Super Bowl 2017 Fan Guide: Everything you need to know

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Super Bowl 2017 Fan Guide: Everything you need to know

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David J. Phillip
The Vince Lombardi Trophy is seen before NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's news conference during preparations for the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Yes, it’s true. The Atlanta Falcons are really going to the Super Bowl this weekend.

What time, what channel

The Super Bowl 2017 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will be broadcast on Fox (6:30 p.m. ET, Feb. 5).

Public watch parties in Atlanta

There won’t be any Super Bowl livestream at the Georgia Dome, but there will be plenty of other public viewing events in Atlanta. Put on your Falcons great and head to the nearest sports bar or viewing party.

Host your own Super Bowl-viewing party

Weren’t able to score an expensive Super Bowl ticket and airfare to Houston? Don’t want to brave the crowded Atlanta sports bar? Host a party in the comfort of your own home.

Fan Gear

Commercials

For many Super Bowl viewers, commercials are half the excitement. Companies pay millions of dollars to air 30-second commercials during the game and advertisers put their best foot forward to grab and keep your attention.

Halftime

Lady Gaga will perform in the halftime show this Sunday in Houston. The last time Houston hosted the Super Bowl, Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake had an infamous wardrobe malfunction that forever changed the halftime show.

Atlanta Falcons history and traditions

This is the second time the Atlanta Falcons have reached the Super Bowl. Better break out the “Dirty Bird” touchdown celebration and brush up on your Falcons knowledge. Do you know how the Atlanta Falcons got their football team name? Or do you know what the mascot it

Things to do in Houston for the Super Bowl

Follow the game and the fans

The Atlanta Falcons have their own team of famous celebrity fans. From Samuel L. Jackson to former President Jimmy Carter to Usher, these fans have helped pack the Georgia Dome during Falcons games.
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