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Houston’s Super Bowl Debut with Top-Notch Lineup of Events

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The anticipation is over…the hotels are up, and the restaurants are raring to go in honor of Super Bowl LI ready to hit the stage. It has been 12 years since the thriving metropolis of Houston hosted Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004. To say a lot has changed is an understatement.

Where once there were parking lots now lies the center of a 10-day festival being taunted as “Super Bowl Live” to be held in one of Houston’s crown jewels called Discovery Green. It’s just one of many events lined up to host the over 1 million visitors expected to descend upon the booming Texas town over the next few weeks.



Probably the most anticipated event, besides the Super Bowl itself, set to take the stage is Super Bowl Live. A signature nine-day free festival that will run from January 27, 2017 – February 5, 2017, at Houston’s Discovery Green. It will encompass a jam-packed lineup of some of the biggest names in music today, such as ZZ TOP, Gary Clark Jr., and The Suffers, as shared by its website. A focus on local Houston and Texas talent was garnered for the main stage. Visit for a complete lineup.

Houston area food trucks with a variety of menu options will be on deck for all the fans attending to grab a bite. In addition, according to the Super Bowl Host Committee, they are partnering with NASA and leading aerospace companies to bring “Future Flight, the signature attraction of Super Bowl LIVE,” states “Future Flight combines a virtual reality experience with a 90-foot drop tower that takes passengers on a trip to Mars and back, landing just in time for Super Bowl LI.”



The ultimate fan-fare experience and a chance for visitors to participate in pro football’s interactive theme park will take place on Saturday, January 28 – Sunday, January 29 and Wednesday, February 1 – Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, 2017, at the George R. Brown Convention Center according to

The NFL Experience Driven by Genesis gives fans the chance to participate in games, youth football clinics, purchase merchandise from NFL Shops presented by Visa and autograph sessions from NFL players and Legends shared

“NFL Experience will also feature personalized digital photos, 40-yard dash and vertical jump against NFL players on LED screens, a virtual reality experience, an enhanced Super Bowl rings display and a new NFL Draft set! Share your experiences using #SB51,” shares You can purchase tickets at

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Want to catch a glimpse of your favorite players and coaches from the Super Bowl teams? January 30, 2017, will have a chance to sit in the stands at Minute Maid Park and watch the players and coaches address over a thousand media as fans look on.

According to, doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and limited tickets are available while supplies last at “Enjoy appearances by Pro Football Hall of Fame players, cheerleaders, team mascots, a Red Carpet fan photo opportunity, and a FREE Super Bowl gift bag and radio,” shared


“Where faith meets football,” states An inspiring and energizing event to welcome the Super Bowl to Houston will be held February 3, 2017, at Lakewood Church. “Super Bowl Gospel Celebration (SBGC) is the first and only inspirational music event sanctioned by the NFL for Super Bowl weekend. The event brings key NFL players and top artists together on one stage for uplifting music and inspirational messages,” shared

Already confirmed on their website to perform are Damien Escobar, Natalie Grant, CeCe Winans, and the Player’s Choir. You don’t want to miss this inspiring performance of artists and NFL players coming together to praise and sing some the most beloved gospel music around. Faith Leaders, comedians, actors, and Grammy award winning artists will also be on hand to celebrate this live taping of the 18th Annual Event.

Hotels, Restaurants, and More!



Need accommodations for the big game? Don’t worry, Houston has just built a modern and unique gem of a hotel for all to visit and to stay and enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown. The Marriott Marquis is a 1,000 room hotel with a one-of-a-kind Texas-shaped lazy river for you to relax and take in the beauty of it all.

There will be plenty of award-winning restaurants to choose from each day. has a complete list of dining and nightlife to enjoy and while you’re touring the Marriott be sure to stop by its newest addition to downtown dining Biggio’s Sports Bar named after former Houston Astro and all-star Craig Biggio.

Make sure to use  #SB51 to document all the fun you will have visiting one of the most booming and adventurous cities in Texas that will be center stage come February 5, 2017, for Super Bowl LI!