By Rob Hamilton

Watch the video that brought the Super Bowl back to Atlanta above:

The NFL today granted Super Bowl LIII, the 2019 Super Bowl, to the City of Atlanta! Owner Arthur Blank and the bid committee made their presentation to the owners and the NFL  today as they gathered in Charlotte, NC and a secret ballot was taken afterwards.

The Atlanta bid committee consisted of:

  • Doug Hertz – CEO of Atlanta-based Equifax (co-chair)
  • Rick Smith – CEO of Atlanta-based United Distributors (co-chair)
  • William Pate – President of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Carl Adkins – Chief Commercial Officer
  • Dan Corso – Executive Director of the Atlanta Sports Council

Consisting of local civic and private sector leaders, the Atlanta bid committee has been working for over a year raising funds and presenting Atlanta’s case to the NFL. League officials visited the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium construction site last summer as part of their due-diligence process.

The Super Bowl will have a positive economic impact on the State of Georgia, although estimates range broadly from $300 million to $800 million.

Every single city that hosts a Super Bowl shells out some taxpayer dollars for costs related to the game and surrounding events, and that usually causes a little bit of controversy.

But let’s face it, those costs are minimal and our City will be hosting the world’s premier sporting event.

Hosting a Super Bowl can do great things for a city. It can bring people together unlike any other event.

“When New Orleans hosted the Super Bowl, it brought back the spirit of the city” after the destruction of Hurrican Katrina, Carol Roth, a small business expert told CNBC.

Super Bowl’s bring a lot of foot traffic and tourism to not only the area immediately surrounding the Super Bowl itself, but to the entire metro area and surrounding suburbs.

Atlantans and Georgians will have the opportunity to rent out rooms and their entire homes to those coming in for the game. I have quite a bit of personal experience in this department, as I own a home in Augusta, GA and rent it out yearly for the Masters Tournament. The same wealthy, corporate attendees that attend The Masters, or at least fans in the same tax bracket, will be traveling here to Atlanta and to Georgia for the Super Bowl. It’s something I would recommend many of you look into. It’s a great way to make quite a bit of money in a short amount of time. And the side benefit is that you get a brand new home after all the cleaning and touching up of the paint that you have to do in order to get the house ready for the guests.

As your home for the NFL, we will have full coverage of your Atlanta Falcons AND of Super Bowl LIII when it takes place in Atlanta on February 3, 2019!

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