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Dragon Con, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Hot Air Balloon Festival, Decatur Book Festival, Black Gay Pride Weekend—there are so many events in Atlanta this Labor Day weekend 2019.
Mike and Pete Jakob never intended to own a bar. Their shift from the construction field to that of drink-slinging, concert-hosting, and even inn-keeping, among other trades, was particularly unorthodox, if not totally bonkers.
After performing at halftime during the Super Bowl, Travis Scott is performing at State Farm Arena; motorbikes jump, loop, and delight adrenaline junkies at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for Monster Energy Supercross; the High Museum of Art showcases self-taught artists, sculptors, and photographers for Way Out There: The Art of Southern Backroads.
The defending MLS Cup Champions unveiled their new home jersey with literal fireworks during an event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 15.
With “The Home Team,” a journalist-turned-filmmaker explores Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s impact on Vine City and English Avenue
At some point every journalist comes across a story that deserves more space and attention than the assignment permits. For Camille Pendley, that story was the plight of the residents of Vine City and English Avenue, two of the city’s poorest neighborhoods—which sit across the street from the country’s newest and grandest cathedral to sports, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
It all came down to this. Two years of planning and preparation, a week of concerts, parties, award ceremonies, charity events, and press conferences—all to culminate in one of the biggest and most-talked about sporting events in the country. Browse our photo gallery of game day photos.
As the final shards of Lombardi Trophy-shaped confetti twinkled around Tom Brady on Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s field, many Atlantans realized what fans of the Los Angeles Rams certainly had already internalized—Super Bowl LIII just wasn’t that good.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium will serve a "Rams" hot dog with chicharrones and a "Patriots" dog topped with baked beans. And they'll be selling both Coke and Pepsi.
At Mercedes-Benz Stadium, West Nest provides a training ground for Westside Works students and grads
Westside Works’s culinary track provides free training on how to work in a restaurant kitchen, eventually offering graduates a path to Atlanta food service jobs. And at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, West Nest serves as a hands-on, real-world training ground for students and grads of the culinary program.
What does it take to host a Super Bowl? The host committee is expecting a wave of more than 1 million visitors over the 10-day hoopla that culminates in the Big Game on February 3 at the 75,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The event will mark Atlanta’s third Super Bowl and the first in 19 years. Let’s hope for zero freak ice storms this time.