NFL Releases Date for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta
The National Football League released the official date for Super Bowl LIII to be played at Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium as Feb. 3, 2019.
“We are excited to officially have the date for Super Bowl LIII from the NFL,” said Dan Corso, President of the Atlanta Sports Council and Chairman of the Metro Atlanta Host Committee. “Atlanta’s preparations are well under way as we get ready to showcase the city to the rest of the sporting world.”
“Serving as host of Super Bowl LIII allows us to showcase the exciting transformation Atlanta has undergone since we last had this prestigious event in 2000,” said William Pate, president and CEO, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We look forward to Feb. 3, 2019 to build on our reputation as a championship city.”
Atlanta was originally awarded Super Bowl LIII at the NFL Owners Meeting in Charlotte, NC on May 24, 2016.
Super Bowl LIII will mark the third Super Bowl hosted by Atlanta following two games at the Georgia Dome on Jan. 30, 1994 (Super Bowl XXVIII, Dallas vs. Buffalo) and Jan. 30, 2000 (Super Bowl XXXIV, St. Louis vs. Tennessee).
Super Bowl LIII will be a unique experience for the Atlanta community involving more than a week’s worth of public events and festivities leading up to Super Bowl Sunday.
The Super Bowl is the most-watched television show each year in the United States with an average audience of more than 110 million viewers and is one of the most-watched television events annually worldwide. Last season, Super Bowl LI between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots was the most viewed television program in U.S. history with a total record audience of 172 million.