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Another reason to be cheerful it’s autumn - our US writer Sara says football fans across America are in pigskin heaven

Another reason to be cheerful it’s autumn – our US writer Sara says football fans across America are in pigskin heaven now the football season gets underway again. So if NFL is your thing, grab a beer and a hot dog and take a tour with her round some famous football landmarks throughout the United States.

Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton, Ohio

The mother lode for NFL history buffs can be found at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. This is the place that players and coaches strive to get inducted into, and only the best of the best get in. Revel in football greatness as you stroll through the hall, and take part in the many ongoing events that are put on there. You can even host your own gathering there if you’re a truly hardcore fan. Find cheap flights to Ohio

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Every New Year’s Day, two teamsfrom some of the nation’s largest universities play in the Rose Bowl, which is considered the top dog of all the bowl games that take place on this day. The historic stadium, which dates back to the early 1920s, has hosted football games since the very beginning, and is the current home field of the UCLA Bruins. Find cheap flights to LA

Permian High School, Odessa, Texas

Many football movies are about teams, people, or events of the past, but on Friday nights at Permian High School in Odessa, Texas, fans can still cheer on the notorious Permian Panthers, the football team that inspired the book, movie and television series “Friday Night Lights”. Even though the storyline is about their achievements in the late 1980s, today’s games are just as exhilarating to watch. Find cheap flights to Texas

Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota

As if the longtime rivals, the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers, being based in neighboring states wasn’t already enough to fuel the fire, the Vikings acquisition this season of legendary quarterback Brett Favre, who played for the Packers for sixteen seasons, will surely make for even more bitterness, but hopefully all in good fun. Catch the highly anticipated match-up between the two on Monday Night Football October 5th, at the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis, or at any nearby bars, because they’ll all be jammed with more fans than ever that night. Find cheap flights to Minneapolis

Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Speaking of the Green Bay Packers, their home field is a place that’s a tourist attraction in itself. Lambeau Field, with its sod field and sometimes freezing cold outdoor setting, dates from the 1950s, and houses a team Hall of Fame, which not all NFL teams have. Stadium tours are available year-round, and great on-site themed restaurants and sports shops add to the experience. Across the street, fans can get up close and personal with their favorite players during summer training camp at the Don Hutson Center. Find cheap flights to Green Bay

Huntington, West Virginia

This next destination revolves around the story of the Marshall University football squad, coaches and some of their fans that were killed in a plane crash in 1970, and the 2006 film “We Are Marshall” that is about that tragedy. A fountain at Marshall University is dedicated to the people that lost their lives that day, and a memorial also stands in their remembrance at Spring Hill Cemetery in the town of Huntington, West Virginia, the location of the university. Find cheap flights to West Virginia

College Football Hall of Fame, South Bend, Indiana

The College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana is where NCAA college football greats end up after breaking records and instilling a sense of awe in onlookers.

Students can participate in their sportsmanship education program, and anyone can stop by their gift shop to pick up memorabilia from favorite college teams. The Hall’s RV Road Show is a traveling mini museum that brings a taste of the real thing to college football enthusiasts all over the country. Find cheap flights to Ohio

Dolphin Stadium, Miami, Florida

The Pro Bowl, on January 31st, and the Super Bowl, on February 7th, are both descending upon south Florida this coming winter. And even though it can be difficult and expensive to get tickets to these two major events, just being in hot and sunny Miami in the middle of winter, with so many other diehard football fans, can be quite fulfilling in itself. Find cheap flights to Miami

Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Constructed in 1924, Soldier Field in Chicago is the oldest stadium being used at this time in the NFL. Its name is to honor American soldiers who have died in battles throughout history, and its architecture is rather unusual for a stadium, with regal Doric-style columns lining the exterior of the structure. This lakeside marvel is home of the Chicago Bears, which is also one of the oldest continuously operating teams in pro football, and one of only a few modern teams that pre-date the NFL. Find cheap flights to Chicago

Dallas, Texas

When one thinks of the sport of football, the thought of peppy cheerleaders on the sidelines dancing around and shouting in skimpy yet elaborate costumes may also come to mind. The Dallas Cowboys’ cheerleading squad has been around for as long as the team has, and has built a reputation as being one of the best troupes in the entire NFL. Witness these talented gals in action at a home game or at events and appearances throughout the season. Find cheap flights to Dallas