What to Know About Super Bowl 2017 + How to Get Tickets

By Victoria Barnett


Super Bowl LI is almost here! Below we’ve laid out information you might find useful when it comes to the game. Whether you’re already attending the Super Bowl or planning to, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to learn all you need to know about Super Bowl LI.

Date & Time

February 5, 2017 | 5:30 p.m. CST (local time)


NRG Stadium | Houston, Texas

Teams Playing

The winner of the AFC Championship and the winner of the NFC Championship will determine who plays in the Super Bowl.

AFC Championship
No. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 1 New England Patriots
January 22, 2017 | 6:40 p.m. ET on CBS
Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, Massachusetts

NFC Championship
No. 4 Green Bay Packers at No. 2 Atlanta Falcons
January 22, 2017 | 3:05 p.m. ET FOX
Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta, Georgia

UPDATE (1/22/17): The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will face off in Super Bowl LI. 

Gold Jacket Club

Join hosts Emmitt Smith and Cari Champion in the Gold Jacket Club, an all-inclusive party venue offering exclusive access to Pro Football Hall of Famers.

It’s not the Super Bowl without a party. Sure, you could throw your own at your house, but I have a feeling it won’t be anything like the Super Bowl parties in Texas. Remember, everything is bigger in Texas and that most definitely includes parties.

We already expect the Gold Jacket Club Experience to be the hottest party on the block, but naturally, not just anyone can get access. So, don’t worry; you won’t be rubbing elbows with the general public. This party is reserved for HOF Experiences guests only.

The best part about the Gold Jacket Club is the plethora of Pro Football Hall of Famers. You will get to meet and mingle with some of the biggest names in football including Dermontti Dawson, Charles Haley, Mike Haynes, Floyd Little, Tom Mack, Kevin Greene, Joe DeLamielleure, Lem Barney and Dan Hampton.

Let’s get to the meat of this party – the food! You can catch a glimpse of the menu here. It’s everything you would expect it to be: Mexican food, traditional Texas dishes, football essentials, live BBQ station and more. There is going to be something for everyone, including something for all you meat lovers and even vegetarians.

Now let’s get to the alcohol I know you were wondering about. Beer? Check. Wine? Check. Mixed drinks? Check. Treat yourself to one of our specialty bars, which include a variety of craft beers from Texas, wine and six different margarita selections.

The Gold Jacket Club is open from 1:00 to 4:00 pm prior to the game and then for 90 minutes following the game. Only select menu items and beer, wine & soft drinks are available postgame.

NRG Map + Directions

The Gold Jacket Club is located at the corner of Naomi Street and Fannin Street, directly outside of NRG Park and only a short distance away from NRG Stadium. Parking is available for purchase next to the Gold Jacket Club.

To get to the stadium from the Gold Jacket Club via walking, travel North on Fannin Street to Naomi Street then turn left towards NRG Arena. Turn left at the security gate and follow it to Entrance 3.


View specific driving directions to NRG Park here.

NFL Bag Policy

You may carry the following style and size bag, package or container into the stadium:

Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12." (Official NFL team logo clear plastic tote bags will be available through club merchandise outlets or at nflshop.com/allclear), or

One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)


Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the stadium with one of the clear plastic bags.

An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.


Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, non-approved seat cushions*, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.

Permitted Items

You are welcome to bring small flash photography cameras into NRG Stadium but no professional lenses or lenses over 12” are permitted. Digital cameras are also permitted as long as they do not record video. Video camera and audio recorders are not permitted.

Banners and signs are allowed as long as they do not detract from the enjoyment of other guests. Read more here.

*Subject to change

Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited in NRG Stadium: all weapons and firearms, including handguns, backpacks, beach balls and frisbees, coolers, fireworks, illegal substances, laser pens and outside food and beverages.

*Subject to change

Additional Parties and Perks

The following parties and extras are available for purchase. Please contact us 844.751.0532 if you are interested.

Merlin Olsen Luncheon

Super Bowl LI officially kicks off with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Merlin Olsen Luncheon honoring Houston Oilers’ legend Earl Campbell and Houston Texans’ owner Bob McNair. VIP guests will enjoy a cocktail reception and seated lunch while being up close and personal with over 50 confirmed Hall of Famers.

ESPN “Next” Party

Date: Friday, February 3, 2017

ESPN is known for throwing its exclusive, VIP-only Super Bowl party that draws a very large number of celebrities, athletes and models. The NEXT party is meant to promote ESPN’s annual NEXT issue which focuses on who and what will be hot in 2017. Notable guests have included Drake, Eli Manning, Tim Tebow, Alex Rodriguez, Robin Thicke and Evander Holyfield, among other A-list names.

*Subject to change

Rolling Stone Super Bowl Saturday Night

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017

All guests that attend this star-studded event will enjoy open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, photo experiences, signed guitar auctions, themed exhibits and dancing models throughout the venue. Celebrity guests have included Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, Erin Andrews, and Mark Cuban, among other A List celebrities.

*Subject to change


Add a Game Day Parking Pass to your experience. Parking is located behind the Gold Jacket Club; car passes are permitted at a ratio of one per 4 guests. You must be a Pro Football Hall of Fame Experiences package buyer to get this parking pass. Cost varies based on vehicle type.


You may also add transportation to your Pro Football Hall of Fame Experiences package*. We will provide sedans, SUVs, vans, mini buses and/or motor coach to take you and your guests to NRG Park. Seating capacity varies. See the chart below.

Vehicle Type

Seating Capacity







Mini Bus


Motor Coach


*If you have purchased a Pro Football Hall of Fame Experiences ticket package with hotel accommodations, transportation may already be included. Check with your sales representative to confirm. 

Get Tickets to Super Bowl LI

Don’t have your tickets yet? Don’t fret! We still have several package options available. Choose from premium seating in the lower level or deluxe seating in the upper level along the sidelines, in the corners and in the end zones. Plus, get exclusive access to the Gold Jacket Club and add on optional hotel accommodations, parking and more.

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