Super Bowl LI

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Super Bowl LI
Reliant Stadium.jpg
NRG Stadium
Date February 5, 2017[note 1]
Stadium NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
TV in the United States
Network Fox
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Super Bowl LI, the 51st Super Bowl and the 47th modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game, will decide the league champion for the 2016 season. The game will be held in February 2017[note 1] at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, the third Super Bowl in Houston, which previously hosted Super Bowl VIII in 1974 and Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004. The game will be telecast by Fox.[1]

Host-selection process[edit]

The NFL selected the sites for both Super Bowl 50 and Super Bowl LI on May 21, 2013 at the owners spring meetings in Boston.[2] On October 16, 2012, the NFL announced that Houston's then named Reliant Stadium was a finalist to host Super Bowl LI.[3] Houston then competed against the runner-up for the site of Super Bowl 50: Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.[3][2] The South Florida bid for either Super Bowl partially depended on whether the stadium underwent renovations. However, on May 3, the Florida legislature refused to approve the funding plan to pay for the renovations, dealing a blow to South Florida's chances.[4] Houston was ultimately selected for the host city of Super Bowl LI.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Date is tentative, pending possible future changes to the NFL calendar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Molloy, Tim (December 14, 2011). "NBC, Fox, CBS Extend NFL Deals Through 2022". TheWrap.com. Retrieved October 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "NFL plans “spectacular” Super Bowl L | ProFootballTalk". Profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Houston a finalist to host Super Bowl LI in 2017". San Antonio Express News. October 16, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Fla. Legislature refuses to aid Fins". Associated Press. ESPN. May 3, 2013. Retrieved May 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (May 21, 2013). "San Francisco awarded Super Bowl L; Houston lands LI". National Football League. Retrieved May 21, 2013.