HOUSTON — Fans always can expect big prices for beer at professional sporting events. But everything is bigger at the Super Bowl, and this year is no different.

Fans can buy a beer for no less than $12 at NRG Stadium as the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons fight for the championship in Super Bowl LI.

If beer isn’t your thing, how about a large margarita to wash down all that food you’ve stuffed in your gourd?

That’s just the price to pay to attend the world’s biggest sporting event.

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