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The Texans joined the NFL in 2002 as an expansion team, making them the youngest franchise currently in the NFL.
The Texans replaced Houston's previous franchise, "the Houston "Luv Ya Blue" Oilers", which relocated to Nashville, Tennessee and are now the Tennessee Titans. The team's majority owner is Bob McNair.
They are in the South Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) of the NFL.
The Texans play their homes games at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Their headquarters and practice facilities is located in Houston, Texas.
In 1997, Houston entrepreneur Bob NcNair failed to bring National Hockey League (NHL) expansion team to the city of Houston. Houston had lost their NFL franchise when Bud Adams decided to relocate the Houston Oilers to Nashville Tennessee, where the team would be renamed the Tennessee Titans.
In 1996, Art Modell the owner the Cleveland Browns had controversially relocated the team to Baltimore, Maryland and renamed the team the Baltimore Ravens.
As part of the settlement between the NFL, the City of Cleveland, Ohio, and the team owned by league promised to return football to Cleveland within three years.
The NFL wanted to even out the number of teams to 32 so they contemplated adding another expansion franchise.
Houston, Los Angeles and Toronto were the favorites to land a NFL franchise.
Committed to bringing a National Football League team to the city of Houston, McNair formed a Houston NFL Holdings with Steve Patterson in 1998.
In association with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, they pushed for a domed stadium as part of the bid to lure the NFL back to Houston.
On October 6, 1999, the NFL announced that the 32nd NFL franchise had been awarded to McNair.
March 2, 2000, Houston NFL 2002 announced that the team name search was narrowed down to five choices:
Apollos, Bobcats, Stallions, Texans, and Wildcatters. This list of names was determined after several months of research conducted jointly by Houston NFL 2002 and NFL Properties. An online survey generated more than 65,000 responses in seven days.
NFL's 32nd franchise was officially christened the Houston Texans On September 6, 2000, before thousands at a downtown rally in Houston. McNair explained that the name and logo "embody the pride, strength, independence and achievement that make the people of Houston and our area special.
During the unveiling of the team name, McNair also unveiled the team logo, an abstract depiction of a bull's head, split in such a way to resemble the flag of Texas and the state of Texas, including a lone star to stand for the eye, the five points represented pride, courage, strength, tradition and independence. McNair described the colors as "Deep Steel Blue", "Battle Red" and "Liberty White".
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