SUPER BOWL LIII - TRAVELLER INFORMATION

Everything you need to know for your Super Bowl Experience!

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We are thrilled to have you take part in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. This trip will be an amazing life experience! We have collated the below information to assist you in your travels. As always, we are available for any questions you have at info@insiderexperience.com

Cheers, 

Karine & Jason and the Insider Sports team. 

ON-SITE CONTACTS            

Please put these numbers in your phone. You can text or call us at any time!                                         

Karine Bulger                kbulger@insiderexperience.com  

Aussie Mobile:              + 61 415 035 271

Phone (USA)                  + 00 11 1 310-694-1486

Jason Bulger               jason@insiderexperience.com

Aussie Mobile:            + 61 418 557 374       

HOTEL INFORMATION - ALOFT HOTEL

ALOFT HOTEL DOWNTOWN ATLANTA

300 Ted Turner Drive NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30308 USA

Telephone:  +00 11 1 678-515-0300

Check-In Time:    3:00pm          Check-Out Time:  12:00pm

  • INTERNET. Internet access is offered complimentary at the hotel for all in-house guests.

  • BREAKFAST. The Hotel offers a “grab n go” breakfast and they also have indicated they may offer a hot breakfast over Super Bowl Weekend. More details will follow. Breakfast is an additional cost.

  • FITNESS. The hotel fitness center “re:charge” is open 24 hours a day. There is also a heated outdoor pool, which is open from 6am to 10pm daily. Temperatures in February may not be conducive to an outdoor swim this time of year!

  • ON SITE BAR. There is a hotel bar onsite called WXYZ and operates seven days per week. The bar also serves a choice of light bites.

  • GRAB-N-GO. There is a convenient grab-n-go food outlet called Re:Fuel located in the lobby and can provide you with easy grab & go meals, mix-and-match munchies, healthy bites, or make-your-own cappuccinos and more.

As part of your package with us, your nightly room rate and all taxes are included. When you check-in you will be asked to put a credit card on the room to cover all other incidentals. 

HOTEL INFORMATION - HILTON HOTEL

HILTON HOTEL DOWNTOWN ATLANTA

255 COURTLAND STREET NE, ATLANTA, GEORGIA, 30303, USA

Telephone:  +00 11 1 404-659-2000

Check-In Time:    4:00pm          Check-Out Time:  11:00am

  • INTERNET. Internet access is offered complimentary at the hotel if you are or become a Hilton Honors member. We suggest signing up to this before you leave and ensuring you have your member number with you in Atlanta.

  • BREAKFAST. Offered each morning in the hotel restaurant or via room service. Not included in your room rate.

  • FITNESS. The hotel fitness center is open 24 hours a day, and is one of the most extensive in the downtown area featuring basketball, jogging track, tennis court and fitness room.

  • ON SITE BAR / RESTAURANT. There are three lounges located in the hotel along with four restaurant options, each will be open late during Super Bowl week. For detailed hours of operation, check back with us closer to the event or on site with the front desk staff.

  • OTHER SERVICES. There is a FedEx Shipping centre located in house, as well as a Concierge Desk, and Room Service offered from 6am to 11:30pm daily.

As part of your package with us, your nightly room rate and all taxes are included. When you check-in you will be asked to put a credit card on the room to cover all other incidentals. 

ATTIRE AND WEATHER

We suggest packing a jumper or two! On average in Atlanta, early Feb has an average high of 12°C during the days and lows of 2°C at night, so it's best to be prepared. 

Sunrise on Feb 1st:                              7:33am

Sunset on Feb 1st:                               6:09pm

AIRPORT ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

Due to the volume of people arriving into Atlanta over Super Bowl week, getting into and out of the Airport may be a lengthy process. For those flying out on Monday 4th Feb, it is suggested you arrive at the airport three hours prior to your scheduled departure time to clear check-in and clear security lines. Please also allow lots of time for travel as there will be a LOT of traffic. 

For airport transfers each-way, TAXI's or UBER are the most cost effective mode of transport. Please ensure you have the UBER app loaded on your phone prior to departure to the States.

If you would like a private transfer with a car and driver to meet you at the airport, we will soon be releasing a booking form.

And we are sure you all have this covered, but don't forget to check your ESTA Visa is in place prior to departing Australia! 

TICKET COLLECTION

You will be able to collect your Super Bowl ticket and tailgate party ticket from our team on Friday, 1st February. Exact location and timing is still TBA, we will advise this closer to the date.  

If you do not arrive until late Friday evening or Saturday please email our team so we can set-up an alternative time.

GAME DAY INFORMATION

Lucky for you, by booking with Insider Sports you will have no transport issues on game day!! Both of our host hotels are just a 10-15 minute casual stroll to the Pregame Tailgate Party for all of our guests!

IMPORTANT - MERCEDES BENZ STADIUM HAVE ADVISED US THEY WILL NOT ACCEPT AN INTERNATIONAL DRIVERS LISCENCE AS A FORM OF ID FOR ALCOHOL SALES. YOU WILL NEED TO CARRY YOUR PASSPORT.

PREGAME TAILGATE PARTY | 2:30-5:30pm (kick-off at 6:30pm)

This year's NFL-produced tailgate party takes place in the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta’s multi-purpose Convention Centre, located across the road from Mercedes-Benz Stadium. There will be multiple parties running on Game Day, so will advise closer to, which Hall to enter for your Ticket Package. 

There will be plenty of top-shelf spirits, beer, soft drinks and food on offer.  The Party runs from 2:30pm - 5:30pm local time, which provides enough time to make your way to your seats to take in all the pre-game festivities. The musical acts will be announced closer to the event, but this past year Kelly Clarkson was the headliner.

SUPER BOWL 53 PREGAME PARTY MENU BY CHEF JOSEPH FLAMM

Chef Joseph Flamm Winner of Bravo’s Top Chef Season 15, will be curating our pregame party menus at Super Bowl 53. Chef Joe is doing it the Georgia way and putting together a Southern Style menu that will give guests a true taste of Atlanta.

He attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts where he mastered his cooking skills across all cuisines. His incredible culinary abilities have led him to cook for presidents, celebrities, and now Super Bowl. Currently, Chef Joe is the Executive Chef at Michelin-starred Spiaggia & Café Spiaggia.

This tailgate party is INCLUDED in your ticket.

SUPER BOWL 53 PREGAME REDZONE - HOSTED BY SCOTT HANSON

For those who would prefer to take in all the sights and sounds of the pregame warmups, the NFL introduced a new initiative this year where the host of ESPN’s Red Zone, Scott Hanson, provides a 90-minute pregame rundown of the team’s players on field during the warmups, with exclusive interviews and predictions of the game to come. If this is of interest to you, we recommend you make you way to your seats by 5pm local time to take in all the atmosphere inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

The NFL Clear Bag Policy has been in place for many years, and ALL fans must adhere to the list of prohibited items, and how to carry items into Mercedes-Benz Stadium in a clear bag.

Please CLICK HERE for the latest information for game day.

Bags and purses must be smaller than 4.5" x 6.5" in size. Please note when you pick-up your tickets we will be providing a clear bag that meets the NFL specifications. One is provided for every two tickets.

ALCOHOL POLICY

Please see below for the Mercedes Benz Stadium Alcohol Policy:

  • All guests purchasing alcohol, who appear to be younger than 30 years old, must present a valid ID. An international drivers licence will not be accepted.

  • No alcohol will be sold to guests who appear to be impaired. 

  • There is a two (2) alcohol drink limit, per transaction.

  • Alcohol sales on the concourses and in the seating areas will generally terminate at the end of the third quarter. 

  • Guests passing alcohol to minors will be ejected and subject to arrest. 

  • Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the stadium. Any attempt to bring alcohol into the stadium will be considered a violation of the Code of Conduct and may result in the guests being ejected, arrested or tickets being revoked. 

CAMERAS AND VIDEO EQUIPMENT

Guests may bring hand-held still-photo or video cameras to capture the special moments from their visit to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The following items are not permitted inside the stadium: 

  • Mono/tripods 

  • Professional cameras with zoom lenses greater than 200mm or larger than six inches in length 

  • Selfie Sticks

VIP PARTIES

For those of you that have purchased VIP Party tickets, please see information below:

BUD LIGHT MUSIC FESTIVAL

On Location Experiences is hosting the first ever Bud Light Music Festival in Atlanta for Super Bowl 2019. The official hospitality partner of the NFL, this three-night festival will give football fans and the entire city of Atlanta an opportunity to enjoy the artists they love from Thursday, January 31 through Saturday, February 2 at Atlanta’s fully transformed, premium, sports and live entertainment venue, State Farm Arena (home of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks franchise). These shows have no age restriction; remember in USA you must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol.

On Saturday night, Bruno Mars will headline with Cardi B opening.

On Friday night, Aerosmith will headline with: Just updated - Special Guest is Post Malone.  https://www.msn.com/en-ca/entertainment/music/news/post-malone-to-play-bud-light-super-bowl-festival-alongside-aerosmith-exclusive/ar-BBQA1de

On Thursday night, Atlanta hip-hop legend Ludacris & Friends, Quality Control Presents: Migos, Lil Yachty, & Lil Baby. Plus, Metro Boomin + Special Guests, a DJ set by Lil Jon, & more.

For general admission ticket information www.superbowlmusicfest.com

Contact Insider Sports if you are interested in VIP access to any of these concerts. Prices start from USD$800 per person and price depends on which concert.

DIRECT TV PARTY - FOO FIGHTERS

Legendary rock band Foo Fighters will perform at this year’s DIRECTV Super Saturday Night on Feb. 2 in Atlanta, the evening before the Big Game. 

DIRECTV has celebrated the weekend of the Big Game for 13 years with one-of-a-kind fan experiences and performances. This year, an intimate custom-built, 3-tiered, 72,000 square-foot venue will be constructed at Atlantic Station.

All general admission tickets will be standing-room only, floor level. These tickets can be booked via this link https://www1.ticketmaster.com/foo-fighters/event/0E00557ACF5A274D

If you would like VIP tickets which include a VIP entrance, dedicated area and full open bar, please contact our team. These tickets are from USD$1200 per person.

MAXIM PARTY

We are still waiting on information for this event but it will be held the Saturday Night. VIP tickets priced at USD$850.00 per person, including full open bar. Upgrades available for lounge style reserved areas.

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED PARTY

This event has just been announced for the Saturday night. Pricing and talent will be released in the next few weeks.

SHAQ’S FUN HOUSE

This party will be on the Friday Night. Tickets can be purchased directly from the website: https://shaqsfunhouse.com/

RESTAURANTS

We encourage everyone to make their reservations as soon as possible. A great app is called OPEN TABLE. You can download this in the app store and make your dinner bookings online. Many of the restaurants are booked out exclusively for NFL sponsors however as of right now, here are some that are available to book:

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Cuts Steakhouse

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood

Nikolai’s Roof (at the Hilton)

Pacific Rim Bistro

LOCAL INFORMATION

Population:                Atlanta is the capital of, and the most populous city in the state of Georgia. It is the 9th largest metropolitan area in the US (in comparison last year’s host city Minneapolis was the 39th largest). 

Time Zone:                 UTC– 5 Hours.  Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the USA. During the month of February, Sydney & Melbourne are 16 hours ahead of Atlanta; meaning that when it’s 10am in Sydney / Melbourne, it’s 6pm in Atlanta the day prior.

Electricity:                  The standard US voltage is 100 volts (compared to Australia’s 240 volts).  If you are taking any electrical appliances make sure you get an adapter or two before you leave (you most likely won’t find an Aussie power adapter in the US). Light switches in the US are the opposite (up for on, down for off).

Insider Tip:  If you have a lot of devices that need to be charged overnight like we do, bring a 4-outlet power strip with you from Australia that way you only need one US converter to plug in and charge all your devices overnight! 

Remember:                When crossing a road, look left first, then right.  It takes a bit of getting used to, but it is something you need to be aware of all the time and it’s easy to forget.

International mobile roaming:

For further information please check out the following links:

Optushttp://www.optus.com.au/shop/mobile/international-roaming

Telstrahttps://www.telstra.com.au/international-roaming 

THINGS TO DO IN ATLANTA

We highly recommend you venture in and around the Downtown Atlanta during the days and take in the atmosphere and American culture that surrounds this amazing, once-in-a-lifetime event. 

Super Bowl Live.  Taking place outside at Centennial Olympic Park located just metres from the Aloft Hotel in Downtown Atlanta, this is a free event for all ages to experience the Super Bowl flare, and includes a fan festival with concerts and other activities. Click this link to check out the entire schedule of events, and updated concert schedule.

Super Bowl NFL Experience.  Hosted indoors at the Georgia World Congress Centre, this is a ticketed event, and plays tribute to the history of the game, and well as showcasing some of the best players to ever grace the gridiron! Hours of Operations are:

Sat, Jan 26 2019 10:00AM – 10:00PM Open to General Public

Sun, Jan 27 2019 10:00AM – 8:00PM Open to General Public

Mon, Jan 28 2019 3:00PM—8:00PM Open to General Public

Tues, Jan 29 2019 3:00PM – 8:00PM Open to General Public

Wed, Jan 30 2019 3:00PM – 10:00PM Open to General Public

Thurs, Jan 31 2019 3:00PM – 10:00PM Open to General Public

Fri, Feb 1, 2019 10:00AM – 10:00PM Open to General Public

Sat, Feb 2, 2019 10:00AM –10:00PM Open to General Public

Sun, Feb 3, 2019 2:00PM—5:00PM Super Bowl TICKETHOLDERS ONLY

COFFEE SHOPS

Whilst the hotel will have US style coffee, for something a little more like home, there are two places within walking distance. Caribou Coffee and Corner Bakery Cafe. The hotel staff will be able to give you directions. 

 Downtown Atlanta Map - including Super Bowl Live, Super Bowl NFL Experience, Georgia World Congress Center, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Downtown Atlanta Map - including Super Bowl Live, Super Bowl NFL Experience, Georgia World Congress Center, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium.