|Know where you parked is important|
I have never thought there was so many people around NRG Stadium on a Wednesday afternoon. I blame it on Spring Break. I had no problem finding parking at a nearby lot. However, I paid $15 at Medical center. It's very close by and only available after 5 pm. Afterwards, I learned there were other cheaper lots a little further out.
From the moment I entered the lot, parked my car, walked to shuttle stop and to the bus taken off, it took around 45 minutes. During the afternoon commute hours, travel time was about 20 minutes on a 5 minute route. All of these are compensated from daylight savings time - I've got one extra hour of sunlight.
I had to buy admission ticket upon arriving, I didn't want to pay $1 processing fee online. Lucky me. There was a shortcut. A couple of ticket sellers came out of the box office selling ground only tickets at $5 each. They didn't carry change. Others had to wait in line to get concert tickets.
I used $5 savings to enjoy some "HoustonRodeo cuisine". It's like carnival but better. I walked around the food section but nothing jumped out at me. I picked the one had smaller line - Polonia Polish Restaurant. I had a good time taking some selfies with the hilarious petting zoo animals. Read my review on Yelp.
|Line up to your bus.|
|Don't get into the wrong line.|
To sum up my experience, I'd like to start my day before 3 pm, park at a cheaper lot with free shuttle and leave by 9:30 pm.