It’s been a long-held truth in the NFL that if you build a new stadium in a warm weather city you’ll get yourself a Super Bowl. Well, this weekend they’ve proved that you don’t even need to be in the Sun Belt to get one. The Falcons, and the city of Atlanta, should be in line to host the big game once they finish work on their new stadium.
The new digs, which are scheduled to be open and running for the start of the 2017 season, feature some of the most futuristic and bold design concepts as we’ve ever seen in football. From a round retractable roof to sharp, sleek lines, the new Falcons’ home will be the envy of the NFL when it opens.
That should mean a date to host the Super Bowl will come very shortly after the first touchdowns are thrown in the new stadium. Most likely, the league will award the game to the city even before the stadium officially opens for business.
Atlanta is a great city to host such an event, with plenty of hotels and transportation options for the hordes of visitors that descend on whatever city is hosting the game every year. Combining the new stadium with a tourism-friendly city like Atlanta is the perfect storm for not just one Super Bowl, but many to come in the life of the new dome.
Lets all just hope that by that time the Falcons have gotten back on track and find themselves in contention to be not only host the Super Bowl, but to play in it as well.