Dressed in the bright red Atlanta Socks outfit, Davi's family arrived early on Saturday morning to enjoy the Super Bowl experience in Atlanta.
More than a week before the big game they joined a steady stream of football fans, Super Bowl Experience Driven by Hyundai, a football theme park located on 800,000 square feet of space within the World Congress Center in Georgia by February 2.
Michelle Baker of Raleigh, NC, shows her face while playing a fast game at the Super Bowl Experience at Georgia's World Congress Center on Saturday. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
(The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
From experimental draft and interactive football skills and simulation games to the NFL dressing room, Davie's family and other fans of the game had to experience those things you see only on TV.
Dave's family, including Zack, his wife Aiko and their two-year-old son Julian, surprise a special surprise when they entered the Super Bowl Experience, and Devon Freeman sat on a small stage to sign autographs. , Here they met star player Falcons, who played in Super Bowl two years ago.
Zack Davie told Freeman, who missed most of the season because of an injury that they hope to continue improving, and "we are Freeman thank him, signed soccer and smiled for the pictures.
"It's really great that it takes time to do that and be a part of it," said Davie. The 42-year-old Sokol ticket holder said he was disappointed by his favorite team, who was not in the big game, is still excited about his city – where he was born and where he lived all his life – will host Superbowl, and Davi said he was reassured that Sokol's biggest rival did not compete next Sunday.
"We are happy as fans of the New Orleans are not here," he added. "The game of Saints-New England would be a nightmare."
The fans are rising to see the Super Bowl rings at the Super Bowl Experience at Georgia's World Congress Center on Saturday. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
(The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Despite the loyalty of football team or physical strength, Super Bowl Experience takes care of even casual fans. Vince Lombardy's trophy – which either Los Angeles Rams or New England Patriots will raise next Sunday night from the Meaders-Bentz stadium – sits brilliantly behind a Plexiglas cube waiting to be inspected and photographed.
Cheerleaders presented themselves with children with wide-eyed eyes and their stupid dads, while fans who were interested in foundations could watch football balls.
Jerome Betis, Super Bowl XL Champion and Professional Football Hall Helps Supply the Super Bowl Experience Trophy at the Georgia World Congress Center on Saturday, January 26, 2019. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
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Football believers have demonstrated their loyalty in jerseys and hats bearing the logos of their favorite teams – the dolphins of Miami, New Orleans and Cincinnati Bengal were well represented among the crowd.
But the unique aspect of Super Bowl Experience is, well, experience ..
These 30 yard field goals that look so easy to explode through the upright when sitting on the couch? Now is the chance to try to kick one – and watch the ball be scattered a few yards from the artificial grass.
Or how about transferring a touch in a mesh basket or opening a 40-yard Golden Maria?
More physically confident can run a 40-yard dash, jump into the air for a vertical jump, and show his strength on the bench.
Meanwhile, Freeman said, although "Unfortunately Falcons are not in the Super Bowl," he is still a joy for him to be part of the Super Bowl experience Saturday morning, and to interact with fans.
"It's a lot of fun," Freeman said, "It's really great to see all the kids. I love telling them that the sky is the limit and I believe in myself. "
Meanwhile, for the Maurice family (which is a separate household: Tyson is a Sokoley fan, Kim's wife is a fan of the saints and the faithfulness of their little children), the Super Bowl Experience is fun for everyone. They surveyed the area – they checked everything from the Lombardy trophy and Super Bowl rings to the games in that huge, rugged playground for children and adults.
Tyson and his three-year-old Hardin took part in a mock-up. They were chosen together in the first round of the Atlanta Falcons – under the sounds of loud cries and high fives around.
"It's exciting for us in Atlanta," said Tyson Morris of Decatur. "This is a great opportunity to show Atlanta."
"It's really amazing to be in Atlanta and experience this in Atlanta," says Kim Morris, a Saints fan. "It would be much better if the saints were in it, but I'm not bitter."
"Maybe a bit bitter," she added.
"Yes, well, maybe it's a bit," she said
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Jordyn Gruber poses at the Super Bowl Experience at Georgia's World Congress Center on Saturday. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
(The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
For the Caruso family four generations of New England Patriots fans took the festive atmosphere, feeling optimistic and confident for a week's Sunday victory.
"We'll win for sure," said Chris Caruso of Atlanta. "We have the greatest coach of all time and the greatest defender of all time."
But here, in Atlanta, many football fans did not feel it for the patriots, or at least did not root for the patriots.
In the immediate vicinity of the Super Bowl Experience at Centennial Olympic Park, Saturday afternoon, the first round of free concerts, courted by the Atlanta Superman Jermaine Dupri
was launched. Hip-Hop (Goodie Mob), R & B (Monica), Country (Craig Campbell) and Electronic (Heroes X Villains).
As Emerald Empire Band plays in the background, Dupri dressed in a red jacket and baseball The cap carrying the logo of his So So Def label said his priority was to present Atlanta positively. "For the longest time I feel that Atlanta has not received credit that other cities have gained. It is important for us to include for our city. "
As for the prediction of the game, the Falcons Falcons all the time smiled.
"All fans of Falcons are fans of Rams this week. "
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Prices and time may vary depending on the date. For the first time, the NFL introduced a variable ticket pricing for the Super Bowl Experience. Take advantage of lower weekday rates. By purchasing a $ 20 adult ticket, up to three free tickets for children 12 and less will be available at the Super Bowl Experience boxing on January 28-30. Ticket prices are higher – $ 40 for adults and between $ 10 and $ 25 for kids – on other days. The box office of the Super Bowl Experience is located at the Georgia World Congress B. The office will close two hours before closing the event every day. atlsuperbowl53.com/sbx/
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