On July 20, 2017 Manchester United and Manchester City will face off in NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. For the European elite team's rivalry game, make it an experience with Avenida Houston.
What is known as Manchester Derby, will be a part of the 2017 International Champions Cup presented by Heineken. The match kicks off at 8:30 pm, and will be broadcasted on ESPN. To have an experience that includes excellent hotels, unique dining and removes the hassle of parking, Avenida Houston is a top spot to make the game an experience.
Before the game
Before you head to NRG Park to cheer on with over 70,000 fans, head to Avenida's main sports bar, Biggio's. The bar is themed after Houston Astro's pitcher and Hall-of-Fame member Craig Biggio, but it will include many locals and fans alike, gearing up for the match. Large, projection screens will allow you to catch pre-match highlights and get Fill yourself with European flavors at Grotto Downtown or Brasserie du Parc, offering Italian and French cuisine.
Getting to the game
There's no need to park for the game when you're staying in Avenida Houston. Just a short ride on the light rail will get you to and from the stadium for cheap. METRORail has a stop next to LAUNCH at the base of Partnership Tower (701 Avenida de las Americas) that will take you to downtown, where you can catch the Red Line to NRG. You may choose to walk to the Red Line as well, just a few blocks from wherever you are in Avenida. Each one-way ticket is $1.25 too!
After the game
Win or lose, you can come back to Avenida Houston and have drinks at Hearsay on the Green, located on the ground floor of the Embassy Suites hotel, the Lobby Bar inside the Hilton Americas-Houston, Cueva in the Marriott Marquis or at The Grove in Discovery Green. Recount your favorite parts of the game over hand-crafted cocktails and excellent atmospheres.
Where to stay
Avenida Houston offers six different hotel options. The Marriott Marquis is the closest hotel to the light rail system. With Biggio's on the ground floor, you can relax before the game in the hotel's Texas-shaped lazy river and patio deck, overlooking Discovery Green and the Downtown Houston skyline. The Hampton Inn / Homewood Suites combination hotel is also close to all transportation options, with an open-air pool deck as well. The Westin offers fine dining at Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse, as well as a short walk to downtown nightlife and light rail access. On the south end, the Hilton Americas-Houston and Embassy Suites are within walking distance to METRORail lines, and both offer excellent lobby bars.
After you purchase your tickets to this once-in-a-lifetime event, plan your stay in Avenida Houston. Enjoy the game and the experience, without the hassles.