So far, Atlanta has impressed Goodell and the league.
“Atlanta has done an incredible job,” Goodell said. “I meet with our team yesterday and again this morning. I think all of the preparations that needed to be made, have been made. Everybody has worked tirelessly as we’ve prepared for this.”
Atlanta caught a break when the predicted two inches of snow didn’t fall early in the week.
“The enthusiasm, the hospitality and the desire to make sure that they put Atlanta on the big stage in a way that will show incredibly well,” Goodell said. “We are early in the week, but we see no reason why this isn’t going to be a great Super Bowl.”
The two previous Super Bowls were played in the Georgia Dome. This will be the first Super Bowl of the $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
“As it related to when we are going to come back, as you know they’ve become more competitive for cities to host the Super Bowl, which we think that is great,” Goodell said. “I also believe is that not the city, which is an important city for us, the new stadium is one that everybody is going to marvel at on Sunday.”