TIBA installed in Houston First Convention district ahead of the 2017 Super Bowl

October 05, 2016


TIBA installed in Houston First Convention district ahead of the 2017 Super Bowl


Atlanta, GA

October 5, 2016


TIBA Parking will provide parking solutions for the Houston First convention district, helping the city to prepare to host the 2017 Super Bowl in February at the NRG Stadium. Tens of thousands of football fans are expected to arrive in Houston for the Super Bowl with ancillary events at Discovery Green and the GRB Convention Center. TIBA was chosen for its exceptional customer experience, seamless installation and minimal maintenance requirements.


Houston First awarded the project to Parking Guidance Systems to install 61 lanes of TIBA PARCS equipment for the extensive properties of the Houston First Convention District.


Houston First, the sister company that works hand in hand with the city of Houston manages over 10 city-owned buildings, properties and underground and surface parking facilities.

The Houston First convention district encompasses the George R. Brown Convention Center, the 1,200-room Hilton Americas-Houston, which is connected to the convention center via double-deck pedestrian sky bridge, the 12-acre Discovery Green park, and the new Marriott Marquis Houston, also connected to the GRB Convention center.


The Houston First convention district is comprised of 4 parking garages:

  • AVN Garage (Marriott), 1846 Spaces
  • AVS Garage (Hilton), 1450 Spaces
  • AVC Garage (Discovery Green), 667 spaces
  • Toyota Tundra Garage (Toyota Center) Spaces 2478


These four garages are used regularly for the following events:

  • Houston Rockets Games (Basketball)
  • Houston Aeros Games (Hockey)
  • Houston Astros Games (Baseball)
  • Houston Dynamo Games (Soccer)
  • The George R Brown Convention center
  • Events at the Discovery Green, Marriott & Hilton


TIBA was chosen for its flexibility, reliability, willingness to integrate and robust low maintenance equipment; one of the most important requirements was the ability to manage 4 garages from one central location.

For Houston First TIBA integrates with:

  • Hilton’s proprietary customer information system, OnQ
  • Starwood integration with Marriott
  • EMV
  • LPR
  • Mobile Parking Reservation
  • Web Validation
  • Mobile Validation


“With most PARCS systems humans are waiting on the equipment. But with TIBA the technology is waiting on the customers.”  Says Christophe Malsang, Director of Parking at Houston First Corporation.

“TIBA is thrilled to supply an important infrastructure project for Houston First” Says Jon Bowsher, President TIBA US. “We were able to meet the manifold needs of each property and are confident that parking for Super Bowl and all future events will run without a hitch.”



TIBA Parking is a global market leader providing innovative parking solutions that are geared to help operators monetize their parking assets.  Customers from diverse industries, such  as Airports, Universities, Shopping Centers, Municipalities, Medical Centers, among others can benefit from a wide range of solutions that are built with exceptional and intuitive design and craftmanship. TIBA parking is focused on clients’ efficiency and profitability, maximizing ROI. TIBA’s extensive dealer network serves the US and Canadian markets, Australia, Europe Africa and Asia. For more information about TIBA visit www.tibaparking.com


Parking Guidance Systems LLC

Parking Guidance Systems was born out of the quest to represent the most state-of-the-art parking solutions.  Each of the product lines represented have taken parking management, guidance and administration to the next level. Parking Guidance Systems provides solutions to improve indoor parking systems, improve efficiency and profitability of outdoor urban street and more. With more than 22 years of parking system “problem solving” experience, PGS help customers design the best system for enhanced parking experience.  For more information visit http://www.parkingguidancesystems.com/



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Debbie Schuval

TIBA Parking