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Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank is paying for every team employee to go to the Super Bowl in Houston

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.

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 $100,000.

Blank, the co-founder of Home Depot, is worth a cool $3 billion. This shouldn't be too much of a problem.

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ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 22: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers throws as he is hit by Deion Jones #45 of the Atlanta Falcons in the first quarter in the NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on January 22, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 22: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons is hit by Jake Ryan #47 of the Green Bay Packers in the first quarter in the NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on January 22, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 22: Jared Cook #89 of the Green Bay Packers fails to make a catch in the endzone in the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on January 22, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Logan Ryan #26 of the New England Patriots attempts to break up a pass inteded for Cobi Hamilton #83 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on from the sideline during the second half against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Jim Nantz interviews Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots after the Patriots defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17 to win the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Jan 22, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; The Atlanta Falcons after defeating the Green Bay Packers in the 2017 NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome. Atlanta won 44-21. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Jan 22, 2017; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett (88) celebrates after the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2017 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Jan 22, 2017; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates after a touchdown by running back LeGarrette Blount (not pictured) against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the third quarter in the 2017 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Jan 22, 2017; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount celebrates with fans in the stands after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2017 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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