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Published: Tue, July 19, 2016
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

The Host of 2017 Super Bowl 51 Unveiled

The Host of 2017 Super Bowl 51 Unveiled

Approximately half a dozen years have elapsed since Texas managed to host the Super Bowl in their backyard However, the long wait will eventually pay off in 21017 when the Super Bowl will make a treasured homecoming to the Lone Star State. It has been a long road of dry spell for Texas when it comes to hosting a championship game for the National Football League. It was in 2011 when the states last hosted a game at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Super Bowl 51 lines show that this coming February, the city of Houston will have the privilege to host a major sports game in American professional sports for the third time in the history of the NFL.

Furthermore, the city of Houston, Texas has made another historical record for hosting the Super Bowl for the second time in their backyard, in NRG Stadium. Nearly fourteen years have passed since the opening of the NRG Stadium. Officially unveiled in August 2002, the stadium can hold a maximum of 72,000 fans, even though it can be expanded to provide accommodations for more seats if required. This indicates that fans should anticipate Super Bowl 51 to have tickets for standing rooms as well.

Even though NRG Stadium is well fitted with a retractable roof, the magnitude of Super Bowl 51 would force the NFL management to close the roof so that all the games are played indoors. In a deeply important perspective, the facility features an artificial turf, making it stand out from Super Bowl 50, hosted by the city of Santa Clara, California. Therefore, the NFL already has no worry about the conditions of the field.

However early it may seem, some sportsbooks in Las Vegas have already started making odds in line with the most likely winner of Super Bowl 51 in February 2017. Yes, it seems very early because, historically, the teams that look currently look good on paper may progressively succumb to fatal injuries to fall behind the predictions. Thus, picking a bet on one favorite team now may not be a good idea until events unfold as we approach the D-day.

An analysis of NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas clearly shows that the facility is familiar with hosting big games for American professional sports. From the time when the NRG Stadium was officially opened in August 2002, the city of Houston has attracted one Super Bowl (the 2004 Super Bowl 38), two NCAA Men’s College Basketball Final Fours, and several other international-based soccer games and gigs, in addition to the annual college football Texas Bowl. Furthermore, the facility hosts the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

When it comes to broadcasting Super Bowl 51, Fox has already clinched the won the right to air the games in February. The network will have its staff to work on broadcasting the game and prevent any unprecedented deviations in plans. Troy Aikman, the ex-Dallas Cowboys quarterback, joined by Joe Buck, the longtime sportscaster, will occupy the booth. Jason Whitlock, Tony Siragusa, and Erin Andrews will deliver both in-studio analysis and sideline commentary.

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