BHP Billiton Petroleum Seals Naming Rights to Northeast Gate of Houston Texans Stadium

April 30, 2013

Oil and gas industry leader, BHP Billiton Petroleum has secured the namings rights to the northeast gate at Houston Texans’ Reliant Stadium.

The agreement also includes presenting sponsorship of the Texans’ “Liberty White” home game and the Texans Community Quarterback Program which benefits volunteers from United Way Agencies. BHP Billiton Petroleum will also become the presenting sponsor of the Rodeo’s Armed Forces Day.

The signage and naming rights transition will begin in mid-March, following the conclusion of the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

“BHP Billiton Petroleum is pleased to partner with the Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Our organizations share a strong commitment to the Houston community. We see this as a great platform for building our visibility and attracting the talent we need for our future growth,” said J. Michael Yeager, Chief Executive BHP Billiton Petroleum

The Texans’ first home game of the season, at which the team traditionally wears its all-white uniforms, will be known as “Liberty White presented by BHP Billiton Petroleum,” and the company will also sponsor the Texans’ Community Quarterback program, which recognizes and rewards outstanding volunteers in the Greater Houston area each year.

“As one of the leading oil and gas producers in Texas, we believe it is very important to contribute in a positive way to our communities, which is why we have joined forces with the Texans to recognize the exceptional contributions of community volunteers in the Greater Houston area and through our Rodeo sponsorship of Armed Forces Appreciation Day, honor brave men and women for their service in the U.S. Military.” Mr. Yeager said. 

“We are proud to welcome BHP Billiton Petroleum to Reliant Stadium and are looking forward to building a great relationship with them over the coming years,” said Houston Texans president Jamey Rootes. “We are particularly excited to work with BHP Billiton Petroleum in recognizing the many outstanding leaders who are making an impact throughout the Houston community as part of our Community Quarterback program.”