The Super Bowl is returning to Houston in 2017.

NFL owners awarded Super Bowl LI to Houston on Tuesday in Boston. Houston won in a vote over South Florida after San Francisco won Super Bowl L in 2016.

The biggest single game in American sports will be played at Reliant Stadium in February 2017 bringing a multitude of visitors, unprecedented global media attention and tremendous economic impact to Houston.

This is the third Super Bowl for Houston. The city last hosted the big game at Reliant Stadium in 2004.

The Houston Super Bowl Bid Committee, led by chairman Ric Campo, submitted its final bid to each of the NFL owners on May 8. Campo and NRG Energy CEO David Crane made their final presentation in Boston on Tuesday afternoon.

Houston's bid included several novel concepts, including a 10-day festival leading up to the game called "Super Bowl El Centro." Houston will invite fans from cities all over Texas and Mexico for events during the week.

The hub for many Super Bowl activities will be Discovery Green, the 12-acre Downtown park that fronts the Geore R. Brown Convention Center.