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Know Before You Go to the Big Game: Events, Traffic, Tips and More!



The Big Game is only a few weeks away and with all that team spirit comes a lot of traffic! Stay savvy and save time by planning ahead and paying attention. Below is a list of travel tips to get you ready for the Big Game right here in Downtown Atlanta:

Plan Ahead: Experience all the Big Game has to offer, from Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade to Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon. With more than one million visitors expected during the 10-day festivities, please allow extra time when traveling due to special event road closures and detours. Downtown has plenty to explore if you get here early!

Move Like a Local with MARTA: MARTA is the best way to travel to Downtown Atlanta, with parking available at select stations in other areas of the city, expanded schedules and increased frequency of trains going to and from the stadium.  We recommend downloading the MARTA app for the latest train schedules. Click here to download, To better serve customers and visitors during Super Bowl events, MARTA is expanding regular operating hours.

January 29 – 31:

Bus 5:00 AM – 1:00 AM Rail 4:00 AM – 1:00 AM

February 1 – 4:

Bus Routes 15, 39, 83 and 196 will run continuous, 24-hour service from 4:00 AM on Feb. 1 – 2:00 AM on Feb. 5

Rail will run continuous, 24-hour service from 4:00 AM on Feb. 1 – 2:00 AM Feb. 5

For more information on MARTA during the Big Game, please click here. 

Take the Atlanta Streetcar Around Downtown: On Feb. 3, the Atlanta Streetcar will operate approximately every 9 minutes.

Park and Go: If you plan on driving downtown, please visit for parking maps and resources. Please note that parking will be limited, so plan ahead.

Georgia Hands Free Law: While taking MARTA to all Big Game events is encouraged, if you choose to drive, please keep in mind that Georgia has a hands-free law making it illegal to hold your phone while driving.


There will be road closures throughout Downtown related to the Big Game starting Monday, January 21 through Friday, February 8. All road closures are subject to change. For the latest, click here.


Of course, there are tons of fun events happening in Downtown Atlanta to get you ready for the Big Game! From press day at State Farm Arena to Super Bowl LIVE with Jermaine Dupri at Centennial Olympic Park, check out our roundup of awesome events in Downtown Atlanta to get you in the spirit and best of all…many of them are FREE! For more information on Big Game events, click here.

Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon is the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee’s free-to-the-public fan village, which will highlight Atlanta’s vibrant culture and music scene, featuring concerts produced by GRAMMY Award-Winning Producer Jermaine Dupri. Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon will be open from Saturday, Jan. 26 – Saturday, Feb. 2 at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. The event will feature family-friendly activities for fans of all ages. It will offer a fun – and free – way for locals and visitors alike to enjoy the extravaganza that is the sporting world’s biggest annual event. Get more details by visiting the website.

Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade is the national kickoff for Big Game festivities on Monday, January 28. Be a part of the action as the Big Game players and coaches address the nation for the first time LIVE from State Farm Arena in Atlanta! Super Bowl Opening Night is the first interaction that Big Game players and coaches from both teams have with media before the Big Game, and the only time the two teams will be in one location before the game. For ticket info and more details please visit the official website.

Taste of the NFL: Big Game weekend’s single-most successful NFL sanctioned charitable event brings together exceptional cuisine, celebs, NFL players and alumni and more to fight hunger in the U.S. The star-studded Party with a Purpose® celebrates two of America’s favorite past times—food and football—pairing NFL stars from all 32 teams (current, Hall of Fame and alumni players) with extraordinary chefs from across the country as they prepare more than 45,000 tastings and pour over 3,000 glasses of wine for guests throughout the evening. The event includes both a silent and live auction of coveted memorabilia and gifts from the NFL and celebrity supporters. Learn more by visiting the website.

Super Bowl Experience Driven by Hyundai: Held at the Georgia World Congress Center Jan. 26 through Feb. 2, is the NFL’s interactive theme park celebrating the Big Game. With tickets starting at $20, the experience features immersive exhibits, games, player autographs and football drills. You can take photos with the Vince Lombardi Trophy and get a close-up look at all 52 Super Bowl rings.

Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest: Jan. 31 through Feb. 3 at State Farm Arena. Set to perform are top musical acts, from Ludacris and Migos to Aerosmith and Post Malone, as well as Bruno Mars and Cardi B. Find tickets on the website.

Download the App: Be sure to download the Super Bowl LIII Atlanta – Fan Mobile Pass for the most up to date event information. Click here to download. Keep your cell phones charged to receive important messaging.