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Houston, Bay Area Secure Super Bowls



    NFL team owners have awarded Super Bowl L and LI to the Bay Area and Houston.

    In Houston, Super Bowl LI will be played at Reliant Stadium, the home of the Houston Texans, in 2017.

    "I can't tell you how excited I am for Houston in being selected as the site for the 2017 Super Bowl," says Houston Texans owner Bob McNair. "This is a worldwide stage that will be constructed in Houston and the world will be watching. It's an opportunity to showcase our wonderful city, the NFL and the Super Bowl all at the same time."

    Reliant Stadium last hosted the big game in 2004.  Houston hosted the game once before that, at Rice Stadium in 1974.

    Details of Houston's 10-day festival, to be called "Super Bowl El Centro," and other plans, will be revealed Friday.

    In the Bay Area, Super Bowl L will be played at the 49ers new stadium due to open in 2014 in Santa Clara, Calif. The Bay Area has hosted the Super Bowl once before, in 1985 when Super Bowl XIX was played in Stanford Stadium.