Take a look around NRG Stadium, home of Super Bowl LI

NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, ahead of Super Bowl LI. (Michael Wesp/Nexstar Media)

HOUSTON (NEXSTAR MEDIA) — Big events need big spaces.

Here are some interesting facts about the massive space that will host Super Bowl LI this weekend.

  • The NRG Complex spans 350 acres—that’s more than twice the size of Disneyland!
  • Driving in? There are 26,000 parking spaces, which is more than Houston’s Intercontinental Airport.
  • It’s big. Very big. There are 15 elevators and 20 escalators to get you around.
  • Sit and watch: The seating capacity is 72,220. It could seat the student bodies of Texas A&M and Southern Methodist University with more than a thousand seats to spare.
  • Get some sun! The roof opening is 500-by-385 feet. That’s larger than a football field. It takes 7 minutes to open it.
  • Seriously, don’t worry about having enough space. The stadium has 1.9 million square feet of floor space and a 97,000-square-foot playing surface.
  • Need to leave your seat? Don’t worry, you won’t miss a moment of playing time. There are more than 1,550 HD LCD Flat Screen televisions in public areas to catch all the action.
  • Can’t make it to ‘the big game?’ You can come another time. The NRG Stadium Complex hosts over 500 events per year.

Sources: www.nrgpark.com, wikipedia.org/wiki/Disneyland, www.ifly.com

WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s