Houston Matters

Is Houston Ready for the Super Bowl and Will There Be Long-Term Benefits?

Super Bowl 51 in Houston is now just weeks away. What’s been done to get the Bayou City ready to host such a high-profile event. What preparations remain? We find out from Mike Waterman, president of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mike Waterman joins us to discuss the investment Houston First has made […]

A countdown to Super Bowl 51 as seen at Houston's Hobby Airport. (Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)Super Bowl 51 in Houston is now just weeks away. What’s been done to get the Bayou City ready to host such a high-profile event. What preparations remain? We find out from Mike Waterman, president of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Mike Waterman joins us to discuss the investment Houston First has made in the area around the convention center — $175 million that has gone into creating the downtown entertainment district called Avenida Houston — and how Houston will leverage all the exposure it gets from the big event, when all is done.

(Above:Â A countdown to Super Bowl 51 as seen at Houston’s Hobby Airport. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)

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