Report: Ravens Monday game will not be played in Houston

September 13, 2008 | Chris Pika

UPDATE AT 12:08 pm Saturday: According to a report by John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Ravens game against the Texans scheduled for Monday night in Houston will not be played at Reliant Stadium.

According to an updated report, a conference call will take place among the Ravens, Texans and the NFL later today to discuss the future plans for the game. The choices seem to be either a move to another site for Monday night or a postponement to a later date by way of some schedule switching by the league — a potential scenario posted by several media outlets on Thursday.

Damage from Hurricane Ike, which made landfall in nearby Galveston overnight, has made Reliant Stadium unsuitable for hosting the game.

“The facility will not be usable,” said Shey Guinn, president of SMG, the company that manages Reliant Park. “There’s some structural damage to the roof. Part of it is off.”

“There’s also some other damage on the property caused by wind and water. We’re in the process of assessing the damage,” he said. “As far as the game being postponed again or played, that will be up to the NFL.”

According to McClain’s report, the Texas and Ravens will have no comment until they hear from the league.

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