- Founded: The 32nd NFL franchise, awarded in October 1999. Scheduled to begin play in 2002.
- Home stadium: Reliant Stadium - a 69,500 seater under construction.
- Uniform colors:
- Helmet design:
Name selected from a choice of Apollos, Bobcats, Stallions, Texans and Wildcatters. Texans name chosen in September 2000.
Reliant Stadium will host Super Bowl 38 in 2004.