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Atlanta Super Bowl: What if you haven’t got a ticket?

By: Maja Edgren-Carter

February 1, 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, USA downtown city skyline.

Atlanta welcomes the Super Bowl

Atlanta is our home in the USA, and this is a massive weekend for the city as the Super Bowl rolls into town. This year the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams for the NFL’s biggest prize. As events go, it doesn’t get much bigger, with local girl Gladys Knight singing the national anthem, Maroon 5 filling the half time slot and the most lavish adverts on the planet airing for the first time. It’s going to be epic, and the city is buzzing.

You’ll find our partners Delta Air Lines right in the thick of the action. They’re getting ready to welcome sports fans from all over the country as they fly into Atlanta, Delta’s home base.  You can read all about Delta’s preparations for the big weekend on their blog.

Caitlan's Atlanta Tips

What are your options if you’ve travelled to Atlanta for the big game but don’t have a ticket for the actual event? We asked our Atlanta based PR & Social Executive Caitlan Fowler for some inside tips.

Where to watch the game if you haven’t got a ticket

“Just because you can’t get into the stadium doesn’t mean you can’t soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the biggest day in the American sporting year. Here’s our pick of the Super Bowl watch parties:

The Battery. If you want a true American experience, what better place to watch the big game than at a baseball park?! The Battery is awesome, and has a bunch of excellent restaurants and bars all in one area where the Atlanta Braves play.

“The Big Game Tailgate at one of my favourite restaurants; The Hampton and Husdon.  After brunch (10 a.m.-3 p.m.), the bar will feature an outdoor screen and beer tub, “Dirty Bird” food specials, and PBR buckets.

Atlantic Station-Big Game Brunch February 3 | 21+ Hosted by Atlanta Wine Festivals, this all-inclusive brunch will be held in a heated tent at Atlantic Station. Expect doughnuts, crepes, waffles, breakfast tacos, grits and more, along with beer, wine, mimosas and Bloody Marys. Tickets are $65 in advance, $75 at the door.”

Superbeer

“Nothing goes with a big game like a really nice beer. Thankfully breweries are really big in Atlanta which has just been named as one of the best US cities for craft beer. Some of the best ones also offer brewery tours and tastings. Here are my recommendations.”

Sweetwater Brewery

Orpheus Brewing

Watching from the UK

And don’t worry if you’re stuck on this side of the Atlantic for the big game. With NFL taking off in the UK there are always plenty of venues around the country that stay open late to host Super Bowl parties. You can also watch it live on the BBC (although it goes on until 4am so best take the next day off…)

2019 International Series

Looking forward, the NFL has confirmed the eight teams coming to London in October for the 2019 International Series, to be played at the new Tottenham Hotspurs stadium and Wembley stadium. This years’ matches are:

  • Los Angeles Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals
  • Chicago Bears vs Oakland Raiders
  • Houston Texans vs Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

If you can’t be in Atlanta this weekend but have been inspired to visit, book a flight on our website and explore more than 200 North American destinations that we fly to with our partners Delta.

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Maja Edgren-Carter

Maja is a contributor to Ruby, the Virgin Atlantic Blog. She has worked at Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays over the past 10 years. She’s loves to travel and learn about the new people she gets to meet along the way. Maja’s aim is to share the heart of Virgin Atlantic with you.

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