Houston spending $1.5 billion to spruce up downtown in preparation for Super Bowl 51

Where’s the money going for Super Bowl 51?

On Thursday, we dug deeper and found that $250 million of that is being put into the complete facelift and reconstruction of George R. Brown Convention Center. Houston First—the tourism bureau—will be putting that money up and that comes from hotel tax dollars.

It will cost more $400 million to build the Marriott Marquis—a hotel that will sit right off of Discovery Green and be the host hotel for the area. That will be funded by private investors

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