Source: Amy Wenk, Atlanta Business Chronicle
The National Football League today announced Super Bowl LIII will be played at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on 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.”
Atlanta was awarded the Super Bowl on May 26 in Charlotte, N.C.
It will be the third time Atlanta hosts the major sporting event. It was held at the Georgia Dome on Jan. 30, 1994, and Jan. 30, 2000.
The Super Bowl is the most-watched television show in the country with an average audience of about 110 million viewers. Last season, when the Atlanta Falcons lost to the New England Patriots, a record 172 million people watched.