NFL Experience invades Houston ahead of Super Bowl 51

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Super Bowl 51 is just nine days away but you can get in on the action this weekend.

The NFL Fan Experience opens tomorrow at 10am and gives you and your kids a chance to play, practice skills, and meet former players.

There are virtual reality displays that give you the feel of being in a game, and a host of challenges and obstacle courses that will test everything from your passing skills to 40-yard dash times.

But if you plan to go, the organizers say take advantage this weekend because it will not be as crowded.

"If you live in Houston, this is your Super Bowl if you don't have a ticket to the game," says Mary Pat Augenthaler, vice president of NFL events. "I have seen kids leave here and they thought that they were at the Super Bowl."

The Fan Experience at the George R. Brown Convention Center costs $35 for adults, $25 for kids.

If you want to avoid lengthy lines at the box office, organizers say you can pre-purchase your tickets online or on the phone.

For ticket information, check out Ticketmaster or call 866-TIX-4NFL.
You can find out more about the event and all their exhibits on the NFL Experience website. All current and former military members are eligible for discounted tickets. With a valid military ID, members will receive $15 off an adult ticket and $10 off a kids ticket.

Here's the schedule for the NFL Experience:
  • Sat., Jan. 28: 10AM - 10PM
  • Sun., Jan. 29: 10AM - 8PM
  • Wed., Feb. 1: 3PM - 10PM
  • Thurs., Feb. 2: 3PM - 10PM
  • Fr., Feb. 3: 10AM - 10PM
  • Sat., Feb. 4: 10AM - 10PM
  • Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5: 10AM - 3PM
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