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If you’re headed to Houston, Texas around February 5th, chances are you’re going to watch the Patriots face off with the Falcons in NRG Stadium. But what else is going on during the 2017 Super Bowl weekend?

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1. NFL Experience Driven by Genesis

When: Saturday, January 28 – Sunday, January 29

Wednesday, February 1 – Super Bowl Sunday, February 5

Where: The George R. Brown Convention Center

What: This pro football interactive theme park features a variety of displays, interactive activities, and NFL-related attractions. It offers virtual reality experiences such as being on the field itself or competing in the 40-yard dash and vertical jump against NFL players on LED screens. Other features include an enhanced Super Bowl rings display, personalized digital photos, and autograph sessions from NFL players and Legends. NFL Shop merchandise is also available in the center. With participatory games, youth football clinics and more, the NFL Experience Driven by Genesis is the best football experience for all ages.


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2. On Location Experiences

When: Thursday, February 2 – Super Bowl Sunday, February 5

Where: NRG Center

What: On Location is the official hospitality partner of the NFL and offers exceptional experiences through a range of packages. The most exclusive option is the Diamond package, which offers benefits such as 50-yard line seating, pre-game VIP party in NRG Stadium, cuisine by top-of-the-line chef Chris Sheperd and exclusive post-game on field access. With A-list parties, musical acts like Bruno Mars and exclusive dining and club options, these experiences are bound to make your weekend.

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3. Bridgestone Fan Gallery

When: Saturday, January 28 – Sunday, January 29

Wednesday, February 1 – Friday, February 3

Where: The George R. Brown Convention Center

What: Located within the Super Bowl Media Center on the 3rd floor of the NFL Experience, and thereby accessible to NFL Experience ticketholders, pro football fans have the opportunity to be surrounded by legends. You can watch media members interview current and former NFL players right before you. Walk amongst the stars, but keep it casual as no autographs are allowed.

Super bowl LI: Things to do Nearby
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4. 22nd Annual Kickoff to Rebuild

When: Saturday, February 3

Where: 7313 North Main Street, Houston

What: Rebuilding Together Houston is working together with Super Bowl LI to host a community revitalization project. The goal is to rehabilitate the main area of the first self-governing, African American city in Texas: Independence Heights. By creating a legacy of Super Bowl LI in the neighborhood it will restore and preserve its history to support longtime residents in their home. This NFL-sanctioned event will make critical home repairs for low-income homeowners as well as improve neighborhood conditions to strengthen Houston and revive the community.

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5. 2017 Super Bowl Breakfast

When: Super Bowl Sunday, February 4, from 8 AM – 10 AM

Where: Marriott Marquis Houston

What: At this exclusive Super Bowl Sunday Breakfast the 2017 Bart Starr Award will be presented to an NFL player for outstanding character, integrity and leadership on the field and off. The event will feature MC James Brown from CBS Sports as well as Tony Dungy, Roger Staubach, Bruce Matthews and more.

Super bowl LI: Things to do Nearby
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Experience the buzzing fan-filled environment, enjoy the activities, shop for your team’s gear and have a good time. After these 5 not-to-miss Super Bowl-related experiences, there’s only one that remains. Whether the Patriots or the Falcons rise to the top, this Sunday’s Super Bowl LI will be a game to remember.

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