Super Bowl 2017: Roof Closed for Falcons-Patriots Game

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NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Getty)

Weather will not be a factor when the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots face off in Super Bowl 2017.

NRG Stadium, which during the season is home to the NFL’s Houston Texans, was built in 2002 and has a retractable roof. The league decided hours before kickoff to keep it shut.

According to Accuweather, some rain is expected in Houston on game day. There isn’t much in the forecast and it’s supposed to taper off to less than a 25 percent chance by kickoff. Then the percentage reduces even more throughout the game.

Temperatures are expected to hover around 70 degrees for most of the evening.

Formerly named Reliant Stadium, this is the venue’s second Super Bowl. It also hosted the 2004 game when the Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers 32-29.

The wettest Super Bowl was when the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Chicago Bears after the 2006-07. That game, played at Dolphin Stadium in Miami, Florida, saw the field pelted with .92 inches and winds gusts of up to 20 miles per hour.

The league gambled and won when it decided to hold Super Bowl 48 in a cold-weather city. That year, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos squared off at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Jersey in February? A couple of things come to mind — mainly cold and snow.

But it was unseasonably mild with a kickoff temperature of 49 degrees.

The next day? Eight inches of snow dumped from the skies covering MetLife.