Super Bowl LIII (53). The glass-encased Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta will host the Super Bowl LIII showdown between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots on Feb. 3
The New England Patriots are making their twelfth appearance in the Big Game, while the Los Angeles Rams are making their fourth. The two have Super Bowl history, as Tom Brady could come full circle with a win over the first team he beat in the championship game.
The New England Patriots are no stranger to the NFL Playoffs under the command of coach Bill Belichick and leadership of QB Tom Brady. This season, after a first-round bye, they defeated the San Diego Chargers 41-28 at home in the Divisional Round. In the AFC Championship, they defeated number-1 seed Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 in a thrilling overtime away victory.
The stadium also houses a neutral host distributed antenna system (DAS) and all four major carriers–AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile–have signed on to it. This means that fans will have the option of using their cellular service with plenty of connectivity or switch to the stadium’s Wi-Fi.
The Rams are trying to repeat what the Eagles did last season and upset the Pats as underdogs. With an immensely talented team that includes the likes of Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods on offense, not to mention Aaron Donald, Aqib Talib and John Johnson on defense, if nothing else the Rams are one of the NFL’s most exciting teams on paper.
This year will be the sixth year in a row that Extreme Networks has been the official Wi-Fi analytics provider of the Super Bowl, and the expectation is that data usage will jump again as stadiums continually increase their capacity to support mobile devices from fans.