Super Bowl 53 comes to town on February 3rd at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. All of the events surrounding the big game, start on January 26th. This is a BIG deal for Atlanta and the event will be welcoming thousands of visitors into the city. This is the first time since 2000 that Atlanta is hosting the Super Bowl. Our city has gained nearly 1.6 million more residents since then. Because of that, many locals are dreading the amount of chaos the game is going to bring to the city. To help prepare you for what is to come, we have nailed down all of the important information that you can expect during the 10-day event.
First and foremost, you can expect road closures starting Monday, January 21st. Everything is expected to return to normal on Friday, February 8th. For detailed road closures, click here.
Next, you can expect various Atlanta MARTA stations to be busier than normal. For detailed information on how MARTA is preparing for the big event, click here. To listen to detailed information regarding traffic routes and road closures, listen to our interview with a member of APD here.
Lastly, there are many events leading up to the Super Bowl, so you can expect various parts of Atlanta, including the areas surrounding Centennial Olympic Park, State Farm Arena, The Fox Theatre, etc., to be more crowded than your typical week. For detailed event dates and information, click here.
Atlanta Police Officers will be highly visible throughout the city leading up to and during the big game.
The best thing you can do is allow yourself more time on your daily commute. Many visitors will be entering the city for the first time and traffic will be worse than normal.
For all other information regarding Super Bowl 53, visit the official site here.