2004 Professional Football Tours

Paul Taylor (PSC Managing Director), James Rootes (Houston Texans) and Graham Smith (First Wave) - Taken outside the Reliant Stadium, Houston

The Everton squad in training at the Reliant Stadium

The Everton squad in training at the Reliant Stadium

In action against Pachuca

In action against Club America
Everton FC - Pre-season Tour to Houston, USA

PSC together with First Wave took Everton FC of the English Premier League to Houston, Texas, USA for their pre-season tour in July / August 2004.

Everton's ten-day tour included two games against top Mexican sides Pachuca and Club America in the 'Copa de Tejas' Tournament, that was staged in the 60,000-capacity Reliant Stadium, home of the NFL's Houston Texans American Football team.

During their stay in Houston, Everton resided in the luxurious surroundings of the six-star Westin Galleria Hotel.

The Houston Texans' kindly allowed Everton the full use of their training facilities - where both excellent grass and 'field-turf' pitches were on offer.

Other activities provided in the tour included a golf day and a social night out by the title of a 'Texas Steak-Out!'

View Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusive of:

  • Return air-fares from England to USA
  • First class hotel accommodation and all meals at the Westin Galleria Hotel
  • Excellent training facilities within 5 min drive of hotel
  • All transfers in the USA
  • Single rooms / suites for management and twin bedded rooms for players
  • Full laundry service
  • Complimentary water throughout duration

Hotel Accomodation for Everton was arranged at:

Games played:

Thursday 29th July 2004

Pachuca 2 - 5 Everton
The Reliant Stadium, Houston

Sunday 1st August 2004

Club America 3 - 0 Everton
The Reliant Stadium, Houston
Dear Paul

Just a quick note to thank you for all the hard work in connection with our trip to Houston.

The trip proved to be a great training and team building excercise and we hope to benefit from it in the coming months.

I look forward to working with you in the future.

Yours sincerely
Alan J Irvine
Assistant Manager
Everton Football Club