Texans to play on turf at NRG Stadium

Houston Texans executive vice president/general manager Rick Smith has announced that the team will play on artificial turf rather than grass for the remainder of the 2015 season as the natural grass has not performed properly.

"We were not necessarily confident it would improve," said Smith regarding problems with the NRG Stadium field, condition of trays and the installation process.

The artificial surface to be used at NRG Stadium will be upgraded from the type used at the venue for high school and college games.

"We'll install an (upgraded) Astroturf surface very similar to the surface SMG has here," said Smith on Friday. He also explained that the Kansas City Chiefs organization expressed some concern last week when the team faced the Texans in Houston on Sunday.