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Super Bowl schedule 2017: Dates and times for the full week

The entire week is an event leading up to the Super Bowl.

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Super Bowl week is an event. This year, Texas has earned hosting duties for Super Bowl 51, which will be played between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots, and all the bells and whistles that come with it.

The city of Houston will turn into a small-scale Olympic Village to host the mass of football fans descending upon the Lone Star State. It’s seven days jammed back with everything you can imagine, centered around the Super Bowl but existing entirely on its own as well. Fans without tickets to the big game will still have several options to chase the NFL experience, ranging from breakfasts to concerts in the lead-up to Sunday’s showdown.

Super Bowl LIVE will be held throughout the week, giving fans a 250,000 square foot playground for the nine days buttressing the biggest game in football. The NFL describes it as a “fan village” and it’s open during the evenings (and later in the week, the afternoons as well) with features like a virtual reality trip to Mars. It’ll also contain a rarity for warm-weather Texas -- an outdoor skating rink.

For fans unwilling to spend the $4,700 it will cost for an average ticket, shelling out $14 to skate adjacent to some other fans could be a reasonable alternative.

A handful of NFL legends will be on hand to hit the links Friday in the Legends on the Links NFL Foundation Golf Tournament . Prior years have featured superstars like Jim Brown, Jim Taylor, Paul Warfield, Jack Youngblood, and Chris Doleman. But Friday isn’t just for relaxing on the golf course; it will also be the day the league gives back to Houston. The Kickoff to Rebuild, despite its awkward name, will devote NFL resources to improving the city through service projects. This series of events will “provide critical home repairs for low-income homeowners and their communities.”

The University of Houston will play host to a food-tasting event that pairs NFL legends with regional foods from across the league Friday. The following morning, Tony Dungy, Roger Staubach, Bruce Matthews, Bob McNair, and Anthony Munoz will all be on hand for the 2017 Super Bowl Breakfast, where a table of 10 will only cost you a mere $2,500.

If music is more your thing than food, the league has several options available. The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will bring Christian acts like Cece Winans, Natalie Grant, the NFL Players’ Choice, and the Prairie View A&M Marching Storm. For a more secular, Lone Star-tinged experience, Texas artists like Solange, Leon Bridges, ZZ Top and Gary Clark Jr. will perform at Super Bowl LIVE throughout the week. And, if you’re nostalgic for last year’s halftime show, Bruno Mars will be in town Friday for an unrelated show.

You can check out the full schedule of events below. There’s also a full list of all the events here.

Full schedule (all times Eastern)

Monday, Jan. 30

Super Bowl LIVE: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Super Bowl Opening Night (Media Day): 8:15 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 31

Super Bowl LIVE: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 1

Super Bowl LIVE: 4 p.m. - midnight

Bridgestone Fan Gallery: 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.

NFL Experience: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 2

Bridgestone Fan Gallery: 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Super Bowl LIVE: 4 p.m. - midnight

NFL Experience: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 3

NFL Foundation Golf Tournament: 9:00 a.m.

Kickoff To Rebuild: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NFL Experience: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Bridgestone Fan Gallery: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Super Bowl LIVE: 11 a.m. - midnight

Super Bowl Gospel Celebration: 8:30 p.m

Saturday, Feb. 4

Super Bowl Breakfast: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

NFL Experience: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Bridgestone Fan Gallery: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Super Bowl LIVE: 11 a.m. - midnight

Taste of the NFL: Party with a Purpose: 7 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 5

NFL Experience: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Bridgestone Fan Gallery: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Super Bowl LIVE: 11 a.m. - midnight

GameDay Fan Plaza: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Super Bowl LI - Player Introductions and national anthem: 6 p.m.

Super Bowl LI Kickoff: 6:30 p.m.