Super Bowl LIII Comes To Atlanta


Patrick Hannan

Play Ball: Senior Patrick Hannan goes to see the famous Super Bowl '53 event at the Georgia Congress Center.

NFL fanatics are still in shock over Sunday’s controversial Championship games as the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots advance to compete in Super Bowl LIII, being held in Atlanta on Feb. 3. The city of Atlanta has planned plenty of events and tourists attractions to provide the fans with an experience of a lifetime.

After a missed pass interference call that could have costed the New Orleans Saints a trip to the Super Bowl, the Rams defeated the Saints in the NFC Championship game. Much talk has surrounded the poor officiating throughout the course of the game. Game two between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs did not disappoint as the Chiefs came from behind to force overtime. With the game on the line and the ball in the hands of Tom Brady, the Patriots are seemingly unstoppable. With the two teams coming to Atlanta, residents of the city are in preparation to give the fans an amazing Super Bowl week.

The Georgia World Congress Center will hold an interactive theme park where fans can test their field-goal kicking ability, collect autographs from NFL players and legends, and get an up-close view of all 52 Super Bowl rings. Fans will also learn to train like a pro by participating in the Combine Corner, where they compete in cone drills and the 40-yard dash. This experience will definitely get fans excited for the big game.

The Super Bowl is among the top five hardest tickets to get throughout sports, as the cheapest ticket this year starts at $2,950. The Falcons’ staff is helping out the fans who spent a hefty amount to get a ticket by reducing the price of food and beverages inside the stadium.  Concessions will be selling cheeseburgers for $5, pizza slices for $3, and refillable soda cups for $2. The only thing better than cheering your team on at the Super Bowl, is doing it while snacking on some cheap popcorn.

With the end of football season approaching, Atlanta has hopes of ending it with a bang. The atmosphere throughout the city is amping up to be wild. As the city has planned many exciting events for the fans visiting from all over the country, this year’s Super Bowl is sure to be a good one.