Houston Super Bowl LI Host Committee members have been waiting to know the exact date of the 2017 kick-off ever since the announcement two years ago that H-Town had won the battle to host the big game. Thursday afternoon, the NFL made it official, NRG Stadium becomes Super Bowl central on Feb. 5, 2017.
Now the planning that began in earnest as soon as the initial announcement was made can move fully forward. That means host committee CEO Sallie Sargent and host committee chairman Ric Campo can start securing exact dates for the week of activities and public events leading up to the game.
“We are thankful our good friend Bob McNair and the other NFL owners are returning the Super Bowl to the best venue in America,” host committee honorary chairman James A. Baker, III said in a prepared statement. “We plan to return that favor by hosting a celebration with our special Houston flair, and we are already deep into the preparation for it."