The group of rugby aficionados called the Houston Strikers — seemingly a revival of the name of an 80’s-era semi-professional rugby club — has been showing around the rendering above of a new rugby stadium lately. The facility is said to be planned near the Houston Sports Park along 288 just south of Mowery Rd. by various rugby news sites and discussion groups; the early renderings floating around since last summer corroborate that, showing the stadium tucked next to the distinctively curved crossing of Sims Bayou under 288 (along with some parking lots and a detention basin):
The Strikers group is telling folks on social media this month that they’ve started soil testing at the proposed site to begin the permitting process for the first phase of the facility. The group is also in the process of hiring coaches and staff, and scrounging up some would-be season ticket holders, with purported plans to be ready to field a team for a Major League Rugby competition in 2018.
- Houston Strikers [Facebook]
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