How did Atlanta get back in the business of hosting a Super Bowl?
After all, the last one in 2000 happened during a crippling ice storm, with a deadly knife fight in Buckhead stealing headlines.
It's up to NFL owners to decide Super Bowl host cities, factoring in weather, accommodations, and accessibility.
The final ballot for 2019 came down to Atlanta versus New Orleans.
The theme of the winning bid was "Atlanta Transformed," which highlighted attractions like the Georgia Aquarium that didn't exist during the last Super Bowl.
But the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium loomed largely and pushed Atlanta over the goal line.
The NFL wants to play Super Bowl 53 under an open roof, barring another ice storm.