Here’s Mayor Kasim Reed’s full statement on Super Bowl LI:
“On behalf of the best fans in the league, I would like to congratulate our Atlanta Falcons, Arthur Blank, Coach Dan Quinn, and President and Chief Executive Officer Rich McKay. The Atlanta Falcons had an incredible season and played a terrific game in Super Bowl LI, and we could not be prouder.
The team and its coaching staff had an outstanding record of achievement this season, including being named NFC Champions and our quarterback Matt Ryan earning recognition as the NFL’s MVP. The entire Atlanta Falcons organization has always been committed to our city and gives back to our neighborhoods every day. Now it’s our turn to proudly support them.
The Atlanta Falcons begin a new era this fall, playing in the world-class Mercedes-Benz Stadium. I look forward to attending the first game in their new home and cheering on our NFC Champions.
Congratulations to the City of Boston and to the New England Patriots on a hard fought Super Bowl victory.”