ATLANTA — Super Bowl LIII has come and gone and now we're getting our first numbers that show Atlanta was the big winner of the weekend.
The New England Patriots won their 6th Super Bowl after defeating the L.A. Rams on Feb. 3rd.
Throughout the week leading up to Super Bowl LIII, more than 500,000 people – including 150,000 out-of-state visitors – flocked to downtown Atlanta to experience the Big Game and the myriad of events leading up to it.
“We were proud to host Super Bowl LIII and welcome the hundreds of thousands of visitors to our city, while also leaving a lasting impact on our community through Legacy 53,” said Brett Daniels, COO of the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee. “None of this would have been possible without the support of the city, the mayor, our volunteer team or the more than 40 federal, state and local agencies who helped make this event a success. From our walkability to family-friendly events to the state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz stadium, Atlanta showed the world why we are a premier city to host events of this magnitude.”
Attendance across Super Bowl LIVE and Super Bowl Experience topped 500,000
More than 80 artists performed at Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon, the Host Committee’s free fan festival in Centennial Olympic Park.
100+ Super Bowl-related parties and events were held across the multi-day event
An NFL record 32,000 people applied to be Super Bowl volunteers. 10,000 were chosen.
90,000 recycled water bottles were used to make the Team ATL volunteer jackets
250,000 volunteer hours were completed by Team ATL representatives
TSA screened a record number of airport passengers in one day, with 101,999 passengers screened on Feb. 4, 2019, at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
1,593 private jet arrivals at Atlanta-area airports.
MARTA ran for 94 hours straight and carried more than 500,000 people throughout Super Bowl weekend, which is double the number of passengers it normally carries and included a record-breaking 270,000 riders on Saturday alone.
The NFL Foundation, Host Committee and Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation funded a $2.4 million renovation of John F. Kennedy Park in Atlanta’s historic Westside neighborhood
30 murals were installed around the city through the Off the Wall program – a city-wide initiative led by WonderRoot and the Host Committee to elevate Atlanta’s civil rights and social justice journey
200+ local, diverse and certified businesses participated in Business Connect, the NFL’s supplier diversity program for Super Bowl LIII.
During the Super Bowl LIII Recycling Rally on Jan. 19, 42,446 pounds of e-waste was collected to be recycled, marking the largest Super Bowl Recycling Rally to date.
20,000+ trees were planted in Atlanta, Clarkston, Doraville and eight other locations in the community.
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