Residents of southeast Texas come from hundreds of miles around Houston to visit and take part in the city’s vibrant culture, nightlife, and sports activities, and NRG Park is an excellent destination for visitors, as well as residents of Houston Apartments of Scotland Yard.
NRG Park features several different venues and is one of the region’s premier entertainment spaces with a stadium, convention center, and arena. The complex covers over 350 acres and sees an astonishing 500 events each year. Tradeshows are particularly popular, as are sports events with the Houston Texans and the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Facts About NRG Park
According to the official website for the Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau, NRG Park features some extraordinary statistics that include:
- A stadium that can accommodate 71,500 seated guests.
- An outdoor exhibit area with 700,000 of exhibit space.
- An arena that boasts 349,000 total square feet.
- Total exhibit space reaching 1.3 million square feet.
- Total stadium size of 1.9 million square feet.
With all that space, it’s no wonder that more than 500 events are scheduled at the complex each year. Here are a few of the best events you’ll see at NRG Park in the coming months.
The International Gem & Jewelry Show
Scheduled for late October, the International Gem & Jewelry Show costs just $8 for admission and is one of the best exhibits in the world. Displays feature everything from one-of-a-kind jewelry to collections gathered from estates. The show features about 300 booths with ample opportunity to score deep discounts on incredible jewelry.
The Houston Wedding Showcase
It doesn’t matter if you have a wedding planned or not. The Houston Wedding Showcase is an amazing experience for anyone who loves seeing fashion shows and the creative ideas used in modern weddings. Also occurring in late October, the Houston Wedding Showcase costs $10 for admission, and it’s an ideal way to gather ideas for your future nuptials.
The Premier Boxing Championship (October 31st)
Held on Halloween in 2015, the Premier Boxing Championship will open its doors at 5 PM and offers attendees a variety of ticket prices with seats on the floor and stands. Boxing requires skill, practice, and endurance, and it’s an amazing experience when you get to see it in person. If the only way you’ve seen a boxing match is on your television, you’ll want to think about attending the Premier Boxing Championship.
The SharePoint Tech Conference (October 27th)
Running all day from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM on October 27th, the SharePoint Tech conference is designed as an educational and affordable option for Houston business owners and technology employees with an interest in computer hardware and software. The conference will feature talks from subject matter experts in official meeting rooms around NRG Center.
Disney on Ice Presents Treasure Trove (November 11 to November 15)
Disney’s ice shows have a long history of entertaining children and adults, and the skating troupe is slated to perform at NRG Park from November 11th to November 15th. Featured stories performed on ice include Rapunzel, as well as performances from iconic Disney princesses like Cinderella, Ariel, and Belle. Peter Pan is also featured, and the characters of “The Lion King” make a popular appearance.
The Nutcracker Market (November 12 to November 15)
If you love the holiday season and want to decorate your house from top to bottom in festive décor, you’ll want to swing by the Nutcracker Market from November 12th to the 15th. This high-energy display features more than 300 merchants who bring all sorts of gifts, home décor, and gourmet food for sale. Ten percent of all merchandise sales and other proceeds associated with the market goes to the Houston Ballet Foundation.
The High Caliber Gun & Knife Show (December 5 to December 6)
If you’re a firearms enthusiast, you’ll definitely want to come to the High Caliber Gun & Knife Show when it comes to NRG Park in December. Score discounts on guns, ammo, and knives, as well as collectibles like antique firearms, coins, and hunting gear. Admission is just $9 and children under the age of 12 can come for free.
If these events sound like they’re right up your alley, Scotland Yard is an ideal choice for your next Southwest Houston apartment home. Come for a tour of our apartment community, and we’ll show you how living in Houston offers so many opportunities for enjoying the arts, local entertainment, and sports.