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NFL Announces Date Of Houston's Super Bowl

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Two years ago, Houston was awarded Super Bowl LI. Today, the NFL announced the date of said Super Bowl. Space City will be the focus of the football world on February 5, 2017.

The Houston Host Committee released a statement:

"We are excited to now know the date, and the Houston Super Bowl LI Host Committee is proud and eager to lock in the countdown to kick-off," said Host Committee Chairman Ric Campo. "It's a tremendous opportunity to showcase Houston as the forward-looking, global city that it is, as well as come together as a community and have a great time."

"We are thankful our good friend Bob McNair and the other NFL owners are returning the Super Bowl to the best venue in America," said host committee Honorary Chairman James A. Baker, III, the 61st U.S. Secretary of State. "We plan to return that favor by hosting a celebration with our special Houston flair, and we are already deep into the preparation for it."

The Houston Super Bowl is on deck. Super Bowl 50 will be played at Levi's Stadium, home of the 49ers in Santa Clara, California.