Tilman Fertitta Rumors
“We’re in the preliminary stage, but we’re starting to look at different areas where this can work,” Fertitta said on Wednesday. “We’re looking for sites. We’re looking at maybe going out, maybe south around the Clear Lake area, or Sugar Land or Katy or downtown.”
The Rockets will introduce a “First Shot” before every home game, beginning with Saturday’s home-opener, with a celebrity selected to take the night’s first shot and Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta making a charitable donation based on the accuracy of each night’s shooter. Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who played seven games with the Clemson basketball team, will be the first celebrity to participate, Fertitta said on Friday.
New Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta made headlines when he said that he would’ve been “scared” to invest $2.2 billion into an NFL franchise. Today on ESPN’s Outside the Lines, Fertitta spoke a bit more in depth about that comment – explaining that he would buy the Houston Texans in a heartbeat if he had the chance. With that being said, he did mention that the future of the NFL looks murkier than the NBA’s future. “The NFL could be different in the next 20 to 30 years,” Fertitta said. “The NBA is safe, it’s a world sport. I think we will expand to other countries.”
Newly minted Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta said he’d rather not take on limited partners, but he would be willing to make an exception for pop superstar Beyonce. “I prefer to own 100 percent,” Fertitta told the Bloomberg Business of Sports podcast that airs Oct. 13. “If somebody as special as a Beyonce or somebody like that wanted to come in for a tiny percentage because they wanted to be an ambassador for the team because this is their hometown — would I sit down and discuss it with them? Yeah, I would sit down and discuss it with them. It’s a compliment to have somebody like Beyonce to want to be a part of your team.”