The countdown to Super Bowl LI has already begun, and the clock now is literally ticking at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).
The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee and the Houston Airport System unveiled the second of four countdown clocks on Feb. 25, in a ceremony at Bush Intercontinental Airport. The latest clock is located on the median of John F. Kennedy Boulevard, just south of Rankin Road and will welcome drivers as they travel south from the airport.
The first clock was unveiled at NRG Stadium in early February and two more clocks will be placed around the city later this spring. One will be located inside William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and the other will be located in 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 airport system Chief External Affairs Officer Saba Abashawl. “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.