "block deal"? If 10 rooms, then $140/night. If 20, then $xxx/night? In downtown you can also expect to pay for overnight parking, but often that's waved for a group.

 

Other areas would include NW as far as The Woodlands. Closer in, but the NW side is where the Space City Backers convene for games. I've yet to hear from them.

 

Near to me is about a 4 hour drive, but there is a Hilton... :)

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  • 04/24 - TICKET UPDATE:
    • Just received call basically there are no ticket blocks available for game only. The Texans hold back a few thousand seats per game for single game sales. When they go on sale online, they "last less than a minute" selling mostly in pairs.
    • There are, however, a couple packages available that do include group tickets. They are:
    • Churascos Club: Local eatery that caters a tailgate inside the Texans work out facility adjacent to NRG Stadium. Food and open bar included. On sale now for $235/person.
    • The Sideline Experience: Catered meal in private room inside the stadium. Escorted onto the field during player warm-ups. Reservation begin May 22. Cost is $325 per person.
  • Email with above details is probably in my inbox as I type this. I told sales rep, that I doubt there'd be a great deal of interest as many who are most likely to attend have other pre-game plans.
  • Personally at a game in Cleveland I could get down with the field thing, but in Houston? Not so much... besides the wife would probably "have to touch" JJ Watt and we'd get kicked out.
  • So unless I'm seriously mis-guaging y'all, it looks like we are down to resellers via brokerage sites as the route to tix. And since I've rarely seen "blocks" of more than 8 listed, seems pretty much like every man for himself.

No biggie. Let's just see if we can put on a tailgate. And by we, I mean you ;)

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    • besides the wife would probably "have to touch" JJ Watt and we'd get kicked out.

:lol::lol::lol:

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Can your daughter just get a preliminary feel :)

 

Please Tour, this is a family site. ;)

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Right questions, but too early... just laying the groundwork...

 

Can your daughter just get a preliminary feel along the lines of: Min. number required for a "block deal"? If 10 rooms, then $140/night. If 20, then $xxx/night? In downtown you can also expect to pay for overnight parking, but often that's waved for a group.

 

Other areas would include NW as far as The Woodlands. Closer in, but the NW side is where the Space City Backers convene for games. I've yet to hear from them.

 

Near to me is about a 4 hour drive, but there is a Hilton... :)

I have put the inquiry into her. I think the thing perhaps to do is to figure out an area where the activities will be. If you say Woodlands, or the Northwest Side, I can have her inquire. Just checking the map, I see that there is a Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton, and Homewood in the Woodlands.

But be more specific when talking about the "NW side". Is there a name of a town, or a neigborhood, or a street to look at?

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  • Churascos Club: Local eatery that caters a tailgate inside the Texans work out facility adjacent to NRG Stadium. Food and open bar included. On sale now for $235/person.

Paid $250 for just seats at last year's Cowboys game here in Cleveland.

If this includes food and drinks, parking and the ticket, it could be a deal to consider.

(or, did you say there was public transport to the game. Could be a factor in deciding where to choose a hotel)

 

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No biggie. Let's just see if we can put on a tailgate. And by we, I mean you ;)

 

That's a big, no, right there. For starters I'd need a tail gate... Hurricane Ike ate the last P/U I owned.

 

But I am sure I can find one... BrownsBackers... Friendly Texans-fans...

 

Please Tour, this is a family site. ;)

 

lmao... never crossed my mind, you dirty old man...

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I have put the inquiry into her. I think the thing perhaps to do is to figure out an area where the activities will be. If you say Woodlands, or the Northwest Side, I can have her inquire. Just checking the map, I see that there is a Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton, and Homewood in the Woodlands.

But be more specific when talking about the "NW side". Is there a name of a town, or a neigborhood, or a street to look at?

 

Will do... as soon as I know something.

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That's a big, no, right there. For starters I'd need a tail gate... Hurricane Ike ate the last P/U I owned.

 

But I am sure I can find one... BrownsBackers... Friendly Texans-fans...

 

 

lmao... never crossed my mind, you dirty old man...

Her boyfriend goes about 6'4 275 lbs.

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I am going. Getting in on group sales would be great. Our group has been invited to tailgate with the Bulls On McNee tailgaters. We hosted 35 of them when the Texans came to Cle 2 years ago. Just a FYI the game is on the 15th. Our plan is to fly out to HOU on the 13th and back to CLE on the 16th.

Tour....what about hooking up with this group?

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Tour....what about hooking up with this group?

They would be more than happy to host us all. Several members of this group are competition BBQ'ers so we could be in store for some good Texas BBQ.

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lmao... never crossed my mind, you dirty old man...

 

Hey I was the one leering in Spanish at the senorita on the metro in Barcelona. Guilty as xxx charged. :lol:

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Meanwhile back at the thread....

Heard back from the Pres of the SpaceCityBrownsBackers, Jay. Here's is what Jay had to say....

Hello,

Yes we are planning a "Browns Weekend" for the game vs the Texans.

  • "Official Browns Backer Hotel" - now that we know a date we just requested quotes from 2 hotels (that we pre-screened)
  • Backer Bash - Saturday night, Oct 14th, from 6 - 10pm near NRG Stadium
    • Pre-screened 3 clubs that we can now select from
    • 2 or more Browns Alumni in attendance
    • Raffle prizes
    • "Texas Themed" t-shirts for sale
  • Pre-game Tailgate
    • In process of selecting Tailgate Lot
    • $20 parking pass is req (Ticketmaster)
    • 2-meat BBQ lunch with all fixins available for purchase online @ $15.75
    • Kornhole
    • Face painting

Unfortunately we aren't able to offer group seating for the game. The Texans only offer group seating thru their Churasco Club plan @ $235 per person. The other alternative is to purchase tix on the secondary market. Some Texan season ticket holders have the Browns game tix on sale now but the Texans will release more tix toward the end of July. Acquiring a group of tix where we all sit in a "block" will be difficult but we hope to be able to recommend several sections where you could purchase tix and be seated among other randomly seated Browns fans.


Once we know the "Official Browns Backer" hotel we're going to launch our new website - est. April 28th.


Check www.houstonbrownsbackers.com for up-to-date details.

Look forward to meeting y'all - GO BROWNS!

Jay Salzer

Note: I keep getting redirected to a web/ap developer website when I paste the above addy into my browser. Please let me know if same happens to you.

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  • "Official Browns Backer Hotel" - now that we know a date we just requested quotes from 2 hotels (that we pre-screened)

Tour, sure, we can look at those hotels. But I spoke with my daughter last night, and she said the first thing we need to do would be to pick an area that we want to be, and she can get group quotes from the Hilton brand hotels there, but then we would have to narrow it down to a single hotel.

Now, what she did say is that she could not really get us a better rate as a group simply because she works for Hilton than we could get on our own, or perhaps what you may see from the hotels that this other group has connected with.

So, let's see what this other group comes up with.

 

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By the way, when I put in houstonbrownsbackers.com I get redirected to some other bullshit website. WTF is up with that?

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  • "Official Browns Backer Hotel" - now that we know a date we just requested quotes from 2 hotels (that we pre-screened)
Tour, sure, we can look at those hotels. But I spoke with my daughter last night, and she said the first thing we need to do would be to pick an area that we want to be, and she can get group quotes from the Hilton brand hotels there, but then we would have to narrow it down to a single hotel.

Now, what she did say is that she could not really get us a better rate as a group simply because she works for Hilton than we could get on our own, or perhaps what you may see from the hotels that this other group has connected with.

So, let's see what this other group comes up with.

 

Appreciate the leg work, Gip. We'll see what the Backers develop... they could probably use a half dozen-ish more rooms our out-of-towners would need to help them lever a better price.

By the way, when I put in houstonbrownsbackers.com I get redirected to some other bullshit website. WTF is up with that?

Note: I keep getting redirected to a web/ap developer website when I paste the above addy into my browser. Please let me know if same happens to you.

I've alerted Jay to the redirect...

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