Mayor's Office Press Release
Mayor Turner Leads Local Super Bowl Delegation
February 4, 2016 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner is leading a local delegation to San Francisco this weekend to assess that city’s Super Bowl operations in advance of Super Bowl LI in Houston next year. Joining the mayor will be approximately 50 representatives of the Mayor’s Office of Special Events and several City departments as well as the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee, Houston First and local business leaders.
“We have to be prepared because all eyes will be on Houston in 2017,” said Mayor Turner. “We’ve hosted events of this magnitude before, but we can always learn from others. It will be a fantastic opportunity to reintroduce our great City to the rest of the world and we want to make a good impression.”
Members of the delegation will meet with the NFL, media from around the globe, potential sponsors and vendors who are vying to be part of creating the “WOW” factor for the fan experience that will be part of Houston’s Super Bowl LI.
The mayor’s first stop in San Francisco will be an evening event to introduce the Houston delegation to national and local media outlets attending Super Bowl 50. He will talk about the makeover of the Convention District, where much of the Super Bowl events will take place, and the massive volunteer effort that is being put together to help fans and the media during the Houston event. The overriding message is that everything will be centrally located in 2017.
“Houstonians love to show visitors a good time,” said Turner. “We are going to showcase our southern hospitality, our cultural diversity, our culinary delights, our beautiful downtown and everything else that makes Houston a forward-thinking destination for business or leisure travel. The City of the future is proud to be hosting the first Super Bowl of the future.”
The San Francisco Super Bowl will look back at the history of the first 50 Super Bowls. The Houston event will then celebrate the next 50 years of Super Bowls. Houston has previously hosted Super Bowls in 1974 and 2004.