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For just the second time in franchise history and the first time since 1999, the Atlanta Falcons are headed to the Super Bowl. And when they take the field against the Patriots in Houston, their entire franchise will be there to support them.
According to Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Constitution-Journal, franchise owner Arthur Blank is paying to send every Falcons employee – every single one! – to Houston for the big game.
Falcons owner Arthur Blank plans to take every employee in organization to Super Bowl. We’re talking hundreds.
— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzAJC) January 23, 2017
As SB Nation revealed, there are approximately 270 employees in the Falcons directory, and the cheapest Super Bowl tickets are currently listed at over $3,000. When you factor in travel arrangements, we’re talking well over $800,000.
Blank, the co-founder of Home Depot, is worth a cool $3 billion. This shouldn’t be too much of a problem.