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Want to be a part of the Super Bowl experience? Committee seeking volunteers

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The countdown to Super Bowl LIII continues and if you're looking to be a part of the experience, we have good news!

That's because the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee is seeking up to 10,000 volunteers to assist in welcoming more than 1 million guests expected to converge on the city for the big game, which will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019.

The committee is officially opening its application process for its team of volunteers as the city hosts ten days of festivities leading up to the Super Bowl.

The Atlanta host committee was at the previous Super Bowl in Minneapolis, learning all they can so it will be smooth sailing when the game rolls into town next year.  They've watched safety procedures, worked with traffic and transportation on how it will be coordinated once it comes to Atlanta and they've even had committee members embedded with the volunteer crew.

There were also nearly 10,000 volunteers for the game in Minneapolis.

When Atlanta hosted the College Football Championship, CBS46 saw fans waiting for long periods of time in bad weather to get into the stadium, and once the game was over, the wait for MARTA trains wasn't any better. 

Atlanta Super Bowl host committee chief operating officer, Brett Daniels told CBS46 News in February that he's already confident that next year's Super Bowl will be different.

"I don't think some of the issues we saw with some of the gates and the president's visit would impact it the same way," Daniels told CBS46.

For one thing, he says people will be allowed to stream in starting earlier in the day. So hopefully, less fans will be trying to get in all at once.  And as far as issues with MARTA trains?

Daniels attributes transit shortcomings to it being the first gigantic event since the stadium opened, and with another year under their belt, he expects all the wrinkles and miscommunications to be ironed out.

The Atlanta Super Bowl LIII Host Committee introduced a video at the press conference titled "We Are ATL" featuring Atlanta-native Ludacris. The video also included residents of Atlanta in areas around the city explaining what the words ATL mean to them. 

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