HOUSTON — February 5 is going to be one huge day in the Bayou City. That's when Super Bowl LI takes place at NRG Stadium! On Saturday, thousands of volunteers gathered at the Toyota Center for an orientation program from the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee to get ready for the big event.
"These guys are pivotal," Andy Newman, the director for volunteer programs for the host committee said. "They will genuinely make the difference between a good and a great Super Bowl. They are firmly part of our team. They are the stars of our team."
More than 20,000 people showed interest in being a Super Bowl volunteer, with 10,000 being ultimately selected.
"A lot of times you hear negative things about Houston, but we're Houston born and bread," one of the volunteers, Tysh Shaw, said. "We love our city, and we want everyone who comes here to feel the same as we do."
Volunteers will work multiple shifts from a time period between January 27-February 6. For more information on the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee, click here.