Fans enter Super Bowl stadium as we count down to kickoff
Posted:Feb 05 2017 03:23PM EST
Updated:Feb 05 2017 03:41PM EST
HOUSTON (WTXF/AP) - Fans started entering NRG Stadium four hours before the Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons.
The Patriots are going for their fifth Super Bowl in the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick era. A win would give Brady the most Super Bowls in league history, breaking a tie with Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw.
The Patriots have overcome Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension, star tight end Rob Gronkowski's season-ending back surgery and the loss of two defensive stalwarts, Chandler Jones and Jamie Collins.
The Falcons, making their second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history, are going for their first title led by league MVP Matt Ryan and wide receiver Julio Jones.
Country star Luke Bryan will do the national anthem and Lady Gaga will perform the halftime show.
New England will enter the game as a 3-point favorite.
Did you plan to go?
FOX Houston station KRIV reports, "The least expensive tickets available for Super Bowl LI as of game day morning are $2,619 in the Upper Corner section. Super Bowl LI tickets have sold in the range of $1,500 to $15,432. Last year at this time, Super Bowl 50 ticket price range was between $1,040 and $27,983."