Super Bowl LI
|Super Bowl LI|
|Date||February 5, 2017[note 1]|
|Stadium||NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas|
|TV in the United States|
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 is scheduled to be held in February 5, 2017 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 televised nationally in the United States by Fox, with no simultaneous substitution for commercials in Canada.
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. On October 16, 2012, the NFL announced that Houston's then named Reliant Stadium was a finalist to host Super Bowl LI. Houston then competed against the runner-up for the site of Super Bowl 50: Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. 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. The NFL ultimately selected Houston as the host city of Super Bowl LI.