Atlanta transitions from one big game to super stage

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Georgia and Alabama meet in the College Football Playoff Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. (Erica A. Hernandez, Ryon Horne/AJC STAFF)

In less than four weeks, officials with the Atlanta Football Host Committee will be in Minneapolis, site of Super Bowl 52 on Feb. 4, and at a news conference on the day after the game Atlanta will officially go on the clock as the hosts of Super Bowl 53 on Feb. 3, 2019.

Monday's College Football Playoff Championship game left some issues that will need to be addressed before next year's Super Bowl arrives here, such as the long delays for fans to enter Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the stadium roof that leaked in at least one spot during pregame rain and a chaotic scene at MARTA's Five Points stationafter the game.

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