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What To Expect When You Attend the Super Bowl in Atlanta

What To Expect When You Attend the Super Bowl in Atlanta

Super Bowl is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times of the year for football fans and this year Super Bowl will be held in Atlanta at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. If you’re planning to attend Super Bowl 2019, here’s everything you need to know to have a great time.

The Mercedes-Benz Stadium (home of the Atlanta Falcons) is located at 1 AMB Drive NW, Atlanta, GA. Replacing the Georgia Dome in 2016 and officially opening in 2017, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium is decked out in the latest technology, including a retractable roof. The stadium is only 3 miles from InTown Suites Atlanta Central location and only 8.7 miles from InTown Suites Smyrna. Book a week-long stay at one of our properties (even if you only plan on staying a night or two) and your stay will likely be cheaper than a one-night stay at any downtown Atlanta hotel!

Transportation/Parking/Tailgating

Public transportation can be a budget-friendly and efficient when heading to downtown Atlanta. The closest MARTA (Atlanta’s public transportation system) station from our InTown Suites Atlanta Central is the Arts Center Station. From there you’ll take the Red or Gold line to Five Points Station and transfer to the Blue or Green line to Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station. Most rides are $2.50 each way.

There are multiple lots available for Super Bowl parking, however, it is best to buy your tickets online well before the Super Bowl. Each parking lot has its own pricing and tailgating regulations, we’ve put together a list of parking lots that allow and do not allow tailgating.

If you are interested in tailgating you may also purchase parking and tailgating packages before the Super Bowl in Atlanta. Gameday packages include various amenities like tents, TVs, tables, chairs, etc.

Allow Tailgating No Tailgating
134 Forsyth Street 123 Marietta
135 Forsyth Street 127 International
17 Baker Street 15 Wall Street
305 Ted Turner Drive 218 Peachtree Street
AJC Lot 504 Fair Street
Blue Lot 75 Mangum Street
City Plaza 76 Forsyth Street Garage
Dome 2 98 Cone Street
Lot 18 Aquarium Garage
Lot 36 Atlanta Underground
Lot 37 Castleberry Point Lofts
Lot 43 Centennial Deck
Lot 44 CNN Deck
Lot 57 CUMC
Lot 6 Georgia Bar Association Garage
Lot 77 GOCU Deck
Lot 81 Gold Deck
Lot A – Gulch Green Deck
Lot B I Deck
Lot C J Deck
Lot D Mercedes-Benz Lot
Lot F Mercedes-Benz Lot – Public
Lot G Morris Brown College
Lot H Morris Brown Lot
Lot K Players Lot
Lot L Red Deck
Lot M Security Lot
Lot P Silver Deck
Lot R
Lot U
Marshalling Yard
Marshalling Yard 4 – Cars
Nelson Street
North Gate 1
State Farm Drive
The Home Depot Backyard
The Home Depot Backyard West
Yellow Lot

Remember to plan your travel ahead of time, kickoff is at 6:30 PM.

Bag Policy

Super Bowl in Atlanta Bag PolicyFor security measures, Mercedes-Benz Stadium asks that you follow their bag policy. Clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags (not exceeding 12″x 6″ x 12″) and non-clear bags no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″ are permitted within the stadium (exceptions will be made for guests with medical needs). If you happen to bring a bag that does not follow the bag policy for the stadium, the stadium offers a Bag Valet (located near Gate 1, 2 and Field Level – North Suite Entry) for a small, cash-only fee.

Food

The food and beverage inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium this isn’t your average gameday hot dog and nachos kind of stadium, it has been ranked #1 in its industry. The stadium offers 3 concourses with culinary variety for you to enjoy. Below are some of the eateries on each concourse (not all are listed).

Concourse 100

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q – Enjoy everything from pulled pork, BBQ wings, and Frito Pie!
Molly B’s Kitchen – Try “The Burger” or the Lobster Roll, you won’t be disappointed.
Smoke and Pour – Burnt End and Pork Nachos –a twist on a classic!
Fries Up – Parmesan, buffalo, bacon cheddar fries, oh my!

Concourse 200

Snackology 101 – Healthy, gluten-free and vegan options available.
Farm Burger –  The No. 1 Farm Burger, its piled high with white cheddar, caramelized onions, and Farm Burger sauce!
Kevin Gillespie’s GameChanger – The slow roasted pork shoulder “French Dip” –enough said.

Concourse 300

West Nest – Try the coveted chicken & waffles (with a kool-aid pickle!).
Gridiron Pizza – A satisfying choice for pretty much anyone!
Tailgate Grill – Chicken tenders, burgers, fries and more!
There are no outside food or beverages allowed at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, unless medically necessary or and parents with small children needing milk/formula.

Must-See/Do

One thing that’s a must-do before or after the Super Bowl is the Stadium Tour. Here you’ll be able to explore the Mercedes-Benz locker rooms, field, Window to the City, Skybridges and 100 Yard Club. You’ll also be able to see The Art Collection (created by the Savannah College of Art and Design) throughout your visit. Curated with world-class artwork that reflects the spirit and pride of the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United FC, and their fans.

Hours:

Monday – Sunday | 11 AM – 5 PM

Pricing:

Adults | $25
Children 3-12 | $20
Seniors | $20
Military | $20

Super Bowl Weekend Events

What’s great about Super Bowl in Atlanta is all the live festivals and events happening all weekend long. Some are free while others require a ticket purchase in advance. Here’s a list and short description of the events happening Super Bowl weekend.

Super Bowl Live presented by Verizon – This is a free 10-day festival with musical performances, fireworks, and more leading up to gameday. The festival will be held in Centennial Olympic Park this year.

Super Bowl Experience – This 8-day event will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center and will include player appearances, attractions, and more. Ticket pricing is TBA but in the past tickets have been $55 per person with a $15 discount for current and former military.

Super Bowl Opening Night – Held at Philips Arena, at this event attendees will have an opportunity to see the Super Bowl team coaches, players, and NFL legends. Ticket pricing is TBA but in the past has been $20 per person.

Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest – A fun 3-day festival (January 31 – Feb 2) held at State Farm Arena. Each night features different performances from Ludacris, Migos, Aerosmith, Bruno Mars, and Cardi B. Tickets start at $95, be sure to buy them in advance.

20th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration – Known as the “Biggest Praise Party” before Super Bowl, this event is filled with gospel and R&B stars. This year it will be held at Atlanta Symphony Hall on January 31, tickets start at $49.50.

The Jim Brown Legends of Football Golf Tournament – A twist on an annual tradition, this year will be held at Top Golf, January 31. Teams of 4 will be paired with a football player or celebrity. All proceeds go to Amer-I-Can.

Have a great time in Atlanta and enjoy Super Bowl 2019! Haven’t bought your Super Bowl 53 tickets yet? Grab them before gameday!