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The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee's Complete Transportation Guide To Super Bowl LI In Houston, TX


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.


Parking Availability

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 Zones
Meters

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.


Clock Management

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.

Connecting Communities

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).

Bicycles

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.

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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 19

Full Closures January 26th - February 6th
  • Polk Street (Between Austin and LaBranch)
  • Dallas Street (Between Austin and LaBranch)
  • LaBranch Street (Between Walker and Bell)
Surrounding Discovery Green:
  • Avenida De Las Americas
  • McKinney Street
  • Lamar Street
Road Closures Map

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
*First train varies by each rail line
Public Transportation Map
Metro Fares
METRORail$1.25(one way)
METROBus$1.25(one way)
All Day Fare Rail/Bus$3.00
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


Downtown

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.

Uptown

METRO will have special connectors from the Galleria to downtown for a fare of $2 each way.

Midtown
Grabbing 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 Operation
Green 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
Shuttles
Circulator Map Midtown Shuttle Map Galleria Shuttle Map

Alternate TransportationRidesharing or riding your bike in downtown Houston has never been easier

Uber

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.

Taxicabs

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.

Houston B-Cycle

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

Pedicabs

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


Gameday Parking

Important Information
Super Bowl SundaySunday, February 5, 2017
Kick-Off5:37pm CST
Game Day Fan Plaza1:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Gates Open1:00pm CST
Parking Lots Open11:00am CST
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:

Car/Suv$100per permit
limo/Van$200per permit
Mini Bus$250per permit
Bus/Rv$300per permit
Cash Parking Day of
as Available

People can visit https://superbowl.parkmobile.com/,
contact via phone at 866.715.7210, or email at superbowl@parkmobileglobal.com for information and purchasing parking passes, including handicapped parking.

Kirby Drive
METRO
Rail

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.org

Connectors

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.org

ADA

For guests with disabilities, METRO offers 100% accessibility and also provides paratransit via METROLift. Call 713.225.0119 for more information.

Uber Lot

Ubers will drop off and pickup from the Maroon lot at NRG Park.

Taxi Stand

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.

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