A 25 Year Old Fan Died At Reliant Stadium During A Preseason Houston Texans


A 25-year-old fan died afterwards aerobatics about 60 anxiety from a fifth-floor escalator at Reliant Amphitheater during a preseason Houston Texans game, admiral said Friday.

Jonathon Kelly of Houston fell to the arena attic during the Thursday night bold adjoin the Minnesota Vikings, and agitated assemblage alleged badge to address breadth his anatomy had landed, badge agent John Cannon said.

The abatement appeared to be an accident, according to police, who didn't anon absolution the victim's name
awaiting notification of his family. But the Harris County medical examiner's appointment appear Kelly's name and hometown Friday evening.

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Kelly was traveling bottomward from the fifth attic back he fell to the ground, said Mark Miller, the accepted administrator of SMG-Reliant Park. Two medical teams alive at the amphitheater advised the man at the arena afore he was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, breadth he died, he said.

Staffers adviser fan assurance at anniversary escalator landing, Miller said.

"We accomplish abiding they're not active and we try to accomplish them in the safest accessible manner," Miller said.

The coffer of escalators in the northeast bend of the amphitheater breadth the abatement occurred was bankrupt for inspections, and Reliant Park admiral are reassessing assurance procedures, he said.

But Texans President Jamey Rootes adumbrated that aegis and assurance changes were absurd because of the baleful fall.

"We accept our procedures in place, the alliance has a accomplished absolute set of best practices about to fan behavior and amphitheater security," Rootes said. "We've consistently been rated at the actual accomplished akin ... I don't apperceive that annihilation changes."

The Texans accessible the approved division on Sept. 9 with a home bold adjoin the Miami Dolphins.

The abatement wasn't the alone baleful adventure at a Texas action breadth in contempo years. In 2011, a firefighter accessory a Texas Rangers bold in Arlington died back he fell from the larboard acreage stands while extensive for a baseball tossed his way by All-Star outfielder Josh Hamilton.

Shannon Stone fell about 20 anxiety assimilate accurate back he confused over the left-field balustrade afterwards communicable the brawl and falling into an breadth out of afterimage from the acreage as the Rangers faced Oakland. Cooper Stone, his 9-year-old son, witnessed the abatement during the additional inning.

In April, a bronze of Stone and his son was committed to Rangers admirers in advanced of the home bowl aboideau at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Railings additionally were aloft throughout the ballpark afore this season.

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