Founded in 1921, the Green Bay Packers are a professional football team based in Green Bay, WI who compete in the National Football League (NFL) in the NFC North division. They are the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team based in the United States. The Packers play their home games at Lambeau Field in front of 82,000 fans.
The team was founded by Earl “Curly” Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun. Although Green Bay is by far the smallest major league professional sports market in North America, its local fan and media base extends 120 miles south into Milwaukee.
The Packers won the first two Super Bowls in 1967 and 1968 and were the only NFL team to defeat the American Football League (AFL) prior to the AFL–NFL merger. The Vince Lombardi Trophy is named after the Packers head coach of the same name, who guided them to their first two Super Bowls. Brett Favre, Willie Davis, Cal Hubbard, and Henry Jordan are a few of the NFL Hall of Famers to play in the Packers organization.
The Atlanta Falcons are an NFL football team based in Atlanta and play their home games at Philips Arena. The Falcons play in the National Football Conference (NFC) South division. The Falcons joined the NFL in 1965 as an expansion team. The Falcons are the oldest NFC team in that region. The Falcons have won division championships in 1980, 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2012. Their only Super Bowl appearance was during the 1998 season in Super Bowl XXXIII. Their new stadium the Mercedes-Benz Stadium began construction in May of 2014, with play projected to begin there during the 2017 season.