The Atlanta Falcons submitted a bid for a future Super Bowl and not too many were doubting that they could actually get it. It was announced on Tuesday that the city had won the bidding war for the NFL’s biggest game in 2019.
The Falcons submitted a bid for the game to be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which will be open for the 2017 NFL season.
The stadium is now 3-3 for in their bidding war for marquee sporting events. The city will host the College Football Playoff national championship game in January 2018, the Super Bowl in 2019, and the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four in 2020.
The Falcons will host the Super Bowl for the third time and the first time since 2000. They last put in bids for the game in 2009 and 2010, losing out to both Miami and Tampa Bay.
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