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HOUSTON INFORMATION

Houston is the largest city in the state of Texas and the fourth-largest in the United States. The city is at the heart of the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, the largest cultural and economic center of the Gulf Coast region and the seventh-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with a population of 5.3 million in 10 counties. Houston is world-renowned for its energy and aeronautics industries, and for its ship channel. The area is also the world's leading center for building oilfield equipment. The Port of Houston is the sixth-largest port in the world; amid other U.S. ports, it is the busiest in foreign tonnage and second in overall tonnage. Houston is ranked as one of 11 U.S. world-class cities by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network.
On the Web: Houston Visitors & Convention Bureau
ARENA INFORMATION TRAVELING AROUND HOUSTON
-Name: Toyota Center
-Location: Houston, TX
-Tenant: Houston Rockets

-Capacity: 18,300
-Opened: October 30, 2003
-Cost: $202 Million

-Address: 1510 Polk Street
Houston, TX 77002
On the Web: Toyota Center
-Public Transit: The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas, or METRO, provides public transportation in the form of buses, trolleys and lift vans.
                On the Web:
METRO
-Taxi: Taxi-Taxi: 713-236-1111
       
   Yellow Cab: 713-236-1111
-Parking: Pay lots available downtown
                On the Web: Downtown Parking
-Alternatives: Walk and Bike Paths

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Maps and Directions
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HOTELS NEAR THE TOYOTA CENTER

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ATTRACTIONS AROUND HOUSTON

-Houston Museum of Natural Science: This interesting showplace offers a wide variety of exhibits that are worthy of a full day's outing.
 Location:
1 Hermann Circle Drive  - Map

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Water Wall: Situated near the Galleria, this city landmark is a cool and refreshing oasis that attracts visitors and locals in droves.
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2800 Post Oak Blvd. - Map
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Space Center Houston: This section of NASA's Johnson Space Center allows visitors to take a look back at the making of space history.

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1601 Nasa Road One - Map

ALL ATTRACTIONS ARE WITHIN THE CITY

 

POPULAR RESTAURANTS

-Buon Appetito: Specializing in Sicilian cuisine, the menu features a delicious assortment of Southern Italian dishes.
 Location:
2231 W Holcombe Blvd. - Map

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Ruggles Grill: The boisterous, fun-filled atmosphere of this downtown grill appeals to Houstonians of all types.
 Location:
903 Westheimer Road -  Map
-Danny's Sports Bar:
West Houston sports bar where you can watch more than 16 sporting events at the same time.

 Location: 12126 Westheimer Road
  - Map

ALL ATTRACTIONS ARE WITHIN THE CITY

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-Parking: A 2,500 space parking garage is located adjacent to Toyota Center. Approximately 10,000 parking spaces are located within a few blocks, providing easy access to Toyota Center.

AREA WEATHER LOCAL MEDIA

TELEVISION STATIONS

   -KHOU-11-CBS    -KRIV-26-FOX
   -KTRK-13-ABC    -KUHT-9-PBS
   -KPRC-2-NBC  

RADIO STATIONS

  -610AM-KILT-Rockets Flagship Station
LOCAL NEWSPAPER: Houston Chronicle

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