On October 16, 2012, the NFL announced that Houston was a finalist to host Super Bowl LI, and then they won the bid.
Houston has been getting ready for Superbowl LI ever since. Renovations have taken place all through the town to include the airports, transportation, hotels, restaurants, the convention center, along with so much more. The game will have an economic impact of well over $300 million for Houston.
A visit to Houston a few weeks ago allowed me to see where some activities for Super Bowl LI would be held. Verizon is presenting an event called Super Bowl LIVE which is a free nine-day family friendly festival that will take place in downtown Houston at Discovery Green (the area I visited). This area is about the size of 13 football fields with more then 750,000 square feet. There will be a signature attraction that is a 90 feet tall virtual reality trip to Mars, interactive exhibits, 22 food trucks, bars, and concerts through Sunday, February 5th. If you’re in Houston this weekend you can’t go wrong with a visit to Discovery Green, and I recommend it for the future too.
If you are not lucky enough to have your hands on a ticket, no worries Super Bowl LI will be broadcast by Fox Sports just for you AND the 100 million others. I hope you win your football pools.