|HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner’s statement on the death of Houston Texans owner Robert C. “Bob” McNair:
:”After The Houston Oilers left Houston for Tennessee, Bob and his family brought NFL football back to Houston, where it certainly belongs. Bob was also instrumental in the construction of NRG Stadium and was the force that brought the 2017 Super Bowl to our city. Fittingly, the premier sports arena was the site of one of the best Super Bowls ever.
“But football was not the only good thing Bob McNair gave to Houston. He and his family were very generous to many community and local philanthropic causes. He was a bold and visionary Houstonian who will long be remembered here. We extend our prayers to his wife Janice and family, and we lift them up at this time.”