((donna))football fans -- gearing up for super bowl 51 -- as the new england patriots face the atlanta falcons.((kevin))that's right -- we are just six days away from the "big game" in houston.john kucko is live tonight in texas with more.good evening, john!
((kucko)) super bowl 51 will be played at the stadium behind me, nrg stadium.
Right next to it is the iconic astrodome...the first ever domed stadium in the world.
The astrodome opened in 1965.
It was the first stadium to use astroturf.
Was home to the old houston oilers, as well as the astros.
It became obsolete in the mid 90's.
In 2005 it was used as.
A hair staging area for victims of hurricane katrina.the houston texans joined the nfl in 2002 and their stadium, now nrg stadium was built adjacent to the old astrodome.
It's on the national register of historic places.