The countdown to Super Bowl LI is well underway, with less than 300 days to the NFL championship game at NRG Stadium, and the clock is now literally ticking at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).
The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee and Houston Airport System unveiled the third of four countdown clocks April 27, 2016, in a ceremony inside Hobby Airport. The latest clock — the second at a Houston Airport System facility — is located in the central concourse ticketing lobby near the TSA checkpoint.
In February, one of the four clocks was unveiled at George Bush Intercontinental Airport on the median of John F. Kennedy Boulevard. The first clock was unveiled at NRG Stadium earlier in February, and a fourth and final clock will be unveiled later downtown at Discovery Green. These clocks, which feature a large football and scrolling display screen, show how many days until Feb. 5, 2017, when Super Bowl LI will be played at NRG Stadium.
“At Houston Airports, we are excited to be part of the celebration and festivities surrounding Super Bowl LI,” said Jesus Saenz, the General Manager for Hobby Airport. “We are working closely with all of our partners at the airport, as well as the Host Committee, to make certain we are ready for fans flying in for the game, and that they receive a world-class welcome when coming to Houston.”
Super Bowl LI will be the third Super Bowl held in Houston and the second played in NRG Stadium. Miami beat Minnesota in Super Bowl VIII played at Rice Stadium in 1974, and New England beat Carolina in Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004.
Volunteers are needed for the big day. The Houston Super Bowl committee will be recruiting 10,000 volunteers to be a central part of the team. For more information on how to become a volunteer, please visit http://housuperbowl.com/volunteer.