HOUSTON - We are just 100 days away from Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium and there is a big game plan to welcome the world to the city of Houston.
Organizers say a lot is being done around the city to improve the area long after the Super Bowl crowds leave town.
The big game is the last thing on the minds of the Greater Houston Partnership and Visit Houston.
"We look at it as an opportunity to really enhance what we have, an amazing product to begin with." said Mike Waterman, President of Visit Houston.
That product is the city of Houston which will receive nearly $2 billion dollars worth of economic improvements.
Some of the upgrades coming to the Discovery Green area include nine new restaurants as well as an upgrade to the street in front of the convention center.
There is also the new Midtown Park that will be between downtown hotels and NRG Stadium.
We're told 84,000 hotel rooms around the city will also be available the week of the Super Bowl.
"There's so much to do here in Houston. I think people have a different perception of Texas and of Houston." said Eric Dickerson.
The Hall of Famer and Sealy native was on hand Friday to help stir up the excitement for the game.
"People think it's just cowboy hats, but that is part of Texas and it's always nothing but barbecue and cows, but it's not like that." Dickerson said.
Organizers expect 10,000 volunteers on hand to welcome guests and another 20,000 people credentialed to work, including media, security and NFL staffers.