Houston On The Clock For Super Bowl LI

Now that Super Bowl 50 is done, the eyes are on Houston for next year’s big event.


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About 50 officials from Houston, including Mayor Sylvester Turner, traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area this past weekend to learn from the Super Bowl operations there.

Hasting Stewart with the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee said it was an opportunity to see things in action.

"We learned a lot," he said. "We learned about how the city of San Francisco and Santa Clara have managed things such as traffic flow; how to set up their Super Bowl City, how to set up media centers."

He said the committee will sit down in the coming weeks and share their impressions and ideas for Super Bowl LI.

Stewart admitted it's a little frightening now that Houston has been handed the torch.

"We'll move now from kind of the planning phase – and there's still some more planning that will have to be done – but really moving into an executional phase," he said. "But you know, we're prepared. We're ready."

He said that includes drilling down on details for what the host committee refers to as "Super Bowl Central" – Discovery Green downtown – where most of the festivities surrounding the big game will take place.

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Florian Martin

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