Welcome back to Houston! Super Bowl LI will be held in Houston, Texas on February 5, 2017. The NFL Super Bowl will take place at NRG Stadium. As the countdown to Super Bowl Sunday continues, Houston is getting busier and busier. Celebrities, parties and football events will all be in the city of Houston during Super Bowl weekend. The entire country will be looking to Houston, but residents must deal with the driving and parking frustrations. Drivers may find their usual route is not as easy around this time. Also, drivers may want to start planning now if they wish to host a Super Bowl party or be there for the tailgate festivities. Follow along for our Super Bowl LI navigation advice.
Driving Around Houston
Houston is one of the largest cities in the US with over 2 million Houstonians. Driving may seem like a nightmare on regular days, now image Super Bowl week. Roads and normal routes may change due to events around the city. Leading up to the Super Bowl, plan your route accordingly. Check for updates on road conditions and traffic every day. Drivers can even plan their transportation around specific events since parking may be limited.
Super Bowl Tailgate
Like any Texans game, NRG Park will host tailgating before Super Bowl LI. The entire week will have special events for the championship game, but the day of will have the most activity. Parking lots for NRG will open at 11 a.m. CST. Parking for the NRG parking lots range between $100 and $300 so be aware of these prices. There are also shuttles available that transport guests from Midtown and Galleria areas to the stadium. If fans wish to tailgate, we suggest carpooling one vehicle to the main parking lot then all other guests travel by shuttle, taxi or Uber to the game.
Throughout the city, people will be hosting SB watch parties. These parties may be at local bars, restaurants or even homes. Watch parties give fans more control over their plans. Watching the game on TV also allows fans to see the special commercials. Anyways, for a watch party, have a parking plan and safe ride ready. Parties may start early in the day so if a driver is unable to focus on the road, it is better to plan a safe ride beforehand. If a driver can fully operate their car, be aware of parking rules. Some areas will have meters or pre-paid parking. Keep in mind parking lots may have hundreds of cars so be cautious when driving through a lot. Game day can lead to auto body dents or accidents if drivers do not pay attention.
Super Bowl LI is Sunday, February 5, 2017. More information about driving, tailgates and parking are available on www.houstonsuperbowl.com. Drive safe, Houston!