The Lombardi Trophy at Victory Square in Super Bowl Live in Centennial Park is a 35 foot interactive sculpture. Crews work to get Super Bowl LIII's official fan attractions, Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon, Super Bowl Experience Driven by Hyundai and NFL Shop at Super Bowl LIII presented by Visa, ready for opening day on Saturday. Bob Andres / bandres@ajc.com
Photo: Bob Andres/bandres@ajc.com
Photo: Bob Andres/bandres@ajc.com

Super Bowl week begins with arrivals of Patriots, Rams

It’s now officially Super Bowl week.

Atlanta will host Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday. One week after the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams punched their tickets to Atlanta they will arrive in the city today. The participant’s arrival will begin in earnest the week’s events that culminate in Sunday’s big game.

Both teams will hold pep rallies before their flights to Atlanta. The Patriots will greet fans at Gillette Stadium and the Rams will host a rally at the site of their future stadium.

The Patriots have arrived.

The Rams are scheduled to arrive at 7:40 p.m.

The arrivals are not open to the public. They can be seen  via livestream at ajc.com.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will be on the scene to capture photos of the arrivals.

The team’s first big event will be NFL Opening Night, the extravaganza formally known at media day, will be Monday.

The AJC will continue its in-depth coverage with stories, columns and photos from the week’s events. In addition to last week’s coverage with reporters in both New England and Los Angeles, Sunday’s edition of the AJC features a 48-page special section previewing the game. We will also provide an 8-page daily section leading up to the game.

There is more to come.

Chris Vivlamore

Sports Editor

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