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Super Bowl LIII will be played in the brand new, state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Although Super Bowl LIII and other high-profile events will take place in the heart of Downtown Atlanta, the entire city will feel the impact. According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, 125-150K visitors are expected to enter into the city from other states alone. Midtown, especially, is expecting to see its fair share of football fanatics. What can Midtown residents and workers do to accommodate the football frenzy? We’ve got you covered so you can begin to prepare.
Use Marta or Plan your Traffic Routes
With thousands of people descending into the city, expect for more traffic as people travel to the different events happening in Midtown. For those who commute and want to use public transit, Midtown Transportation and Georgia Commute Options are offering free 10-trip passes for those looking to try transit during the Super Bowl. If you plan to drive, make sure to check which streets will be closed for special NFL events. To plan your traffic routes, click this link for more details on all the street closures around Downtown and Midtown venues.
MARTA’s Super Bowl service plan will step up bus and rail service as follows:
Tuesday, Jan. 29 – Friday, Feb. 1
- Bus service will operate on a regular schedule
- Rail service will start early at 4 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 1 at 4 a.m. – Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 2 a.m.
- Rail service will run continuously, 24 hours a day
- Bus service on routes 15, 39, 83, and 96 will run continuously, 24 hours a day
Check restaurants in advance
Planning to visit your favorite restaurant to satisfy your food cravings? With a multitude of parties and events happening around Midtown, many restaurants/venues will be closed on certain days or times. Unless you are on “the list” for all these fun events, make sure to call ahead and confirm if your favorite venue is open to the public.
Before the Bowl – concerts, festivals, parties and more
From concerts to parties, there will be many events around town to partake in. For those who are interested in Atlanta’s music scene, experience Super Bowl Live in Centennial Olympic Park, which features free concerts produced by GRAMMY award winner Jermaine Dupri. Visit the Super Bowl Live website for dates and times.
Looking for something for the whole family? The Georgia World Congress Center is hosting a Super Bowl Experience featuring interactive games and exhibits. Also, near The Atlantic Midtown, one of the tallest residential buildings in Atlanta, the Foo Fighters will host a concert the night before the big game at Atlantic Station.
For more information on all things Super Bowl LIII, visit the official website.
Show some Southern Hospitality
There will be plenty of opportunities to exhibit some old-fashioned southern hospitality leading up the Super Bowl. Super Bowl organizers will station volunteer ambassadors around the city to help with directions. However, if you see an out-of-town visitor looking lost, stop and help!
Atlantic is located in the center of all the football festivities. Dont hesitate to stop by and view our opulent residences.