Your ticket to the Super Bowl might cost $0

Do you dream of going to the Super Bowl but don't have a couple thousand dollars lying around? The NFL might have you covered.

The league said Thursday it will give away 500 free tickets to its championship game to reward loyal fans.

League Commissioner Roger Goodell said: "We know that tickets are out of reach for most people. ... We want to thank our fans for their love and support of our teams and the game."

Every NFL team's Super Bowl 52 odds at the start of the 2017 season:

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Every NFL team's Super Bowl 52 odds
Cleveland Browns

Super Bowl odds: Odds not listed

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by: 2017 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)

San Francisco 49ers

Super Bowl odds: Odds not listed

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

New York Jets

Super Bowl odds: 500/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)

Indianapolis Colts

Super Bowl odds: 500/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

New York Giants

Super Bowl odds: 500/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Arizona Cardinals

Super Bowl odds: 150/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Chicago Bears

Super Bowl odds: 100/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Baltimore Ravens

Super Bowl odds: 100/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals

Super Bowl odds: 100/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Super Bowl odds: 100/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Chargers

Super Bowl odds: 66/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

Miami Dolphins

Super Bowl odds: 66/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Washington Redskins

Super Bowl odds: 66/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Buffalo Bills

Super Bowl odds: 50/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Jacksonville Jaguars

Super Bowl odds: 50/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Houston Texans

Super Bowl odds: 40/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos

Super Bowl odds: 40/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Oakland Raiders

Super Bowl odds: 33/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Tennessee Titans

Super Bowl odds: 33/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/ Getty Images)

Detroit Lions

Super Bowl odds: 33/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Carolina Panthers

Super Bowl odds: 33/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Green Bay Packers

Super Bowl odds: 33/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Todd Kirkland/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

New Orleans Saints

Super Bowl odds: 22/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Dallas Cowboys

Super Bowl odds: 20/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Rams

Super Bowl odds: 18/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings

Super Bowl odds: 16/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Atlanta Falcons

Super Bowl odds: 16/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Seattle Seahawks

Super Bowl odds: 10/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Kansas City Chiefs

Super Bowl odds: 10/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Steelers

Super Bowl odds: 15/2

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Eagles

Super Bowl odds: 7/1

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

New England Patriots

Super Bowl odds: 13/4

Last updated 10/25

(Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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So how loving and supportive are we talking? Well, the NFL put it this way — its teams are handing out more than half of those tickets because "no one is in a greater position to know fans personally."

The league says its clubs will surprise fans at stadiums, tailgates and even their homes.

Alternatively, the NFL itself plans to hand out 180 tickets at its own events, youth clinics and on social media.

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We're guessing competition will be tight. Five hundred tickets amounts to less than 1 percent of the available seats at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis — the venue for this year's Super Bowl.

Each Super Bowl's Most Valuable Player:

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Each Super Bowl's Most Valuable Player

Super Bowl I: Bart Starr, Green Bay Packers quarterback

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Super Bowl II: Bart Starr, Green Bay Packers quarterback

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Super Bowl III: Joe Namath, New York Jets quarterback

(Photo by Bettmann via Getty Images)

Super Bowl IV: Len Dawson, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback

(Photo by Tony Tomsic/Getty Images)

Super Bowl V: Chuck Howley, Dallas Cowboys linebacker

Howley is the only player from a losing team to be chosen as the game's MVP. 

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Super Bowl VI: Roger Staubach, Dallas Cowboys quarterback

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Super Bowl VII: Jake Scott, Miami Dolphins safety

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Super Bowl VIII: Larry Csonka, Miami Dolphins running back

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Super Bowl IX: Franco Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers running back

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Super Bowl X: Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver

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Super Bowl XI: Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland Raiders wide receiver

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Super Bowl XII: Harvey Martin (pictured), Dallas Cowboys defensive end and Randy White, Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle

This is the only time in history that two MVPs were declared. 

Randy White is also the only defensive tackle to win the award to date.

(Photo by Kidwiler Collection/Diamond Images via Getty Images)

Super Bowl XIII: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback

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Super Bowl XIV: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback

Bradshaw joined Bart Starr as the only players to win the MVP Award in back-to-back years.

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Super Bowl XV: Jim Plunkett, Oakland Raiders quarterback

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Super Bowl XVI: Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers quarterback

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Super Bowl XVII: John Riggins, Washington Redskins running back

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Super Bowl XVIII: Marcus Allen, Los Angeles Raiders running back

(Photo by Bettmann via Getty Images)

Super Bowl XIX: Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers quarterback

This was the second time Montana won the award.

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Super Bowl XX: Richard Dent, Chicago Bears defensive end

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Super Bowl XXI: Phil Simms, New York Giants quarterback

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Super Bowl XXII: Doug Williams, Washington Redskins quarterback

(Photo by Bettmann via Getty Images)

Super Bowl XXIII: Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver

(Photo via Reuters)

Super Bowl XXIV: Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers quarterback

With this award, Montana became the first player in history to be the Super Bowl MVP three times. 

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Super Bowl XXV: Ottis Anderson, New York Giants running back

(Photo by Allen Dean Steele/Getty Images)

Super Bowl XVI: Mark Rypien, Washington Redskins quarterback

(Photo by: Andy Hayt/Getty Images)

Super Bowl XVII: Troy Aikman, Dallas Cowboys quarterback

(Photo credit ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Super Bowl XVIII: Emmitt Smith, Dallas Cowboys running back

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Super Bowl XXIX: Steve Young, San Francisco 49ers quarterback

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Super Bowl XXX: Larry Brown, Dallas Cowboys cornerback

Brown is the only cornerback to win the MVP Award to date. 

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Super Bowl XXXI: Desmond Howard, Green Bay Packers kick/punt returner

Howard is the only punt returner to win the MVP Award to date. 

(Photo by Al Bello /Allsport via Getty Images)

Super Bowl XXXII: Terrell Davis, Denver Broncos running back

(Photo via Reuters)

Super Bowl XXXIII: John Elway, Denver Broncos quarterback

(Photo via Reuters)

Super Bowl XXXIV: Kurt Warner, St. Louis Rams quarterback

(Photo via Reuters)

Super Bowl XXXV: Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens linebacker

(Photo via Reuters)

Super Bowl XXXVI: Tom Brady, New England Patriots quarterback

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Super Bowl XXXVII: Dexter Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety

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Super Bowl XXXVIII: Tom Brady, New England Patriots

This was Brady's second time being selected as Super Bowl MVP. 

(Photo via REUTERS/Win McNamee)

Super Bowl XXXIX: Deion Branch, New England Patriots wide receiver

(Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Super Bowl XL: Hines Ward, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver

(Photo by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Super Bowl XLI: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts quarterback

(Photo via REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

Super Bowl XLII: Eli Manning, New York Giants quarterback

(Photo via REUTERS/Mike Blake)

Super Bowl XLIII: Santonio Holmes, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver

(Photo via REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

Super Bowl XLIV: Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints quarterback

(Photo via REUTERS/Jeff Haynes)

Super Bowl XLV: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers quarterback

(Photo via REUTERS/Mike Segar)

Super Bowl XLVI: Eli Manning, New York Giants quarterback

This was Manning's second time being named MVP. 

(Photo via REUTERS/Gary Hershorn)

Super Bowl XLVII: Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens quarterback

(Photo via REUTERS/Jeff Haynes)

Super Bowl XLVIII: Malcolm Smith, Seattle Seahawks linebacker

(Photo by Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters)

Super Bowl XLIX: Tom Brady, New England Patriots quarterback

Brady joined Joe Montana as the only players to be named Super Bowl MVP three times. 

Brady insisted the truck he was given with the award instead be given to cornerback Malcolm Butler. 

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Super Bowl 50: Von Miller, Denver Broncos linebacker

(Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

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If you're trying to score from the league, being a Minnesotan might help. The NFL said it's partnering with the Super Bowl Host Committee to "ensure local fans are identified."

The bad news is if you don't get in free, ticket packages for the public start around $6,000. The average price for a Super Bowl ticket on the secondary market has generally been around $3,000.

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