Super Bowl LIII is heading to Atlanta

AP

New buildings get Super Bowls, and Atlanta is the latest beneficiary.

NFL owners just voted at their meeting in Charlotte to award Super Bowl LIII to the new Falcons stadium, the latest example of new facility being rewarded with the biggest game of the year.

Atlanta and New Orleans were the finalists for the game, with Miami and Tampa eliminated from the process on earlier ballots.

New Orleans had limited its bid to just the 2019 game (other cities were also bidding for 2020 and 2021), meaning it will be at least 2022 before they’re back in the mix for the game.

Atlanta previously hosted Super Bowl XXXIII, which featured an incredible game between the Titans and Rams, but also an ice storm that crippled the area in advance.

34 responses to “Super Bowl LIII is heading to Atlanta

  1. Can’t wait till Vegas builds it’s stadium and gets a SuperBowl. That is one town that knows how to throw a party.

  2. um, no… super bowl 33 in Miami: broncos vs falcons thanks to gary anderson and taking a knee in

  3. “the ATL is the hood, horrible city for the most part.”
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    And New Orleans is safer. I have never been to ATL, but I know I wouldn’t feel safe in New Orleans, which is going through a violent crime wave at the moment. Honestly I would have picked Miami over ATL and NO, but ATL has a new stadium they have to pay off.

  4. NFL’s greed continues to award new stadiums full of suites rather then actual cities that are worth traveling to. Miami, Tampa, Arizona, southern Cal, and New Orleans should be only sites in rotation.

  5. The Big Easy made a good proposal but that ‘No Goodell in N.O.’ thing was a deal killer.

  6. “Atlanta previously hosted Super Bowl XXXIII, which featured an incredible game between the Titans and Rams, but also an ice storm that crippled the area in advance.”

    They also had the game in 94 for a not so good game between the Cowboys and Bills.

  7. but ATL has a new stadium they have to pay off

    Oh, are you one of those dreamers who believes cities actually break even on new stadium construction once the Super Bowl comes to town?

    It has yet to happen, but your positive attitude is great!

  8. 2016StockMarketCrash says:
    May 24, 2016 4:05 PM
    Miami got the 2020 Super Bowl, great city with so much to do!
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    Yeah, you can do almost anything down there but get to the playoffs and win a game. Or, you know, be safe

  9. Lets be honest every Super Bowl should be played in Miami or Southern CA, these are great places to visit with so much to do for everyone, no one wants to deal with horrible weather in early February and he stuck in a hotel.
    Grateful to live in the 305! 🙂

  10. Why was New Orleans even in the running? The Superdome is a dump and we all know what happened there last time there was a Super Bowl. Can’t say I’ve ever seen the lights go out on any NFL game before.

  11. You can get to Atlanta by air non-stop from just about anywhere. That’s good for the fan, plus you can take the train (MARTA) right from the airport to the stadium’s front door. Or just about anywhere else throughout the town.

  12. Keep this Home Depot moron and family off NFL fields. Go back to your space box. I don’t won’t to see your tired grill on the field you’re not a player chump!

  13. “Can’t wait till Vegas builds it’s stadium and gets a SuperBowl. That is one town that knows how to throw a party.”

    Yawn. Vegas is boring.

  14. mrstinkypants says:
    May 24, 2016 4:30 PM

    Why was New Orleans even in the running? The Superdome is a dump and we all know what happened there last time there was a Super Bowl. Can’t say I’ve ever seen the lights go out on any NFL game before

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    You’ve obviously never been to New Orleans and don’t say you have because we’ll know you’re lying.

    The weather in New Orleans generally pleasant during the SB, you have some of the best food in the country, all kinds of activities and sites to see. Like most cities if you don’t go to wrong parts of town it’s quite safe and it’s a tourist town that genuinely treats it’s guests well.

  15. shotpeen says:
    May 24, 2016 4:37 PM

    You can get to Atlanta by air non-stop from just about anywhere. That’s good for the fan, plus you can take the train (MARTA) right from the airport to the stadium’s front door. Or just about anywhere else throughout the town.

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    Flying into Atlanta is easy but navigating Atlanta is a gigantic pain in the rear. MARTA isn’t the nicest rail system either, I imagine many tourists would be uncomfortable. While MARTA does go to places you’ll still need to take cab as there isn’t too much within walking distance.

    Atlanta sprawls all over the place and you really do need to take cabs if you’re not familiar with the area. Because of all the hills and trees and curvy roads it’s hard to navigate even with a GPS.

  16. It makes perfect sense to put Super Bowls into new stadiums! Money was spent to build them and this helps the economies of those cities that built them. Every city in the NFL should have an opportunity to host a game. Especially if they built a recently new stadium. They earned the right!

  17. Super Bowls should be in in Southern California, Arizona, New Orleans, Southern Florida and a wild card city. Rotate every 5 years.

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