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So it’s almost time for one of the world’s most exciting sporting events, Super Bowl 2019. This year’s showdown will be taking center stage in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 3rd, 2019. The ever-popular sporting event takes place in a different location every year but this won’t be Atlanta’s first time hosting. In the past, the Super Bowl has taken place in the Georgia Dome, which is now demolished, but, this year the new and impressive Mercedes Benz Stadium is playing host. If you’re in the area to see the game, or just want to soak up the electric atmosphere in Atlanta, here are some of the best things to do nearby:
Super Bowl Live
Taking place all week in the lead-up to the big game is Super Bowl Live, a free-to-the-public fan village that showcases some of Atlanta’s best music and cultural offerings. There will be music concerts with the likes of Grammy winner Jermaine Dupri, alongside other artists such as Craig Campbell, Hero the Band, Tyler Tritt, Lyn Avenue, The Jacks, Seed & Feed Marching Band, and many more. The music on offer is a great mix of hip hop, country, rock and pop, and there’s something for everyone. The Super Bowl Live village will be open from January 31st – February 2nd, 2019. It’s free to enter, so it is bound to be popular.
Super Bowl Block Party
If you’re looking for a place to watch the big game and weren’t lucky enough to snag tickets, you can see the showdown via the CBS sports TV channel on a big screen. The best place to head is the 656 Sports Bar & Grille in Downtown Atlanta, where you can stock up on hearty snacks and drinks, and even sit outside in the heated outdoor section while watching the show. Whether you’re a die-hard football fan and beyond excited to see who wins in the championship game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots, or just want to soak-in the general Super Bowl atmosphere, definitely get yourself to a bar with a huge television. It’s also great fun to watch the epic halftime-show surrounded by other people. This year, Maroon 5, Travis Scott, and Big Boi will be providing musical entertainment during the break.
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Super Bowl Experience
For some thrills, head to the Super Bowl Experience, which is running in connection with Hyundai. Here, you’ll find the NFL’s interactive theme park, which is located in the Georgia World Congress Center. You can fully throw yourself into celebrations for Super Bowl 53 by collecting free NFL player autographs, checking out the previous 52 Super Bowl rings, and taking part in fun interactive activities. You can also train like an NFL player and test your fitness with cone drills, sprints, and broad jumps. The Super Bowl Experience will be taking place from January 26th – February 2nd, 2019.
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Super Bowl Breakfast
The Super Bowl Breakfast is an event not to be missed and is taking place on Saturday, February 2nd. The breakfast has been held annually in the host city since 1988 and some of the biggest names in sports come to the meal, where the prestigious Bart Starr Award is presented to the chosen winner. The award is determined by NFL-player balloting — as special as it gets! — and this year has been awarded to Jacksonville Jaguars’ Calais Campbell. Speakers at the event will include the winner Calais Campbell alongside the likes of Akbar Gbajabiamila, Tony Dungy, and Anthony Munoz.
Radio One’s Big Game Party
If you want to brush shoulders with celebs, head to Radio One’s Big Game Party, at Republic, Atlanta. You’ll be joined by model and host Eva Marcille, and there will be cool guest DJs playing some of the latest hits. It’s a free party and will take place on January 31st, 2019.
At the Battery, Atlanta, fans can congregate from February 2nd – 3rd, 2019, to test their skills like the NFL players. See if you have what it takes to be a quarterback, receiver, or kicker, or take part in interactive challenges and trivia contests.