The Greater Houston area has been working diligently to create a safe and enjoyable experience for fans. Whether you’re here from out of town cheering on your favorite team, a local resident coming downtown for events or participating in other activities, shows and concerts, this guide is for you:
Downtown Event ParkingReasonable, convenient & guaranteed parking.
Downtown Houston has more than 62,000 spots for Super Bowl-related events. We encourage fans to park on the west side of downtown to ride the Special Event Circulators to their destination. Certain lots may not be utilized in their normal capacity; therefore, we recommend planning ahead when deciding where to park. If you’re coming downtown during business hours (Monday-Friday), there will still be 12,000+ designated fan parking spots during that time.
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Pre-paid Parking App
Through the Host Committee website and the Fan Mobile Pass app, guests at any event in downtown Houston will be able to pre-purchase their parking spot at a guaranteed rate. The parking pass can be printed or scanned through the app providing turn by turn directions to the lots, giving peace of mind when navigating through Super Bowl events.
The Host Committee strongly encourages visitors to prepay for parking. Rates listed are guaranteed for prepaid parking only and may vary when purchased at the location.
Parking in downtown Houston is easy and convenient. There are more than 1,000 street parking spaces available in three hour increments. There are three different ways to pay at the pay station:
- Pay-by-Plate: Enter your license plate number to pay
- Pay-by-Phone: Download the app PayByPhone or dial a toll-free number (877) 727-5953
- Pay-and-Display: Pay meter & display the receipt on your dashboard
Travel TipsHouston is ready, prepared and excited to welcome you to Super Bowl LI.
We welcome you, your family & friends to join the fun with over 100,000 people per day across all Super Bowl events. Please allow extra time when traveling downtown due to event-specific road closures and detours.
Public transportation is recommended to access downtown Houston for Super Bowl related events. Through our partnership with METRO we have worked on extended event schedules, increased frequency, and additional circulators and shuttles.
Convenient, Reliable And Guaranteed Parking
If you plan to drive downtown, there are more than 62,000 parking spots available during peak event hours. However, we strongly encourage you to secure your parking in advance. Guarantee your spot in and around downtown Houston for all events by scrolling up to Downtown Event Parking or through the Fan Mobile Pass App.
Uber and Taxis
No matter where you’re headed, Uber connects you with a reliable ride in minutes. One tap and a car comes directly to you. Your driver knows exactly where to go, and payment is completely cashless. In addition to 24/7 pickups throughout the city, the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee has partnered with Uber to provide a designated pickup and drop-off zone around Super Bowl LIVE. The location is at the Super Bowl LIVE Welcome Center on Rusk Street between Crawford Street and Avenida de las Americas. New to Uber? Download the app and enter promo code HOU2017 to get your first ride free (up to $15).
BikeHouston will provide a bike valet at Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon to store your bike while you enjoy the festivities. The bike valet will be available during Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon operating hours and will be located on Caroline Street between Clay and Dallas Streets.
Super Bowl Sunday
Ticketholders have multiple options to get to NRG Park on game day. Parking passes are available, METRO will run modified schedules, and Uber/taxis will have designated drop-off areas. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the Game Day Fan Plaza. Tickets are required for all NRG events on game day.
You can also download our app and register for push notifications for live information regarding parking availability and traffic updates.
Road ClosuresNo matter how you arrive, be aware of event specific road closures
Notable Road Closures
Partial Closures start January 19Full Closures January 26th - February 6th
- Polk Street (Between Austin and LaBranch)
- Dallas Street (Between Austin and LaBranch)
- LaBranch Street (Between Walker and Bell)
- Avenida De Las Americas
- McKinney Street
- Lamar Street
Recommended Driving RoutesIf you’re headed downtown, take the most efficient and convenient routes
Drivers are encouraged to park on the West side of downtown Houston and shuttle or walk to Avenida Houston and Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon. Street closures may impact your commute on the East side of town. To ensure the easiest path into downtown we have provided preferred entrance routes to downtown from every direction. Please note that certain exits, streets, and parking areas may not be available during special events downtown.
From the West1-10 East to Smith Street
From the EastI-10 West to San Jacinto St.
I-45 North to Scott St/St. Joseph’s Pkwy
From the SouthI-69 North to West Gray Street or
I-69 to Spur 527 and Louisiana Street
From The NorthI-69 South to Jackson
Public TransportationMETRO is Proud to Connect Communities to Super Bowl LI
METRO will provide additional trains and buses with extended hours of operation. It is the most cost effective and convenient way to get downtown.
Extended Rail Hours
|Saturday, January 28th: 4:00AM* - 12:00AM|
|Sunday, January 29th: 4:00AM* - 11:00PM|
|Monday, January 30th: 4:00AM* - 12:00AM|
|Tuesday, January 31st: 4:00AM* - 12:00AM|
|Wednesday, February 1st: 4:00AM* - 12:00AM|
|Thursday, February 2nd: 4:00AM* - 1:00AM|
|Friday, February 3rd: 4:00AM* - 1:00AM|
|Saturday, February 4th: 4:00AM* - 1:00AM|
|Sunday, February 5th: 4:00AM* - 12:00AM|
Metro Q Mobile Ticketing
Purchase your full-fare METRO bus and light-rail tickets 24/7 from your smartphone!
Special Event CirculatorsHop on and off the circulators in Downtown, Midtown and Uptown-Galleria
Greenlink, with its three routes: Green Route, Orange Route, and Silver Route is a free circulator in downtown Houston that will transport guests from the parking lots on the west side of downtown to the entrance to Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon in and around Discovery Green. The shuttles are the preferred method to get to and from your parking spot, favorite restaurant, or show.
METRO will have special connectors from the Galleria to downtown for a fare of $2 each way.
MidtownGrabbing dinner and drinks in Midtown?
Hop on and off the circulator while you explore the
area. IT’S FREE! The Midtown circulator, operated
by The Wave, connects METRORail’s Red Line
with popular spots at Midtown Park. It does
not connect with specific parking lots.
Dates of OperationGreen Route: January 28th to February 5th Orange Route: January 28th to February 5th Silver Route: January 28th to February 5th Midtown Connector: January 28th to February 5th Galleria Connector: February 1st to February 5th
Alternate TransportationRidesharing or riding your bike in downtown Houston has never been easier
Uber is an easy way to request a reliable and affordable ride within minutes. The Uber mobile app connects riders with their ride and offers real-time tracking of their vehicle from start to finish. We have partnered with Uber to provide a designated pick-up and drop-off zone around Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon which will make the wait time and surge charging minimal. The location is at the Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon Welcome Center on Rusk Street between Crawford Street and Avenida de las Americas.
If you choose to take a taxicab to Super Bowl LI events there are numerous locations and areas to get picked up and dropped off. If you’re jumping from event to event in downtown, we are pleased to offer Six in the City - $6 taxicab rides anywhere downtown by any taxi company in Houston! Taxicab stands are located conveniently around downtown or find one on the City of Houston’s NEW rideshare app, ARRO.
Get to all Super Bowl events and see the City of Houston by bike, courtesy of Houston B-Cycle. This bikeshare program has partnered with BBVA Compass to provide free rides in downtown Houston during Super Bowl week, offering residents and visitors a choice of ecological and economical transportation. Click here for more details about the offer.
BikeHouston Bike Valet
Have your own bike and want to attend Super Bowl LI events? Ride down through the Bayou or one of many other trails leading to Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon. You can park your bike at our bike valet, courtesy of BikeHouston. The Bike Valet is located at Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon on Caroline Street between Clay and Dallas Streets and is open during posted Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon operating hours. For more information on BikeHouston, visit www.bikehouston.org
Sit back and relax while arriving or departing events, courtesy of local pedicabs. These certified vendors will be available on the north side of Discovery Green. Pedicabs will travel anywhere in the Central Business District.
Super Bowl SundayThe perfect game plan for getting to and from NRG Park on game day
Parking At NRG Park
Parking permit sales for Super Bowl LI will open to the public on Monday,
December 12th, 2016 at 8am CST. Parking prices are as follows:
People can visit https://superbowl.parkmobile.com/,
contact via phone at 866.715.7210, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for information and purchasing parking passes, including handicapped parking.
The METRORail Red Line connects Downtown Houston and NRG Park with service every 4 minutes during peak game-day hours. You can connect via METROBus or METRORail Purple and Green Lines at the Central Main Street station. The ride from downtown to NRG is approximately 17 minutes and costs $1.25 each way. You can buy your fare in advance via METRO app or find more information online at www.ridemetro.orgConnectors
Staying in the Galleria? Hop on a special event METROBus to and from NRG Park. This route will leave at specified times to and from the game for one flat fee of $2 each way or $4 round-trip. Find exact pick up locations and schedules at www.ridemetro.orgADA
For guests with disabilities, METRO offers 100% accessibility and also provides paratransit via METROLift. Call 713.225.0119 for more information.
Ubers will drop off and pickup from the Maroon lot at NRG Park.
Taxis will be available in the Brown Lot of NRG Park. To call a taxi to get to the game prior to kick-off, please use ARRO.