HOUSTON – When the 2017 Super Bowl comes to town, there will be super traffic!
Organizers predict more than 100,000 visitors in our city. They also expect about a million extra people in and around the GRB and Discovery green for 10 days for Super Bowl Live and the NFL Experience. That means some roads will close.
Said Bob Eury, president and CEO of Central Houston: "The road closures that are really involved in downtown are really for a whole 10-day period for the event.
It really has to do with setting up and really having a place to produce Super Bowl Live-- really having a place that everybody comes to."
Harris County Judge Ed Emmet and the Super Bowl Host Committee unveiled the transportation guide for the game “Know Before You Go.” They said that would include pre-paid parking passes purchased through an app that would range in price between $10 and $30 depending on the location.
Three free shuttles will carry visitors to Discovery Green. There will also be drop-off locations for ride sharing. Judge Emmett said, "Because we are in the first week in February, the weather's going to play a role potentially in how people get around town too.
So that's why it's important for everybody to look at this guide and make their plans accordingly." METRO plans to run shuttles between the Galleria and downtown as well as to NRG Park for $2.
Organizers said all of the transportation information is posted at www.housuperbowl.com/transportation
The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee announced the release of the Know Before You Go transportation guide. It features maps, recommended routes, street closures and alternative transportation options.
The guide is designed to create a safe and enjoyable experience for all fans.
Super Bowl LI is Feb. 5, 2017, at NRG Stadium.
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