Q&A on the News

Q: Given the limited number of seats in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, just two teams, the media and security, how was the number of estimated visitors of over 1 million determined for the Super Bowl?


A: The estimated visitor figure of 1 million includes more than those attending the Super Bowl game itself. It includes locals and visitors expected to attend festivities, such as concerts, parties and rallies, over a 10-day period in January and February surrounding the Feb. 3 Super Bowl LIII, according to the Atlanta Police Department.

Q: Didn’t we have a Super Bowl here in 1998?


A: Atlanta has hosted two Super Bowls. Super Bowl XXVIII was held at the Georgia Dome on Jan. 30, 1994. The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Buffalo Bills 30-13. Super Bowl XXXIV was held at the Georgia Dome on Jan. 30, 2000. The St. Louis Rams defeated the Tennessee Titans 23-16.

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