ATLANTA, June 14, 2016 — King & Spalding was a key player in the successful effort to bring Super Bowl LIII to Atlanta in 2019. The firm represented Atlanta’s Super Bowl host committee on a pro bono basis. The host committee included representatives from the Atlanta Sports Council, the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority and the Atlanta Falcons.
The King & Spalding team, led by corporate partner Justin King, worked on the effort for nearly a year, and managed to convince owners of the NFL’s franchises that Atlanta had the right combination of venue, hotel rooms, parking and other amenities to host the event. Also working on the firm team were partner Scott Petty, and associates Robert Beard, Nick Brown and Greg Lucas.
The NFL announced late last month that Atlanta—and its Mercedes-Benz Stadium—had scored Super Bowl LIII, over New Orleans and Miami. When the announcement occurred, the “war room” in Charlotte where King & Spalding team members and their clients had been waiting for the announcement erupted with jumps and cries of joy, King told the Fulton County Daily Report.
“Everyone had put a lot of work in this, and it was very rewarding for it to pay off,” King told the newspaper. “This is a very important project for the city, and we wanted to step up and do our part, as well.”
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