Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank paid for every team employee to go to the Super Bowl

For just the second time in franchise history and the first time since 1999, the Atlanta Falcons are in 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 paid 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 $800,000.

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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