• Falcons fans roll out to Houston for Super Bowl

    By: Carl Willis , Fred Blankenship

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    Atlanta Falcons fans are rolling out to Houston for the Super Bowl.

    Fans in College Park held a rally Friday night before loading their buses to Texas.

    “We’re going to take the Super Bowl by storm,” Imari Harvard said.

    Two buses will take fans from several cities to the big game.

    “We probably have five cities represented where people are actually driving to Atlanta to jump in the bus and take the ride with us,” Ryan Hill said.


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    In Doraville, Fulton County chairman John Eaves led chants at another pep rally hosted by Kiss 104.1’s Sasha the Diva.

    Fans were ready to go in hopes of Atlanta fulfilling a dream that fell short once before.

    “Fifteen years I’ve been waiting for this. So many heartbreak, but I just feel this one in my bones,” Charles Jenkins said.

    In Houston, Channel 2’s Fred Blankenship met up with Falcons fans who had already arrived in town.

    “I’m out here to watch the Falcons win their first Super Bowl title,” one fan said.

    The Houston host committee has been planning for years for the fans to come and enjoy the city.

    The committee is expecting 72,000 people at NRG Stadium for the game.

    “A lot of work has to be done in collaboration with the NFL. They bring a huge team to the city as well,” Vice president of Public Affairs Hasting Stewart said.

    There will be a free fans fest and lots of food and music outside the stadium on game day. 

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