LIVE BLOG: Latest on Super Bowl LI in Houston

HOUSTON – The latest on Super Bowl LI events, concerts, celeb sightings and parties in Houston. We’ll keep this live blog updated with the latest through Super Bowl Sunday!

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4:44 p.m. Sunday - The Players Tailgate wraps up at Mike Calvert Toyota near NRG Stadium. Current and former NFL players, fans and celebrity chef Guy Fieri were among the attendees who enjoyed gourmet food, drinks, music and a silent auction ahead of Super Bowl LI.

Check out the photos here

4:20 p.m. Sunday - The roof of NRG Stadium will be closed for the Super Bowl game, according to an NFL official. 

3:39 p.m. Sunday - Vice President Pence stopped at Pappa's for some Texas BBQ before the big game on Sunday.

2:57 p.m. Sunday - A look at the inside ofNRG stadium less than 3 hours away from kickoff!

 

 

2:53 p.m. Sunday - James Corden's sisters were spotted having a little fun with some cowboys outside NRG Stadium. 

 

2:08 p.m. Sunday - The Willowridge High School marching band performs at NRG Stadium!

1:50 p.m. Sunday - The Atlanta Falcons arrive at NRG Stadium. 

 

 

1:18 p.m. Sunday - The gates have officially opened at NRG Stadium. 

 

 

1:06 p.m. Sunday - The NFL Players Tailgate is in full swing! 

12:58 p.m. Sunday- Vice President Mike Pence is headed to Houston for the game. 

 

 

12:15 p.m. Sunday- Chef Guy Fieri is spotted at the NFL Players Tailgate which is just getting started.

 

 

12:03 p.m. Sunday- Falcons fans are ready for today's game. They are counting down the hours before kickoff! 

 

 

9:52 a.m. Sunday- Tickets are still available for the game, but they aren't cheap!

 

 

9 a.m. Sunday- Pope Francis shares a special message ahead of Super Bowl LI. 

 

 

7:30 a.m. Sunday- It's GAME DAY! Thousands of fans are expected to fill the stands of NRG Stadium as the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons. Take a look at the stadium before today's game...

3:30 a.m. Sunday - Celebrities from NFL players to actors, musicians and models were out in Sugar Land on Saturday night for Maxim's Super Bowl party at the Smart Financial Centre. The event featured performances by rapper and native Houstonian Travis Scott, DJ Khaled and DNCE. Several Houston Texans were spotted at the party as well!

Check out photos from the Maxim party here.

1:27 a.m. Sunday - The Rolling Stone party at the Museum of Fine Arts was the hottest ticket in town this Super Bowl weekend. DJ Cassidy and Nas had the celebrity-filled crowd rockin’ the dance floor. 

Check out our photos! 

12:20 a.m. Sunday

Several celebrities and athletes turned out for the Texas-themed The Big Game Big Give party in the Memorial area Saturday night to help raise money for Lemonade Day


Click here for the photos!

11:11 p.m. Saturday - Celebrity chefs, athletes and The Band Perry entertained a full house tonight at the Taste of the NFL event. See the photos here!


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10:58 pm. Saturday -- we just updated our main celebrity photo slideshow with the latest sightings in Houston! Take a look

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10:45 p.m. Saturday -- The Rolling Stone party at the Museum of Fine Arts welcomed celebrities and NFL stars like Diplo, Big Sean, Adrian Grenier, Alyssa Milano, Andrew Sendejo, Eddie Lacy and more.

10:35 p.m. Saturday -- Fans packed the exclusive, invitation-only Taylor Swift concert at Club Nomadic and KHOU 11 reporter Tim Wetzel was there.

10:31 p.m. Saturday -- John Legend and Chrissy Teigen spotted on Club Nomadic red carpet

 

 

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10:27 p.m. Saturday -- From reporter Tim Wetzel at Club Nomadic: "Just interviewed Tim Tebow on red carpet at Club Nomadic. Says he's excited to see Taylor Swift tonight."

 

 

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10:01 p.m. Saturday -- Warren Sapp at the @RollingStone #SuperBowl party

 

 

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9:51 p.m. Saturday -- Viking and former Rice star Andrew Sendejo (@Asendejo) killing the pose game on @RollingStone #SuperBowl red carpet

 

 

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9:30 pm. Saturday -- From Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner: "Getting ready to introduce @ZZTop at #SBLive in @DiscoveryGreen."

 

 

 

 

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9:29 p.m. Saturday -- Alyssa Milano joins @RollingStone #SuperBowl red carpet

 

 

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9:27 p.m. Saturday -- Entourage star Adrian Grenier on @RollingStone #SuperBowl red carpet

 

 

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9:25 p.m. Saturday -- Celebrities walked the red carpet at Club Nomadic Saturday evening ahead of the Taylor Swift concert.

KHOU 11 reporter Tim Wetzel was live on Facebook from the red carpet. 

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8:38 p.m. Saturday -- Fans lined up at Club Nomadic for Taylor Swift! Doors open at 9pm. It's an "invite only, no tickets, private event". Here's video from reporter Tim Wetzel.

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8:22 p.m. Saturday -- No estimates as far as crowd size at the packed Super Bowl Live tonight. It's at capacity, however. Officials say Friday they had about 130,000 people and Thursday there were about 125,000.

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8:06 p.m. Saturday -- We're at the Big Game Big Give charity party in the Memorial area. Here are just a few of the celebs we've spotted so far... Actors Josh Brolin, David Schwimmer and actor/comedian Rob Riggle! Check back for more later!! Photos: Big stars at Big Game Big Give party in Memorial

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8:02 p.m. Saturday -- BREAKING: Atlanta's Matt Ryan beats out New England's Tom Brady for Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award. Tap here for more details.

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7:41 pm. Saturday -- More celeb pics coming in!

Photos: Celebrities and athletes on the NFL Honors red carpet -> on.khou.com/2kAWWwN

Photos: Fanatics Super Bowl Party draws rappers, sports stars, celebrities-> on.khou.com/2kFlxA2

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7:30 p.m. Saturday- ZZ Top, Gary Clark Jr. and The Suffers with special guest Bun B provided the entertainment on Saturday Night. The crowd reached capacity early in the evening resulting in many fans getting turned away at the gates. 

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7:20 p.m. -- Tickets for NFL Experience sold out about an hour ago! If you want tix for tomorrow, they're still available online #khou11 #sb51

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7:19 p.m. Saturday -- BREAKING: LaDainian Tomlinson, Kurt Warner, Terrell Davis among seven-man Hall of Fame class.

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6:40 p.m. Saturday -- Super Bowl LIVE in downtown Houston has reached capacity, officials said. It will be closed for the remainder of the evening and will reopen Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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6:19 p.m. Saturday -- Just a brief snippet of @TheSuffers. Started their free show just moments ago #khou11 #SuperBowlLIVE

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6:10 p.m. Saturday -- Former @Katyfootball QB @andydalton14 played a lot at Rhodes Stadium. Today...he brought some NFL friends, UFC's @sagenorthcutt, too #SB51

6:04 p.m. Saturday -- By the way, we are now less than 24 hours from kickoff at Super Bowl LI!

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5:52 p.m. Saturday -- Houston's Hobby airport is packed with private planes of the rich & famous, in town to see #SuperBowl

 

 

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5:35 p.m. Saturday -- BIG UPDATE: We've just been informed that the NFL Experience is SOLD OUT for Saturday. Super Bowl Live is still open to the public for free, big crowds waiting to go through security. Current NFL Experience ticket holders will be allowed in.

 

 

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5:32 p.m. Saturday -- Annunciation Catholic Church was just donated TWO tix to #SuperBowl! LIVE auction happening downtown at 8:30. Starting bid, $6k. GO!

 

 

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5:27 p.m. Saturday -- Cool video tweeted by reporter Chris Pollone earlier- "Just had some very fast visitors at NRG Stadium. @AFThunderbirds practicing the flyover for #SB51"

 

 

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5:22 p.m. Saturday -- Take a listen: Fountains flowing again at Tranquility Park in @DowntownHouston for the Super Bowl crowds

 

 

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5:10 p.m. Saturday -- "We're going to win Sunday. I guarantee it." Broadway Joe Namath is in downtown Houston at the Wortham Theatre for NFL Honors.

 

 

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5:06 p.m. Saturday -- #Texans owner Bob McNair calls Houston hosting #SB51 "bittersweet" ... #Texans owner Bob McNair: "I think we're very close. All it takes is a play here and a play there, we had two balls dropped in the end zone"

 

 

 

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4:59 p.m. Saturday -- Update on NFL Experience tickets for today: NFL Experience tickets for today for sale in limited quantities at the box office ONLY for 6PM/7PM/8PM slots. Sale starts at 6PM.

 

 

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4:58 p.m. Saturday -- On the red carpet at the Wortham Theatre, Houston Oilers great...Elvin Bethea at the NFL Honors event.

 

 

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4:48 p.m. Saturday -- It would appear a snake joined in on the Trump protest that marched to Super Bowl Live, tweets Keri Blakinger from the Houston Chronicle.

 

 

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4:47 p.m. Saturday -- Staff at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Memorial City and in Katy posted adorable photos of newborns to their Facebook and Twitter pages today. The babies were feeling the football spirit and are ready for tomorrow's big game!

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4:36 pm. Saturday -- The "Resist Trump" protesters are now leaving the Super Bowl Live area after gathering for about an hour.

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4:30 pm. Saturday -- The longest line for Super Bowl Live appears to be on the north side of the George R. Brown next to Biggio's Sports Bar. Be prepared to pack your patience for the wait to get in as the security lines are long!

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4:21 p.m. Saturday -- Our live video stream from the NFL Honors red carpet is online now. Watch LIVE here.

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4:19 pm. Saturday -- Warning! Heading down to Super Bowl Live? Be prepared for a long wait at the security lines.

 

 

 

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4:04 p.m. Saturday -- An airplane is flying this banner above Super Bowl Live as "Resist Trump, Resist Hate" protesters march not far away.

 

 

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3:58 p.m. Saturday -- A funny tweet from our sports reporter Daniel Gotera.. what do YOU think the shirt means?

 

 

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3:45 pm. Saturday - Air 11 is over the "Resist Trump" protest as it makes its way to the Super Bowl Live area. Super Bowl Live is having its biggest day yet with thousands gathered for the festivities the day before the big game at NRG Stadium.

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3:25 p.m. Saturday - A "Resist Trump" travel ban protest started at Houston's City Hall. About 200 people are making their way to Super Bowl Live right now. Raw video from our reporter on the street.

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3:06 p.m. Saturday -- Thousands pouring into #SuperBowlLIVE for this big Saturday. @TheSuffers @GaryClarkJr and @ZZTop to headline main stage 

 

 

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3 p.m. Saturday- Pro athletes and celebrities gathered at Rhodes Stadium on February 4, 2016 to play in the 16th Annual Celebrity Flag Football Challenge. Some of the big names included Andy Dalton, Michael Bennett and Doug Flutie.

8 a.m. Saturday- The Super Bowl Breakfast was held at the Marriott Marquis on Saturday, February 4. The 2017 Bart Starr Award was presented to Matthew Slater, New England Patriots, for character, integrity and leadership on and off the field. Due to a schedule conflict, Matthew’s father, retired NFL OT Jackie Slater, accepted the award for his son.  James Brown (CBS) emceed along with Tony Dungy, Bob McNair, Roger Staubach and others.

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7:56 a.m. Saturday- KHOU 11 News Saturday morning is LIVE from the NFL Experience. Take an inside look...

7:00 a.m. Saturday- As of Saturday morning, the Houston Super Bowl Committee says more than 500,000 people have visited Super Bowl LIVE in Discovery Green. 

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5:49 a.m. Saturday- Super Bowl volunteers to give insight on how things are going so far in the KHOU 11 News Saturday Morning Show! 

 

 

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2:27 a.m. Saturday- From actors to athletes, the stars came out for ESPN The Party Friday night in a warehouse off Washington. Fergie performed along with DJ Khaled. She was fashionably late which explains why I'm posting this in the wee hours of the morning. Hope you enjoy the photos! 



 

Mobile users: Click here for the photos!

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12:31 a.m. Saturday- John Legend was at the Bruno Mars concert tonight at Club Nomadic and said he couldn't wait for the show!

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TAP HERE FOR PAGE 2 OF THE LIVE BLOG with Thursday & Friday's updates

 

 

 

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