Atlanta gets called a lot of things – the City Too Busy to Hate, Birthplace of The Civil Rights Movement and the Dirty South, to name a few. But for the first time in 19 years, it's being called the Super Bowl host city, where 10,000 volunteers will help guide an estimated one million football fans here for one big game pitting the New England Patriots against the Los Angeles Rams. Bars will stay open until 4 a.m., MARTA will operate nonstop and 100 venues will play host to an array of partays!
New England is favored to win by 2 1/2 points, which is about on par with the last time these two teams faced off in the big game and the Patriots won by three points. That was Tom Brady's first Super Bowl win. If they do it again, Brady could become the first player in NFL history with six rings.
This match-up isn't proving to be the most lucrative for secondary ticket sellers for a combination of reasons: Rams fans who don't typically travel, the Pats marking their ninth Super Bowl under Brady (11th in franchise history), which has resulted in fan fatigue and ticket prices that have dipped to a mere average price of $3,500. Off the Wall
That's still a bit rich for our blood, people!
If you feel the same but you'd like to prove you were there(ish), you can get a commemorative Super Bowl MARTA Breeze card at vending machines at the stations for just $2.
But if free is your jam, check out the free concerts at Super Bowl LIVE, open THIS Thursday through Sunday at Olympic Park.
Of course, our favorite number surrounding Super Bowl 53 is 30, as in 30 civil rights and social justice inspired murals that comprise WonderRoot and the Super Bowl Host Committee's "Off the Wall"