The Big Game Comes to Downtown: Logistics and FAQs

January 24, 2019

Super Bowl LIII will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, February 3, and there will be a flurry of exciting activity here in Downtown Atlanta leading up to this iconic event. As a partner organization of the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee, we are committed to helping share information about the event period with visitors and locals alike.

Below are high-level answers to Frequently Asked Questions you may have about what to expect over the next few days. Please know that is your official resource and should be regularly checked for the most up to date information. You can also follow @ATLSuperBowl53 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Where is a schedule of events leading up to Game Day? is your go-to resource for event information.

Here’s a high-level overview of some of the official, sanctioned, and related NFL events taking place in Downtown Atlanta:

  • Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon
  • Super Bowl Experience Driven by Hyundai
    • WHAT: The NFL’s interactive theme park celebrating Super Bowl LIII
    • WHERE: Georgia World Congress Center, Building B
    • WHEN: Jan 26 – Feb 3
    • COST: $20 and up. Tickets and pricing available online.
    • DETAILS:
  • Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade
    • WHAT: The national kickoff and media event for Super Bowl LIII festivities, featuring the players and coaches.
    • WHERE: State Farm Arena
    • WHEN: January 28
    • COST: $29 and up. Tickets and pricing available online.
    • DETAILS:
  • Bud Light Super Bowl Music Festival
    • WHAT: First-ever Super Bowl music festival, presented by Bud Light
    • WHERE: State Farm Arena
    • WHEN: Jan 31 – Feb 2
    • COST: Tickets and pricing available online.
    • DETAILS:
  • Super Bowl LIII

What else is there to do while I'm in Downtown Atlanta?

  • Plenty! We recommend exploring the only-in-Atlanta attractions in Downtown’s Centennial Park District, first and foremost.
  • Downtown is home to a variety of eclectic and interesting neighborhoods filled with local flavor. Explore them here.
  • A tour led by a local expert is a great way to get to know our city. Explore tour companies – by bike, by bus, by foot, and beyond – here.

Where can I park?

It’s strongly recommended that you utilize public transportation or rideshare to get to Downtown, but if you do drive, plan ahead and visit for parking maps and resources.

I plan to "move like a local" and use public transportation. So, how does MARTA work?

Here are a few "MARTA hacks":

  • Use the Plan a Trip feature to map out your trip from your destination.
  • See if you can drive to and park at a station.
  • Put fare on your Breeze card – roundtrip fare is recommended. Get the Breeze card if you are riding MARTA for more than one day. For a single day, a Breeze ticket is a good option.
  • Download the MARTA on the Go app for real-time bus and rail information, including service alerts.
  • Be patient, plan ahead, and give yourself extra time.
  • Be mindful, too, that MARTA will extend its hours of operation during the event period. Details here.

For more information and guidelines, visit MARTA’s website.

I live in metro Atlanta and commute to Downtown. What are my transit options if I don't want to drive into Downtown?

Great question! If MARTA is accessible to you, see the tips and instructions above.

  • If you are commuting from outside the perimeter, CobbLinc, Gwinnett County Transit, and GRTA Xpress are great options for commuters living near a Park and Ride. 
    • Update: Due to road closures and lane restrictions related to the Super Bowl, CobbLinc buses will not circulate downtown from Jan. 28 to Feb. 6 and will end Routes 100, 101, 10A & 10B at the Civic Center MARTA Station. Details
  • For more information about commuting to Downtown during the event period, check out our recent blog post

Can I take Uber or Lyft to game week activities?

Yes. Please be aware that there are designated drop-off and pick-up locations for the Super Bowl campus.

  • January 26 – February 2: Centennial Olympic Park Drive, in front of the CNN Center
  • Game Day – February 3: Centennial Olympic Park Drive, in front of the CNN Center AND NAPA Yellow Lot (drop-offs only)

Which roads in Downtown Atlanta will be closed, and when?

A variety of road closures will be in effect during the 10-day event period. View them all here

View the complete Know Before You Go Guide here as you plan your Super Bowl activities!