After weeks of hoping, football fans around the state have something to look forward to in 2019, when the 53rd Super Bowl will be hosted in Atlanta’s new multi-billion dollar stadium.
NFL owners met Tuesday in a Charlotte hotel to make their decision on the upcoming years’ football-fest hosts. Arthur Blank, owner of the Falcons, told the AJC the chances were always favorable for Atlanta. He said one of the major advantages of the city was its walkability.
“To a lot of the owners, to their fans, and fans of the NFL being walkable (is important). Having 10,000 [hotel] rooms within a half mile of our stadium is a major plus,” he told AJC.
Ιn Atlanta’s video presentation for the NFL owners, both the Beltline and Streetcar were included as major points of the city’s easy transportation systems either by foot or train. The city showcased such recent upgrades that should help avoid disasters like the Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000, hosted in the Georgia Dome, when the city was struck by two storms and all transit systems were shut down. .
Atlanta was one of the three cities to be awarded the honour of hosting after kicking off construction of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, to be opened in 2017. The $1.4 billion project will be the home of the Atlanta Falcons, and the newly-created soccer team Atlanta United FC. Miami will host the Super Bowl in 2020, and Los Angeles in the year after that.
And since that nailbiter is out of the way, Atlantans all around are tweeting who the half-time show should include, with the clear favorite being the band Outkast.
It is only right that Outkast performs at the Superbowl in the A.