While Super Bowl Sunday isn’t an official U.S. holiday, it’s the most-watched event of the year and one of the greatest traditions in the country. A ritual that the National Football League began in 1967, following the 1966 regular season, the annual championship game celebrates its 51st anniversary on February 5, 2017. This year, Houston, Texas, hosts Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium, formerly Reliant Stadium. Although the playoffs are not over, football enthusiasts expect a showdown between the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots. This would be the eighth appearance for both teams and their first matchup. However, the only way to see which team makes it to the big game is to wait until the Conference Championships are over on January 22, 2017. Attending the Super Bowl is every pigskin fan’s ultimate dream, and flying to Houston in a chartered jet to attend the game will give you the ultimate bragging rights.
History of the Super Bowl
Before the NFL and American Football League established the Super Bowl in 1967, the rival leagues tried a handful of events to crown a champion team. The first NFL Championship Game occurred 35 previously, in 1932, when two teams tied for best records of the year. Since football fans loved the idea of having a Championship Game cap off the season, the annual game grew in popularity. After the NFL and AFL merged in the late 1960s and expanded bracketing was added, the NFL created the foundation that exists for the highly anticipated playoff games.
Super Bowl LI Halftime Show
Unlike other sports, the Super Bowl draws non-football fans for one reason—entertainment. After six-time Grammy Award winner Lady Gaga amazed the country after singing the national anthem for Super Bowl L, she’s back in 2017 to headline the Halftime Show with fan favorites, such as “Bad Romance,” “Poker Face,” new single “Perfect Illusion,” and “Telephone,” leading to rumors of another Beyoncé appearance.
At the time of public, the NFL has not announced who will perform with Lady Gaga during the Halftime Show. Fans will also have to wait to learn who will sing “America the Beautiful” and “The Star-Spangled Banner,” as well as see who will do the coin toss.
With the year’s best football teams battling it out on the field, top-rate talent providing entertainment and excellent amenities available to ticket buyers, attendance at the Super Bowl is the ultimate high-end way to show your love for the game. Since Super Bowl LI is in Texas this year, go big and ensure your comfort with an epic ticket package from the 100 Level up to the 600 Club section. Not only do packages award you with great seats, you’ll have the opportunity to rub elbows NFL alumni, receive priority transportation and get access to the stadium’s secure perimeter. Enjoy all this and more with the with the Legends Package, which secures your invitation to the VIP Pre-Game Party with gourmet food and musical performances from top musical acts. Keep the festivities going after the game with the MVP Package, which also gets you into the Post-Game Party and grants you on-field access.