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NFL owners award 2019 Super Bowl to Atlanta

May 25,2016

http://www.ajc.com/news/sports/football/nfl-owners-award-2019-super-bowl-to-atlanta/nrSZT/

The Super Bowl is headed back to Atlanta after a vote Tuesday by NFL owners to play America’s No. 1 sporting event in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in February 2019.

It will be the third Super Bowl played in Atlanta and the first since 2000.

One of four bidders for the 2019 Super Bowl, Atlanta won on the owners’ fourth ballot. Miami and Tampa were eliminated on the second ballot, leaving Atlanta vs. New Orleans for the game. After neither got the required 75 percent of the vote on the third ballot, Atlanta won by a simple majority on the fourth ballot.