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THE POWELL BROTHERS TO KICK OFF BATTLE OF THE PINEY WOODS PRESENTED BY H-E-B FAN FEST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

HOUSTON – The Battle of the Piney Woods presented by H-E-B will get underway at Fan Fest, featuring a performance by The Powell Brothers, on Saturday, Oct. 7.

On gameday, Fan Fest will kick off the events at 9:30 a.m. CT in the Gravel Lot of NRG Stadium, located on the southeast side of the stadium between the Amegy Bank Gate and the Astrodome. The event is headlined by The Powell Brothers, who will hit the stage at 11 a.m. CT.

The Powell Brothers is a Country/Americana recording group from Houston and fronted by brothers Taylor Powell, on lead vocals, and Blake Powell, on lead guitar. The band is currently promoting their latest release ‘Introducing…The Powell Brothers.’ Impressively, the EP saw its first two singles “Four Wheel Hotel” and “Evangeline,” crack the Top 40. This year has been a breakout for The Powell Brothers as they partnered with Major League Baseball and ESPN events for a series of stadium performances at some of MLB and NCAA football’s most exciting games. The band has opened shows for several of country music’s biggest stars, including Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakum, Josh Turner, Gary Allan, Granger Smith and Mark Chesnutt. To learn more about The Powell Brothers, visit their site.

Fan Fest is a free event open to all 2017 Battle of the Piney Woods presented by H-E-B ticketholders that features live music, food trucks, giveaways and Kid’s Corner with inflatables and games. In addition, Papa’s Pets presented by Papa John’s Pizza will host animal adoptions on-site. Texas Bowl Gridiron Legends Charles Alexander, Michael Bishop and Don Trull will also be on-site to take pictures with fans at starting at 10:30 a.m. CT. For more information on the game, click here.

BATTLE OF THE PINEY WOODS FAN FEST, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7

WHO:

 Musical Performance by The Powell Brothers 

WHEN:

 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. CT11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT, The Powell Brothers Performance

WHERE:

 Gravel Lot, NRG StadiumTwo NRG ParkHouston, Texas 77054

 

The matchup of the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks and the Sam Houston State Bearkats will kick off at 1 p.m. CT following the pregame festivities at NRG Stadium. The game will be streamed live on ESPN3 as the Southland Conference Game of the Week. Tickets for the 92nd edition of the Battle of the Piney Woods presented by H-E-B are available by clicking here.

CONTACTS:

Allie LeClair

(832) 667-2050

allie.leclair@houstontexans.com

Chloe Delclos

(832) 667-2085

chloe.delclos@houstontexans.com

Football

CREDENTIAL PICKUP FOR BATTLE OF THE PINEY WOODS PRESENTED BY H-E-B

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017

CREDENTIALS – Battle of the Piney Woods presented by H-E-B credentials may be picked up at the Houston Texans offices on the second floor of NRG Stadium (enter through Bud Light Plaza off Kirby and Westridge) beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 3 until Friday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. One person must pick up and sign for their entire outlet’s credential packet.

If you will not be able to make it to NRG Stadium to pick up your credential and parking pass in advance of the game, please email chloe.delclos@houstontexans.com and provide a FedEx number for overnight shipping and a mailing address.

On the day of the game, credentials can be picked up at the Media Will Call window at NRG Stadium, located on the west side of the stadium, beginning three hours prior to kickoff (10 a.m. CT) until the end of the first quarter of the game.

Please note that the NFL Clear Bag Policy will be in effect. For more information, click here.

CONTACT:          

Chloe Delclos

(832) 667-2085

chloe.delclos@houstontexans.com

Football

CREDENTIALS AVAILABLE FOR 2017 BATTLE OF THE PINEY WOODS PRESENTED BY H-E-B

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

HOUSTON – The Battle of the Piney Woods presented by H-E-B returns to NRG Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. CT.

Media interested in covering the annual rivalry matchup between Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston State may request credentials by emailing Chloe Delclos at chloe.delclos@houstontexans.com. The deadline to request credentials is Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. CT. Please indicate whether each member of your organization will need field photo/TV access or press box access.

WHAT:

2017 Battle of the Piney Woods presented by H-E-B

 WHO:

Stephen F. Austin vs. Sam Houston State

WHEN:

Saturday, Oct. 7
1 p.m. CT

WHERE:

NRG Stadium
Houston, TX 77054

CREDENTIALS:

Email Chloe Delclos at chloe.delclos@houstontexans.com

Deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. CT

 

In 2016 and for the sixth-straight year, the Sam Houston State Bearkats defeated the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 63-28 before a crowd of 27,411 fans at NRG Stadium. The crowd was the largest in the 90-plus-year history of the rivalry, topping the previous year’s record of 26,990.

The Battle of the Piney Woods dates back to 1923, making it the fourth-oldest college football rivalry in the state of Texas. Sam Houston State holds a 54-35-2 edge in the series following last year’s victory.  The teams moved the annual game to Houston’s NRG Stadium in 2010 in a partnership with Lone Star Sports & Entertainment.

For more on this event, click here.

CONTACT:          

Chloe Delclos

(832) 667-2085

chloe.delclos@houstontexans.com

About Lone Star Sports & Entertainment

Lone Star Sports & Entertainment (LSSE) is a third-party event marketing company based in Houston, TX, closely affiliated with the Houston Texans. LSSE utilizes a proven marketing process and unparalleled resources and relationships to achieve break-through commercial results for the events and properties we represent.

Soccer

SELECCIÓN NACIONAL DE MÉXICO SE ENFRENTARÁ CON GHANA EN HOUSTON EN PREPARACIÓN PARA COPA ORO DE LA CONCACAF EN EL VERANO

El Tricolor jugará contra el poderoso equipo africano el 28 de junio en NRG Stadium. Los boletos saldrán a la venta el 29 de marzo.

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COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

Para divulgación inmediata

Gabe Gabor, Oficina de Comunicación SUM, 917/364-2755 o gabriel.gabor@MLSsoccer.com

Allie LeClair, Oficina de Comunicación Lone Star Sports & Entertainment, 832/667-2050 or allie.leclair@houstontexans.com

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO Y NUEVA YORK (Miércoles, 22 de marzo, 2017) – El camino a la Copa Oro de la CONCACAF de la Selección Nacional de México llevará al actual campeón a Houston en una parada previa al torneo del verano, para disputar un partido clave contra la Selección Nacional de Ghana, equipo de talla mundialista.

La Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF), Soccer United Marketing (SUM), Lone Star Sports & Entertainment y el Houston Dynamo anunciaron hoy que la Selección Nacional de México se enfrentará a la Selección Nacional de Ghana el miércoles 28 de junio (7:30 p.m. CT) en el NRG Stadium de Houston, en un partido presentado por AT&T. El partido se llevará acabo días antes de la participación de México en la Copa Oro de la CONCACAF 2017, el torneo oficial a nivel de selecciones en la región.

Los boletos para el partido de Houston saldrán a la venta el miércoles, 29 de marzo, a las 10 a.m. hora local, a través de Ticketmaster.com o llamando al 800-745-3000.

El partido es parte de la histórica decimoquinta edición de la Gira Anual de la Selección de México por EE.UU., que empezó el 8 de febrero en Las Vegas, con una victoria de 1-0 sobre Islandia y frente a un público que rompió el récord para un evento futbolístico en la ciudad. México también jugará contra Croacia el 27 de Mayo en Los Ángeles y el 1 de junio contra Irlanda en el área metropolitana de Nueva York.

México ha derrotado a la Selección de Ghana en los dos únicos encuentros entre los equipos, jugados en el 2006 y el 2008. En el partido del 2006, que se disputó en el Toyota Stadium, hogar del FC Dallas, Guillermo Franco marcó el único gol del encuentro, con un cabezazo al minuto 75. En el 2008, Pável Pardo fue el héroe del encuentro al marcar el gol de la victoria desde los doce pasos, dándole la victoria a México en el minuto 85, en un partido disputado en Inglaterra.

México ha jugado 15 veces en el NRG Stadium (previamente Reliant Stadium), con un saldo de siete victorias, seis empates y solo dos derrotas. El primer partido, en el 2003, ante el mayor rival de la Selección Nacional de México, la Selección estadounidense, fue un empate jugado ante 70,000 aficionados. Desde ese entonces, la Selección Nacional de México ha jugado en el NRG Stadium casi todos los años, incluyendo encuentros de la Copa Oro, Eliminatorias y un partido ante Venezuela durante la histórica Copa América Centenario del año pasado. Otros partidos notables incluyen el encuentro de cuartos de final de la Copa Oro del 2007 ante Costa Rica, en el cual Jared Borgetti anotó el gol de la victoria en tiempo suplementario, y una victoria ante Honduras en la Copa Oro del 2011.

Para alistarse para el partido, los aficionados pueden visitar la nueva tienda virtual de la Selección Nacional, http://store.miseleccion.us/, en la que encontrarán lo último en camisetas, gorras y más.

La Gira, auspiciada por adidas, Advance Auto Parts, Allstate Insurance Company, AT&T, Bud Light, Coca-Cola, el Jimador, Makita, Nissan, POWERADE, The Home Depot y Wells Fargo, visitará cinco mercados a través de los Estados Unidos en el 2017 y los partidos serán televisados por las cadenas de Univision y FOX y transmitidos por Fútbol de Primera Radio Network.

Credenciales de prensa

La solicitud para credenciales de prensa para aquellos medios que panean cubrir el partido el 18 de febrero está disponible AQUÍ. La fecha máxima para solicitar es el miércoles 21 de junio a las 5 p.m. ET. No se aceptarán solicitudes después de la fecha límite.

Recursos visuales
Para fotos de jugadores y del estadio, así como logos de los equipos, y el récord de los previos enfrentamientos de los dos equipos, por favor haga CLIC AQUI.

2017 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour

Fecha Rival Sede Ciudad Hora (ET) / resultado Boletos / asistencia Transmisión
8 de febrero Islandia Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, NV 1-0 W 30,617  
27 de mayo Croacia LA Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles, CA 7:30 p.m. ET Oprima aquí para comprar boletos TV: TBD; Radio: Fútbol de Primera
1 de junio República de Irlanda MetLife Stadium E. Rutherford, NJ 8:00 p.m. ET Oprima aquí para comprar boletos TV: TBD; Radio: Fútbol de Primera
28 de junio Ghana NRG Stadium Houston, TX 8:30 p.m. ET Oprima aquí para comprar boletos TV: TBD; Radio: Fútbol de Primera

 

 #MexTour / www.SUMworld.com

Soccer

MEXICAN NATIONAL TEAM TO BATTLE GHANA IN HOUSTON ON THE ROAD TO THIS SUMMER’S CONCACAF GOLD CUP

El Tricolor takes on top African side on June 28 at NRG Stadium; tickets on sale March 29

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Gabriel Gabor, SUM Communications, 917/364-2755 or gabriel.gabor@MLSsoccer.com

Allie LeClair, Lone Star Sports & Entertainment Communications, 832/667-2050 or allie.leclair@houstontexans.com

MEXICO CITY and NEW YORK CITY (Wednesday, March 22, 2017) – The Mexican National Team’s road to this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup will take the defending tournament champions through Houston for a key match against perennial African World Cup participant Ghana.

The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF), Soccer United Marketing (SUM), Lone Star Sports & Entertainment and the Houston Dynamo today announced that Mexico will play Ghana on Wednesday, June 28 (7:30 p.m. CT), at Houston’s NRG Stadium, presented by AT&T.  The game takes place just days prior to Mexico’s participation in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the official national team competition in the region.

Tickets to the Houston match will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, March 29 at 10 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

The game is part of the landmark 15th annual Mexican National Team U.S. Tour, which kicked off on Feb. 8 in Las Vegas in a 1-0 win against Iceland in front of a record-breaking audience for soccer in the city. Mexico will also play in Los Angeles on May 27 versus Croatia, and June 1 in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area against Ireland.

Mexico has defeated Ghana in two all-time meetings (2006 and 2008). The 2006 game, played at FC Dallas’ Toyota Stadium, saw Guillermo Franco score the game’s only goal with a 75th minute header.  Mexican National Team legend Pável Pardo was the hero of the 2008 game, scoring the winning goal – a penalty – in the 85th minute to give Mexico a 2-1 win, in a match played in England.

Mexico has played at NRG Stadium (formerly named Reliant Stadium) 15 times, resulting in seven wins, six draws, and just two losses. The first, in 2003 against archrivals United States, resulted in a scoreless draw in front of almost 70,000 fans. Since then, the National Team has played matches at NRG Stadium nearly every year, including Gold Cup matches, World Cup Qualifying matches, and a match against Venezuela during last year’s historic Copa America Centenario. Some other notable games include the 2007 Gold Cup quarterfinal against Costa Rica, in which Jared Borgetti scored the winning goal in added time on Mexico’s journey to the final, and a 2011 Gold Cup semifinal win against Honduras.

To get ready for Mexico’s U.S. Tour matches, fans can visit the official U.S. Mexican National Team E-Store, http://store.miseleccion.us/, featuring the latest team gear such as jerseys, hats, and more.

The Tour, sponsored by adidas, Advance Auto Parts, Allstate Insurance Company, AT&T, Bud Light, Coca-Cola, el Jimador, Makita, Nissan, POWERADE, The Home Depot, and Wells Fargo, will visit five cities across the United States in 2017, and will be broadcast nationally on the Univision and FOX family of networks as well as on the Fútbol de Primera Radio Network.

Media Accreditation
The media accreditation application for those planning to cover the Houston game will be available by CLICKING HERE.  Please note the deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 21 at 5 PM ET.  No applications will be accepted after that date.

Visual Assets
To access stadium photos and team logos, as well as other Mexican National Team U.S. Tour assets, please CLICK HERE.

2017 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour

Date Opponent Venue City Time (ET) / Result Tickets / Attendance TV/Radio
Feb. 8 Iceland Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, NV 1-0 W 30,617
May 27 Croatia LA Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles, CA 7:30 p.m. ET Click Here For Tickets TV: TBD; Radio: Fútbol de Primera
June 1 Republic of Ireland MetLife Stadium E. Rutherford, NJ 8:00 p.m. ET Click Here For Tickets TV: TBD; Radio: Fútbol de Primera
June 28 Ghana NRG Stadium Houston, TX 8:30 p.m. ET Click Here For Tickets TV: TBD; Radio: Fútbol de Primera


#MexTour
/ www.SUMworld.com