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Where to see NFL football in Mississippi River Country

From historic powerhouses to football-crazed cities great for a tailgate, there’s plenty of football fun to be had in Mississippi River Country.

Green Bay Packers Tailgate Village in Titletown District
Titletown, Green Bay (Credit: Travel Wisconsin)

The heart of America is home to some of the NFL’s most iconic teams. From historic powerhouses like the Green Bay Packers to teams in football-crazed cities like the New Orleans Saints, there’s plenty of gameday fun to be had throughout the 10-state region.

Here’s a closer look at the NFL teams in Mississippi River Country.

Minnesota Vikings

Founded: 1960 (first season: 1961)

Where they play: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota (opened: 2016, capacity: 73,000)

About the Vikings: Play in the NFC’s North division … have won 20 division titles and made 30 playoff appearances … have appeared in 4 Super Bowls

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Green Bay Packers

Founded: 1919

Where they play: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin (opened: 1957, capacity: 81,441)

About the Packers: Play in the NFC’s North division … third-oldest franchise in the NFL … only community-owned major league professional sports team in the United States … Green Bay is smallest major league sports market in North America … have won 19 division titles and made 33 playoff appearances … have won 13 league championships, including 4 Super Bowls

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Chicago Bears

Founded: 1920

Where they play: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois (opened: 1924; capacity: 61,500)

About the Bears: Play in the NFC’s North division … hold the NFL record for most members in the NFL Hall of Fame … have won 19 division titles and made 26 playoff appearances … won Super Bowl XX in 1985 … Soldier Field is the oldest stadium in the NFL

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Kansas City Chiefs

Founded: 1959 (first season: 1960)

Where they play: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri (opened: 1972 capacity: 76,416)

About the Chiefs: Play in the AFC’s West division … charter member of the American Football League (AFL), which merged with the NFL in 1970 … have won 12 division championships and made 22 playoff appearances … have won three AFL Championships and two Super Bowls

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Tennessee Titans

Founded: 1959 (first season: 1960)

Where they play: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee (opened: 1999; capacity: 69,143)

About the Titans: Play in the AFC’s South division … founded as the Houston Oilers in 1960 as a charter member of the AFL … relocated to Tennessee in 1997 … have won 9 division championships and made 23 playoff appearances … lost Super Bowl XXXIV to the St. Louis Rams in 1999

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New Orleans Saints

Founded: 1966 (first season: 1967)

Where they play: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana (opened: 1975; capacity: 73,208)

About the Saints: Play in the NFC’s South division … have won 8 division championships and made 13 playoff appearances … won Super Bowl XLIV in 2009

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